Mom made the palappams and me d stew….and here goes the recipe for the stew….
Carrot-1 cup cubed
Potato-1or 2 cups cubed
Green peas-1/4 cup
Onion-1 thinly sliced
Green Chilly-2/3 sliced or slit
Pepper powder/Whole pepper-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon-1 inch thick
Cardamom-2 or 3
Ginger-1 inch peice
Thick coconut milk-1/2-3/4 cup
Thin coconut milk-11/2 cup
Boil carrots and potatoes with ginger. Keep aside. Boil water. Put peas in the hot boiling water and boil till it is cooked. Strain and keep aside. Fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper in little coconut oil. Add onions. Sauté till translucent. Add green chilli and curry leaves. Add vegetables. Simmer and boil in thin coconut milk 5-10 minutes. Then add thick coconut milk and boil for2-3 minutes.Add salt.Serve warm with the palappams.
You can boil the sliced onions,cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,pepper,green chilli along with the vegetables and ginger.
You can sauté ginger garlic paste(1tsp each) with the onions in case you are frying the onions and not boiling it with the veggies.
You can boil the veggies in thin coconut milk instead of water.
Garnish with mustard seeds and curry leaves spluttered in little coconut oil.
Add 2 tsps of maida or cornflour to water and add to above to make it thick.
You can also add ¼ cup beans to the veggies listed above and boil.