Kerala Ishtu

Urulakizhangu( Potato) stew

Kerala Ishtu

Urulakizhangu( Potato) stew

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By sowmya anilpillai

Published On: 04 Jan 2009

Rating: 4
17 Votes, 6 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 5
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Step 1

Peel off the skin from potatoes and carrots.

Step 2

Microwave each item separtely with enough water and salt.

Step 3

:- Cooking time for potato and carrot can be different.

Step 4

Take aside 1/4 cup of cooked potatoes, mash it very well and keep it aside.

Step 5

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan.

Step 6

Add the masala ingredients to it.

Step 7

Once the masala aroma comes out, add onions, green chillies, curry leaves, followed by ginger and garlic.

Step 8

When you see onions becoming translucent and green chillies skin bubbling up, add green peas and saute for 7 minutes.

Step 9

To this mix, add cooked potatoes and carrots and coat them well with the masala mix.

Step 10

Add thin coconut milk along with mashed potatoes and let it cook on low flame for 15 mins.

Step 11

:- Mashed potatoes thickens the gravy.

Step 12

Taste test here for salt and adjust to taste.

Step 13

Add thick coconut milk, bring it to boil and take it out immediately from the stove.

Step 14

:- The gravy consistency should be thick and gluey.

Step 15

Garnish with more curry leaves .

Step 16

Standards I follow:-
1) 2 cups thin milk = 1 1/4 cup water + 3/4 cups thick milk
2) If I dont have all masala ingredients, I use 1/4 - 1/2 garam masala powder (But taste is very much compromised..).
3) Before serving I take out masala sticks out, if I end up using whole spices.
4) Some times, I put star anise before serving as garnish and serving purposes.

Step 17



Very good recipe. Good with palappam.


vary tasty


ee peru adhyamaya kelkunne.... curry kollam

Karthika Anurudh

very tasty dish, goes well with appams and vellappamm...thanks


Greenpeas idea kollam.. :). Nice post


It is very good...

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