Ethapazham Stew

Category:  Curry

Region:  Kerala

Type:  Vegetarian


  1. Ripe Banana     2    nos.
  2. Sugar     2    tsp
  3. Rice Flour     ½    cup
  4. Ghee     ½    tsp
  5. Raisins (Unakka Munthiri)     10    g
  6. Coconut Milk     1    cup
  7. Cardamom(Elakka) Powder     ½    tsp
  8. Salt to taste     ½    tsp


  1. Cut ripe plantian into cubes and keep aside.
  2. Take rice flour in a bowl and add one tsp of sugar and a pinch of salt.
  3. Bring half a cut of water to a boil and pour it into the rice flour. Mix well and keep aside.
  4. This can be used to make the balls. Heat ghee in a pan and add raisins and allow them to pop.
  5. Now add plantain and sugar and saute them gently. Allow sugar to caramelize. Pour in the thin coconut milk and allow the plantain to cook in slow flame.
  6. Lightly knead the rice flour into a soft dough. When the stew starts to boil make small ball of the dough and gently drop in one by one.
  7. Allow both to get cooked . Now add in the thick coconut milk and the cardamom powder. Let it get heated and serve warm with appams.

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