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Egg stew

I got this recipe from Nisha’s mother. One of our favourite dish at college. Aunty used to send extra appoms and curry so that her daughter wouldn’t starve 😀 After my marriage , as soon as I started cooking on a day to day basis I called her up for the recipe. Even after 10 years, it is one of the best in our Menu.
(  Just the common things you have in your kitchen )
1.Potatoes – 3-4 nos cut into 1″ cubes

2.Onion – 1-2 nos sliced

3.green chilli – 2-3  slit into two

4.ginger – 1″ piece chopped


chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

corriander powder – 2 tsp

all spice powder/ garam masala – 2 1/2 tsp

pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

6.coconut oil – 1 tsp.

7.salt to taste

8.mustard seeds and dry chilli for tadka . 1/2 tsp all spice powder / garam masala

9.curry leaves

10.coconut milk from 1/2 coconut ( I take 2 or 3 hand fulls of coconut scrapings depending on availability ). We need it thick so add less water and squeeze thoroughly.

11. boiled egg ( as reqd) or paneer cubes.

Method :

Pressure cook all the ingredients from 1 to 7.
Three or four whistles will be enough .
After cooling add the coconut milk and boil till the gravy is thick.
Smash potatoes if you like it that way.

Do the tadka . Add a pinch of masala to it after switching off the stove.

Mix it with the curry.

Add boiled egg / softened paneer cubes . Simmer for some time.

Add 1/2 tsp raw coconut oil for the aroma .

Ready to serve.

Goes best with Appom / bread.

Mutton stew with left over curry

Required :

1. Left over mutton curry

2. 1-2 medium potatoes

3. thick coconut milk ( 1/2 cup)

4. curry leaves

5. 1 tsp coconut oil

Take one or two mutton pieces from the curry.

Cut one or two potato ( as you need ) into small pieces.

Add one cup water . Pressure cook in medium flame till 2-3 whistles.

Mix with left over curry . Bring to boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Add one cup thick coconut milk. Add curry leaves and 1 tsp coconut oil .

Serve hot.

( Chicken stew can also be made like this from left over curry . Potato not necessary. )

Goes well with bread, appom, idiappom, dosa, chappathi ….anything. Makes a good easy Sunday breakfast .