APPAM AND KERALA STYLE VEGETABLE STEW

Everyone who have tasted authentic Kerala dishes will love appaam n puttu. Appam is the one dish which my mother and grand mother have never tried. 

Always i was in love with these appams.. with crispy edges n soft pillowy inside. A big bowl of coconut milk goes well with these appams.. But my love for veg stew has no limits.. A very quick to make side dish if all ingredients are in hand..
Ingredients for Appam:
1 cup - Raw Rice
1 cup - Idli Rice
1/2 cup - Urad dhal
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
1/2 cup - Coconut milk (which i did not add)
Water - as req


Method:
Wash and soak the above ingredients for 3 hrs and grind them to smooth and thin batter. Add salt mix well and ferment overnight.


Next day morning mix the batter well and make appams in appam pan.


Ingredients for Vegetable stew: 
3 – Potatoes, cubed
1 – Carrot, cubed
¼ cup – Frozen Green Peas 
1 no – Onion, sliced (white onion preferred)
½” – Ginger, thinly sliced
4 no - Cloves 
1/2” - Cinnamon 
4 pod - Cardamom 
6 no - Black pepper corns (slighlty crushed)
8 no - Green chillies, slit
½ cup – Thick Coconut milk 
2 sprig - Curry leaves 
1 tbsp - Coconut oil or any cooking oil
Salt 

Method: 

Pressure cook potato and carrot for 1 whistle with ¼ tsp salt.


In a pan heat oil, add onion, ginger, chillies, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon n cardamom jus mix them and add the veggies to it add salt add ½ cup water and close the lid. (Onions should not be fried the color should be retained)


In 4 min the vegetables will be cooked add coconut milk and simmer for another 3 min and switch off the stove. Serve hot with appam!!!

Comments

Laxmi said…
tasty.. I love appams.. Nice clicks and explanation.. I do not add coconut milk while grinding but serve them along with aapams..
Looks simply fantastic.
wow...it came out perfectly without yeast too....great..best combo with that creamy stew.. :)
Sobha Shyam said…
appams without yeast is new to me, sounds great, veg stew is also looking delicious..
Priya said…
Appam and stew both looks super filling and fabulous..Coz of electric stove i cant able to carry appam pan,missing it:(..
Raina said…
Yum! This looks wonderful:)
GEETHA ACHAL said…
wow...so tempting appams & kurma...Love it very much...
Love your stew recipe :)
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Excellent stew and appam combi. Wonderful preparation.
Deepa
Mélange said…
Your appams have come out well.Tempting ones.you know Kalpana,this is the way Tamil appams are being made.Since they use urad dal instead of yeast,the fermentation will be done that way.But in real kerala style appam,we either use yeast or toddy/coconut water for fermentation.

Lovely post.Am drooling over !
Radhika said…
Wonderful Combo. One of my favorites. i'm just craving for some right now.
Kaveri said…
I too, follow the same measurements for the appam...it comes out really well...your appam and stew looks very yum and perfectly done...
Suhaina said…
appom with stew is the best comination I love to have for breakfast..looks perfect..i am feeling hungry
Momof3 said…
Appam and veg. stew looks delicious...nice mouthwatering pics...I haven't really tried making appam before excepting from the ready mix...will definitely try this.
Nisha said…
Use of Urad dal is new to me , my mom uses yeast
RAKS KITCHEN said…
I too make aapam without coconut milk or yeast, i think the fenugreek is the one which compensates,lovely appam and the stew :)
Deeksha said…
Sounds healthy and yummy...
Priya Sreeram said…
ur version looks fine - loved the stew especially !
Vidhya said…
This indeed is a new version for Appam making.Stew looks so very delicious.
worlds best breakfast...looks fantastic ...drool!!
Very lovely combo. Very healthy breakfast.
Simply love it, looks fantastic.
Richa said…
A great combination Kalpana. i havent made appams before.. time to try some!

Richa @Hobby And More Food Blog
SpicyTasty said…
One of my all time favorite food. Looks perfect.
Lakshmi said…
நல்ல சுவையான குறிப்பு. படங்கலும் செய் முறை விளக்கங்களும் நன்னா இருக்கு.
Kalyan said…
Appam is one of my favourites anytime...looks delicious.
Now Serving said…
looks awesome - The stew looks too yummy! cheers, priya
Now Serving said…
Appam is delicious! Nice idea to have it with the stew :) great step by step!
Babli said…
Appam and kurma looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Wonderful recipe and presentation.
Simply Life said…
what a great stew!
SouthIndianHome said…
Wonderful authentic dish.Looks delicious
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revathi said…
What a scrumptious breakfast... I absolutely love this combination..:) I don't know how I missed your blog for so many days.... Thanks for your lovely comments dear... appreciate it:)

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Reva
Lovely stew recipe and perfect scrumptious breakfast idea..
Swathi said…
This appam is tamilnadu style, looks delicious with vegetable stew.
Umm Mymoonah said…
This is such a perfect meal, appam looks very soft and yummy!
Pushpa said…
Delicious appams with stew.
Hari Chandana said…
Wowwwwww. looks super delicious and perfect.. thanks for sharing dear.. love it :)
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Lovely combo and looks delicious ..... Glad to follow u ....
Suja said…
Perfect and yummy breakfast..my favorite combo..stew looks awesome
I love this combo...never made this at home...Both app am and stew are looking awesome here!
Gopika Ram said…
Just made appams a lil' while back :D Yours looks amazing.. Love it :D
Simply superb. Surely will try this. Feeling really hungry after looking at this.
Torviewtoronto said…
lovely combination with appam
Viki's Kitchen said…
Lovely presentation dear. Appam looks yummy with that stew.
Now Serving said…
It is breakfast time here and I would seriously like to come over to your place for a plate of that delicious combo :) So yum, kalpana :)
Sarah said…
this looks lovely! We make Appams without yeast but add some fresh coconut toddy instead. But this one with urad dal is new and surprising.
Ramya said…
Haa..one of my fav combo:-) The Appams have come out soo well even without the yeast:-) Yum yumm!!
Nandini said…
Mmm...Love this combo! Looks scrumptious...