Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kerala Easy Chicken Stew Recipe


Chicken - 1/2 kg or 1 kg
(skinned and cut into medium pieces)
Onion(medium) - 4 nos
(sliced not too thin)
Potato(large) - 1 no
(cut into 1 inch cubes)
Green chilies - 6 nos or more as reqd
(sliced into two)
Curry leaves - A few
Cloves(Grambu) - 3 - 4 nos
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic pods - 5 nos
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Coconut milk - use the tetrapack/can or make fresh
Pepper - A pinch
Cooking oil - 4 tbsp
Salt - As reqd

 Preparation Method of Kerala Easy Chicken Stew Recipe

1)Make about a cup and half of thin coconut milk and one cup of thick coconut milk and keep aside.

2)Heat oil in a pan.

3)Fry green chillies, cloves, ginger, and curry leaves for about half a minute.

4)Add the sliced onions and fry till they turn soft. Do not let them turn brown.

5)Make a little space in the middle of the pan and heat the garam masala for about 20 seconds.

6)Fry together with the onions.

7)Add the pepper corns.

8)Add the chicken pieces and potato and stir fry for a minute.

9)Pour thin coconut milk into the pan and stir for a minute.

10)Now you can either transfer the stew to a deeper pan or a pressure cooker.

11)If you are using a cooker, transfer contents and cook for about two whistles. Let the cooker cool.

12)If you are using a deeper pan, make sure chicken is soft and well cooked.

:- If there is too much water, cook without the lid, till the gravy just covers the chicken pieces.

13)Take it off the stove and add thick coconut milk till you have a nice thick white stew.

:- Do not continue to cook with the milk added because it may separate.

14)Sprinkle pepper, check for salt and your stew is ready.

:- Substitute cut vegetables like Beans, Peas Carrots, mushrooms and Cauliflower and you have Vege Stew.

:- Substitute beef or lamb , you have the named stew.

:- Serve with Chappatis, Parathas, Bread.

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