Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Potato Stew


Potato stew is a typical Keralite dish and it is very easy to make.  It will be very tasty and it goes well with Aapam and Idiyappam. In a typical stew, they wont add tomatoes.  My husband is not a big fan of stew. So I tried making the stew by adding tomatoes. It came out well and now he likes to have it.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
No of Servings : 3-4
Spice level: 2 out of 5


  • Coconut milk-1 1/2 cup
  • Potato-1(boiled)
  • Green chillies-5(according to spice level)
  • Garlic-6 cloves
  • Onion-1(finely chopped)
  • Tomato(small size)-1(finely chopped)(optional)
  • Cinnamon-1/2″
  • Cloves-2
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Salt-to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves,curry leaves, garlic, green chillies followed by the chopped onions and salt.
  2. Fry them till they become translucent and add the chopped tomatoes.
  3. Fry till they become soft and add half of the coconut milk with little water.
  4. Cut half the potato into cubes and smash the remaining potato.
  5. Add this to the mixture and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Then add the remaining coconut milk and boil for another minutes.
  7. Garnish with the coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with Aapam or idiyappam.



  1. Arthi,

    We love stew, your stew looks good,

  2. Stew and appam make a delectable combo!

  3. stew and appam what a delicious with roti too.. stew looks yummy

  4. That looks lovely ,would love to try it out….

  5. wow…that looks sensational! Potato stew with coconut cream…just irresistible.

  6. Potato stew looks good…must be so tasty with appams 🙂

  7. Thou shall not post pictures of mouth watering food in the morning…..It distracts me to no end.

  8. This looks very good, can’t wait to try out my new appam pan after seeing this!!

  9. Wow, looks awesome, simply delicious preparation…with appam sounds wonderful

  10. Love stew.usually we add some veggies too 🙂 this looks wonderful !

  11. Yummy n inviting…

  12. Lovely and yummy combo, looks tempting and delicious.

  13. This stew sounds and looks great! Will try sometime. Thanks for visiting my blog! Cheers!

  14. Thank you everyone for your valuable comments!!!

  15. …coconut potato stew sound so appealing… where do you get curry leaves?

  16. @momgateway:Thanks for visiting.We can get curry leaves in any Indian store.

  17. My fav..looks so delicious and creamy!!

    • Thank you !!

  18. Easy prep……but when to add/what to do with the chillies?

    • Sorry for the confusion. We have to add green chillies before adding onions. Thanks for letting us know.