Stew is undoubtedly one of the most popular dishes in the Kerala cuisine. The dish, brought to Kerala by the Syrian Christians, is called 'ishtoo' in North Malabar. There are a handful of unique recipes for this delicious dish made with chicken, mutton, or vegetables. The creamy and fragrant stew goes amazingly well with breakfast dishes like appam and idiyappam.
The stew, a perfect combination of meat and vegetables, has its origins in 4th century Japan. The mild sweetness from the coconut milk and the delicious flavour and aroma of the spices make the dish extra delicious. This dish, which is loved by Keralites all over the world, is a primary item in the menu of all the hotels which serve authentic Kerala cuisine.
Try out this simple recipe of the special chicken stew.