Chettinad with malabar paratha

There is this restaurant in Viman nagar, Pune called Chopsticks Spice Malabar, we often go there for lunch / dinner its an authentic Kerelian restaurant so there we had this Veg Chettinad and I fell in love with the taste of coconut milk gravy with mix vegetables. So I tried it at home and it was nearly close like the one we had there. So here’s my recipe for the same.

onions sliced – 2
1 carrot + 1 potato + 1/2 cup cauliflower + 1/2 cup cabbage + 1/2 cup peas + 1 egg plant small+ 4 to 5 okra chopped length wise + 2 tomatoes small – 1 cup
green chillies – 1
red chilli powder as per taste
turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
curry leaves – 1 strand
coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
salt as per taste
ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Coconut milk / maggi coconut milk powder- 2 cups
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Broken cashews – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp


Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Coriander Seeds –  1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sauf – 1 tsp
Peppercorns – 1 tsp
Cardamom – 2
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon – 1
Dry Red chilli – 5


  1. Chop the all the vegetables.
  2. take a pan dry roast grated coconut, Coriander Seeds,Cumin Seeds,Fennel Seeds,Peppercorns,Cardamom,Cloves,Cinnamon,Dry Red chilli cook it till it gives out pleasant smell.
  3. Take a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds after a minute add cashews.
  4. saute onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder till onions becomes translucent.
  5. Now add the tomato and lemon juice and saute till it becomes soft.
  6. Add 2 cups of water.
  7. Add all the veggies, dry roasted spices, sugar, salt and mix well cover and cook till the vegetables are cooked.
  8. Now add the coconut milk, mix well and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Serve it hot with rice or malabar paratha


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