How to make Ishtew - SK Khazana -

Kerala style vegetable stew which is generally served with appams

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian, Kerala

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Ishtew - SK Khazana

Ishtew - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Ishtew - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Carrots peeled and cut into diamonds 2 medium

  • Potatoes peeled and cut into diamonds 2 medium

  • Cauliflower florets 8-10

  • French beans cut into 1 inch pieces 8-10

  • Coconut oil 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Star anise 2

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut milk 1 cup

  • Green peas blanched 1/4 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat coconut oil in a non-stick wok, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, star anise, curry leaves and green chillies, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onion, mix well and saute till translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and saute for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add carrots and potatoes and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 4

Add cauliflower, mix well and saute for 2 minutes. Add French beans and toss.

Step 5

Add salt and mix. Add coconut milk. Rinse the jar in which coconut milk was kept with ½ cup water and add to the wok. Mix well, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes.

Step 6

Add green peas and garam masala powder, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 7

Transfer the stew into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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