Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sothy/ Plain Coconut Gravy

This is a very simple recipe my mom have taught me, let's us look at the recipe.


1 cup coconut milk
1 tomato chopped
1 onion chopped
2 garlic sliced
2 green chili
1 sprig curry leaf
1 tsp fenugreek seed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 cup of water
A pinch of salt
1 tsp oil

In a pan, pour oil add fenugreek seed, onion, curry leaves, green chili, garlic and saute for a minute. Now add in chopped tomato and let it cook until it turn mushy then pour water, add in turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and let it boil. 

Once the water boiled, add in coconut milk and turn of the flame, stir the gravy well to incorporate coconut milk with boiling water. Do not heat the gravy after adding coconut milk because it will curdle and tastes like oil.

Now our Sothy is ready to be served, do try and let me know how it turned out.


  1. Sis, is is used to remember eating fish sothi,but it has assam keping and serai in it, is that ''gulai''?

    1. Hi Kash so long ready din see u here....ok gulai means any gravy....u can add fish to even this sothy but u nd to add asam kpg or 1tbsp of tamarind juice to mask the fish mom dont add serai for fish sothy...malays call it masak lemak...

  2. Lol, I visit your page everyday, if you check your blog traffic you can see I login from Ireland. I don't post comments because chicken is not my fav dish,lol. But I enjoy reading your recipes.

  3. I love sothy.
    Weirdly enough, my mom used to make sothy as a combination to regular dosa, but it tasted perfect.
    Nice recipe, Arthy

    1. tq dear, v have sothy with idiappam here, its tastes great with dosa im yet to try...

  4. Hi Arthy, is it possible to substitute coconut milk with evaporated milk?

    1. Yes dear u can sub coconut milk with evaporated milk....


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