Thursday, April 2, 2009

Exotic Indian Stew

A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy.It is a slightly thicker form of soup. U know Me and my Hubby are trying to diet, so I try these new combos. U can just have with garlic bread..that's it easy dinner..low calorie food...I did add out Indian spices and veggies and made this Indian Stew.

Stews are best made in slow cooker but I did in a normal sauce pan. I didn't find any taste difference..Tasted really good...I am calling it exotic because the vegetable combo was unusual and tasted awsome..


1 Cup Red kidney Beans (Boiled)
1 chayote or chow- chow
1 carrot
1 onion
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tbsp pepper powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves

Heat oil in pan. Chop the onions into big bite size pieces. Add onions to oil and fry till translucent. Add carrot and chayote pieces. Saute for 5 mts. Add 1 cup of water, cover and cook. Keep stirring, if the veggies stick to the bottom add water. Once the veggies are tender, add the Masala powders and salt. Add water if the gravy is too thick. It should be thicker than soup. Allow to boil. Finally add the red kidney beans. Cover and cook for few more minutes. Remove from heat.Garnish with coriander...

Serve with Garlic bread!!!!



Is that like Kerala Ishtew? I made it once, it was so yummy. Looks great! :)

Poornima Nair

Thats an healthy stew..looks delicious.


Looks colorful! Protein with the kidney beans too. It must be difficult to be a foodie and diet, right? I tried and finally gave up!

Akal's Saappadu

A good idea for starting your diet :) nice new soup:)

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