May 4, 2013

Onion and Garlic Stew

Onion and Garlic Stew – A delicious main dish with Appam  (Hoppers) & Idiyappam (String hoppers) !!

Serves: 2 – 3


1 tablespoon oil

3 onions, cubed (separate each layers)

3 green chillies, slit lengthwise

1 – inch ginger, thinly sliced

12 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

6 curry leaves

300 ml Maggi coconut milk or homemade 250 ml thin coconut milk and 50 ml thick coconut milk

¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


If using Maggi coconut milk powder, dilute 25 g coconut milk powder with 300 ml water.

Heat oil in a deep pan / karahi on a medium heat. Add onion cubes and gently fry till pink color.

Add slit green chillies, ginger, garlic  and curry leaves. Fry on a low heat until fragrant for about 3 – 4 minutes.

Now add diluted Maggi coconut milk (or homemade 250 ml thin coconut milk) and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until done / onions well cooked (If using homemade coconut milk,  final stage - add 50 ml thick coconut milk, mix well and switch off the gas. No need to boil). Serve with appam / idiyappam ..

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