Kerala Chicken Stew is what I call a comforting kind of curry which can be enjoyed with a bowl of steamed rice, appam or hot and flaky Parotta. Nothing fancy about this dish, but it will surely be on your regular cooking list and you will make it again and again.
My love for Kerala Cuisine made me select this recipe for Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge. This month’s theme was to select any recipe from Shab’s Cuisine. Checking through the blog, I came across many wonderful recipes which I have bookmarked to try out later. And as I mentioned, Kerala Cuisine is my all-time favorite among Indian food. Being a Mangalorean, I do not find much of a difference in the taste and even the blend of spices used. But there are certain Keralite dishes which I like to call ‘divine’.
Kerala Chicken Stew
- 1 kilogram Chicken cut into small pieces skin-out
- 2 large onion sliced
- 1 large tomato sliced
- 2 tablespoon grated ginger
- 3 tablespoon grated garlic
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 10 curry leaves
- 4 cardamom
- 4 cloves
- 2 inch piece of cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon roughly crushed peppercorns
- 4 green chilies cut lengthwise
- 2 cups coconut milk thin extract
- ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
- 5 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Heat oil in a saucepan and add all the whole spices like cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cloves. After a few seconds add chopped onion, grated ginger, grated garlic, and curry leaves. Saute till the onion turns light golden.
- Add chopped tomatoes and fry till it melts and oil starts to separate.
- Now add the chicken pieces and roast on high heat for 1 minute till the juices are sealed and the color has slightly changed. Reduce the heat and add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, green chilies, coconut milk, and salt.
- Place the lid and cook on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or till the chicken is fully cooked.
- Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and simmer for 5 more minutes on low heat.
- Serve hot with ghee rice, appam, or paratha.
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