Kaikari Ishtew

Vegetable stew with coconut milk This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Kaikari Ishtew
Main Ingredients French Beans, Coconut Powder
Cuisine Kerala
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kaikari Ishtew

  • 4-6 French Beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 Coconut Powder cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 small Cauliflower separated into small florets
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 1 Potato, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Star anise
  • 2-3 Green chillies slit
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder


  1. Place a strainer over a microwave bowl. Put the French beans, carrots, cauliflower and green peas in it,
  2. pour 1 cup water over it and keep the bowl in microwave oven.Cook on HIGH for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add bay leaf, cinnamon and star anise and sauté. Add green chillies, ginger paste, garlic paste and sauté. Add curry leaves and onion and sauté till golden.
  4. Remove the vegetables from the microwave. Place the potato in another microwave bowl, add ½ cup water and cook in the microwave on HIGH for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from the microwave and set aside. Add the vegetables and potato to the onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Take 1 tbsp coconut milk powder in a small bowl,
  6. add 1½ cups water and mix. Add this to the vegetables and mix. Cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Mix 3 tbsps coconut milk with 1 cup water.
  7. Remove the pan from heat and add this thick milk. Keep the pan back on heat, add salt and garam masala powder and mix well. Serve hot with appam or with steamed rice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 810
Carbohydrates 68.8
Protein 17.1
Fat 51.8
Other Fiber Fiber- 24.1gm