January 7, 2016

Mixed Vegetable & Coconut Milk Stew

Alright, My first post for the year 2016. We got back from our Vacation during the beginning of the week. We had a great time & we are back refreshed and ready to take on what the year has to offer

I had to do a mandatory fridge cleaning before we headed off on a break. A quick stew that I made using the bits & odds from the fridge. A few unused Veggies & a can of partially used Coconut Milk. And this stew was made. Leftovers always lead to something tasty .. Everytime 

Babycorn Curry4 

  You Will Need:

  • 10-12 Baby Corn - Cut into Rounds of 2'inch thickness
  • 1 large Potato
  • 1 large Carrot 
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Zucchini
  • 100 ml Thick Coconut Milk
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Kitchen King Masala
  • 2 tsp cooking oil

To Grind:
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 5 cloves of Garlic
  • A small piece of Ginger

How To:

Dice Potato into cubes & immerse in cold water until you put it to use. Dice Carrots, Bell Pepper & Zucchini & set aside

Parboil Babycorn, Potatoes & Carrots to fasten the cooking process. I usually microwave them for about 6-8 minutes in salted water.

Roughly chop the onion & tomato. In a mixer, add all the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' list & add a tablespoon of water & grind into a smooth paste

In a cooking pan, heat oil. Add Bell Peppers & Zucchini. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the ground paste & a cup of water. Add the parboiled Babycorn, Potatoes & Carrots. Add half a teaspoon of kitchen king masala & stir. Let it come to a boil.  Add Coconut Milk & some salt. Add some water if you feel that the gravy is too thick. It will mostly likely need more water.  Gently simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Keep Stirring at regular intervals. 

Turn off the heat & serve warm with Roti/Phulka/Jeera Rice or Peas Pulao. It goes well with plain Basmati Rice too

NOTE:

You can pretty much use any vegetables that are available. Some of my other favourites that would probably go into the stew would be

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green Peas - Fresh/Frozen
  • Chayote

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