Many South Indian dishes like appam, bisi bele bath, dosa, etc are scrumptious and can be eaten without any guilt. Yes! It’s good fir those who love to eat but do maintain their health with low in carbs and calories food.
One such incredibly healthy South Indian dish is Kerala-style vegetable stew. It is made with vegetables like peas, potatoes, beans, etc. It is quite light on the stomach while being bold in flavour.
Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan and add 2 cloves, 1 bay leaf, ½ inch cinnamon stick and 1 cardamom pod. Add ½ inch ginger and 2 thinly sliced green chillies. Now add 1 small onion thinly sliced and saute it for 1-2 minutes. Then to this, add 1 medium-sized potato cut into cubes, 1 carrot cut into cubes, ½ cup of chopped beans and ½ cup of frozen peas. Now, you can add a pinch of salt and cook on medium heat till the vegetables become soft and tender. Add 1 cup of water to the pan and let it come to a boil. Close the lid of the pan and slow cook on low heat to make sure the vegetables are cooked properly. Now add ¾ cup of coconut milk and stir.
Once the vegetables are cooked, add ½ cup of coconut milk with a little thick consistency and mix well. Season the stew with some black pepper powder to enhance the flavour. Cook the stew for 1-2 minutes on low heat. To add a little more good flavour, prepare the tempering, simply fry some curry leaves in oil. Top the stew with the fried curry leaves and a few drops of coconut oil and serve it.