Fragrant Coconut Vegetable Stew





•  4 fenugreek seeds
•  ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
•  1 bay leaf
•  1 star anise
•  1 cinnamon stick (2 inches)
•  2 cloves
•  12 fresh curry leaves


•  ½ cup chopped potato
•  ½ cup chopped carrot
•  ½ cup chopped pumpkin
•  ½ cup chopped green beans
•  ¼ cup chopped drumsticks (cut into 2” pieces)

•  ½ green chili, finely chopped
•  ½ teaspoon grated ginger
•  ½ cup water

Other Ingredients

•  ¾ cup thick coconut milk
•  ½ teaspoon jaggery powder
•  ½ teaspoon rock salt


Prepare thick coconut milk by blending ¾ cup coconut with ¾ cup water and then sieving it.


In a pot, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon and clove. Dry roast for 3 minutes on low flame.
2. Add the curry leaves. Dry roast for a minute.
3. Add all the vegetables to the pot along with the water and stir. Cover and cook for 15-18 minutes on medium flame, until cooked.
4. Switch off the stove. Add thick coconut milk, jaggery, and salt. Stir and cover for 5 minutes.
5. Serve warm with lemon rice.

Coconut Stew

Benefits of this Recipe:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Vegetables: Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, the assortment of vegetables in this stew contributes to overall health and well-being.
  2. Digestive Support: Fenugreek seeds and ginger are known for their digestive properties, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
  3. Immune-Boosting: The combination of spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger provides immune-boosting benefits, helping to ward off illness and support immune function.
  4. Vegan and Gluten-Free: This stew is naturally vegan and gluten-free, making it suitable for a variety of dietary preferences and restrictions.

Nutritive Value (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 150 kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 3000 IU
  • Vitamin C: 20mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Calcium: 50mg

Enjoy the nourishing goodness of this fragrant coconut vegetable stew, a wholesome dish that delights the senses and nurtures the body with each comforting spoonful.

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