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Egg stew recipe# Kerala Break fast recipe

Written By Kottayam Kitchen on Friday, July 29, 2016 | July 29, 2016

      Egg stew               

Egg stew or Istuuu

Recipe type : Side dish,Break fast
Prep Time :15 min
Cook Time :25 min
Serves - 5-6


  1. Boiled Eggs  - 6 nos(cut into half)
  2. Potato - 2 nos(cut into cubes)
  3. Carrot - 3  nos(cut into cubes)
  4. Onion - 1 big,sliced finely
  5. Ginger - 1 Tb sp finely chopped
  6. Garlic - 1 Tb sp finely chopped
  7. Green chillies - 5 nos,slited
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp(optional)
  9. Whole black pepper - 15 nos
  10. Cinnamon stick - 4 nos
  11. Cardamom - 8 nos.
  12. Clove - 10 nos
  13. flour/maida/corn starch paste - 2 Tb sp(optional)
  14. Thick Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  15. Medium thick coconut milk - 1 cup
  16. Cashew paste  - 2 Tb sp(optional)
  17. Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  18. Coconut oil - 3 Tb sp
  19. Salt - to taste

  • Add oil to a heated deep pan and fry/splutter  whole  spices after crushing it in mortar n pestle.
  • Add sliced onion with lit salt.Saute  until it becomes soft.(no need to brown it).
  • Add,chopped ginger,garlic, green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Mean while,boil eggs in water for 15 - 20 minutes
  • When everything combines oil becomes clear.Add lit turmeric powder(purely optional),and add 1 cup 3rd coconut milk.When it boils,add  cubed potatoes.Add lit salt.Cover and cook for 10 minutes in high flame.
  • When potato is half cooked add 2nd coconut milk and add cubed carrots.Reduce the flame to medium and cook for another 10 minutes or until veggies gets fully cooked.
  • Finally reduce the flame to low and add thick coconut milk(mix cashew paste with this thick milk  for more thick gravy or else add corn flour or maida paste.Cook for 2 minutes and don't allow to boil this thick milk.
  • Add sliced boiled egg into the gravy.
  • Garnish with fried shallots,cashews and curry leaves.(optional for more flavor).
  • Serve hot with Idiappam or Palappam or fresh bread.


  • Soak 5- 7 cashews in warm water 15 min and grind it with 1 Tb sp water to form a paste.This gives more tasty and creamy Egg stew.
  • Instead of cashews you  can also add corn flour/maida paste. 
How to prepare coconut milk from fresh or frozen grated coconut 

  • Thick coconut milk[1st milk]Take  2cups ( 1 cup at a time) grated coconut in a small mixie jar and grind it  and squeeze its milk using a strainer and spoon.Repeat this for 2nd cup as well.
  • Medium thick  Coconut milk(2nd milk)Add 1/2 cup water to the coconut paste strained in above step and grind it.Squeeze and strain this coconut paste.
  • Thin coconut milk[3rd milk].Add 1/2 cup water to the coconut paste strained in above step and grind it.Squeeze and strain this.
  • If you are using frozen coconut keep it aside for 10 min before grinding.
  • You can also use coconut powder or tin coconut milk and prepare the consistency accordingly as thick,medium and thin.
Enjoy your delicious break fast..
Remember the Quote:If breakfast is good the whole day will be good..
 have a wonderful day

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