Chicken Stew - Kerala Style | How to make Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

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ByAnitha Nayak
Created on 25th Sep 2015
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About Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

Food from the coastal region & me have always shared a bond… makes me feel at home instantly… food from Kerala is even more special as it brings back fond memories… I had an awesome bunch of roommates/flatmates from Kerala back in Bangalore when I was unmarried. We used to have crazy girl parties.. sometimes with takeaway food to munch & binge on or the times we were all enthusiastic we would get back from work.. cook ourselves.. :)) How I miss those fun times… This stew is very a dish from Kerala.. & eaten usually for breakfast along with some hot Appams (soft fluffy savoury pancakes made with a batter from fermented rice & coconut). Yes, you can also have them with bread. There is a also a veg version to this stew. Instead of the chicken add some mix veggies like - carrots, green beans, garden peas & potatoes.

Chicken Stew - Kerala Style is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Kerala. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Chicken Stew - Kerala Style is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Chicken Stew - Kerala Style at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Chicken Stew - Kerala Style by Anitha Nayak in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Chicken Stew - Kerala Style at your home without any difficulties. Chicken Stew - Kerala Style is one of the representative dishes of Kerala which you can serve in any special occasions.

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Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

Ingredients to make Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

  • Chicken - 500 gms on the bone or boneless
  • Potatoes - 2 medium-sized peeled & cubed
  • Green chilli's - 3 slit
  • Onion - 1 large thinly sliced
  • Ginger - a small piece finely chopped
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs roughly about 15 leaves
  • Thick coconut milk - 2 cups fresh tastes the best.
  • Cashew paste/powder - 1 tsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tsp dissolved in water
  • Coconut oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cinnamon - 3/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cardamon - 3 whole
  • Fennel seeds - 15 seeds
  • Whole peppercorns - about 15-20

How to make Chicken Stew - Kerala Style

  1. Roughly powder all the dry whole spices using a pestle & mortar. Keep this aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pot. When the oil is hot add the powdered dry spices. Fry for a minute.
  3. Next add the green chilli's & fry it for a minute. Add the curry leaves. Now add the ginger, garlic & sauté for under a minute. Do not let the garlic turn brown. Add the chopped onions & sauté them.
  4. Add the chopped onions & sauté them. Add a pinch of salt to accelerate the onion frying time.
  5. When the onions turn translucent, add the potatoes & toss them around. Next add the chicken pieces.
  6. Toss them around for a minute or two. Add one cup of coconut milk, additionally add half a cup of water as well & simmer. Add salt to taste.
  7. Close the pot with a lid when the stew begins to bubble, close the pot with a lid & the chicken cook.
  8. The chicken would also let out some water & there would be enough water to cook the chicken.
  9. Once the potatoes & chicken are almost cooked, say about 80% done, add the cashew powder & the other cup of coconut milk.
  10. Let the pot be still at low heat. Check & adjust salt. Let the stew come to a boil again. Once the chicken & potatoes are fully done, turn off the heat.
  11. Garnish with some additional curry leaves.
  12. Serve hot with some Appams or bread. Enjoy!!
My Tip: If you want to you can also add carrots to the chicken version along with the potatoes.

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