Kerala Chicken Stew

by RashmiNair
Kerala Chicken Stew
Kerala Chicken Stew is a very mild yet full of flavours Chicken curry which is cooked in coconut milk and with minimum spices and is traditional recipe from the state of Kerala in India. This ishtu is generally served with steamed rice, appam or hoopers. However, you can serve it with any Indian bread like Naan or Lachha Paratha or Veg Fried Rice. In Kerala, Appam/Hooper and Chicken stew is a very popular traditional breakfast and it is one must have recipe. Chunks of chicken are slowly cooked in coconut milk, special spices and herbs. The best part is that you can prepare this dish in any unimaginable methods. This unique non veg stew is very impoertant during the time of Christmas.
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Kerala Chicken Stew
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Rating: 5
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chicken(skinned and cut into medium pieces) - 1/2 kg
  • Onion(sliced not too thin, medium) - 4 nos
  • Potato(cut into 1 inch cubes, large) - 1 no
  • Green chillies(sliced into two) - 6 nos
  • Curry leaves(A few) -
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 3 -
  • Ginger(chopped) - 1" piece
  • Garlic pods(chopped) - 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) -
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chicken(skinned and cut into medium pieces) - 1/2 kg
  • Onion(sliced not too thin, medium) - 4 nos
  • Potato(cut into 1 inch cubes, large) - 1 no
  • Green chillies(sliced into two) - 6 nos
  • Curry leaves(A few) -
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 3 -
  • Ginger(chopped) - 1" piece
  • Garlic pods(chopped) - 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) -
Votes: 22
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  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.
  13. :- If there is too much water, cook without the lid, till the gravy just covers the chicken pieces.
  14. Take it off the stove and add thick coconut milk till you have a nice thick white stew.
  15. :- Do not continue to cook with the milk added because it may separate.
  16. Sprinkle pepper, check for salt and your stew is ready.
  17. :- Substitute cut vegetables like Beans, Peas Carrots, mushrooms and Cauliflower and you have Vege Stew.
  18. :- Substitute beef or lamb , you have the named stew.
  19. :- Serve with Chappatis, Parathas, Bread.
Recipe Notes

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20 comments

curryadmin
curryadmin July 21, 2007 - 12:00 am

Hmmm good…..but not sooooo good

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curryadmin September 6, 2006 - 12:00 am

How on earth are u supposed to make chicken stew without specifying the amount of chicken????

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curryadmin September 9, 2006 - 12:00 am

Thanks Guys! I am glad you liked it.

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curryadmin August 16, 2008 - 12:00 am

This recipe is definitely worth trying again & again – Quick n tasty!

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curryadmin April 6, 2008 - 12:00 am

Excellent recipe, I am quite happy with the outcome.

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curryadmin May 21, 2008 - 12:00 am

thanks for sharing this recipe it was really good…..

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curryadmin September 26, 2007 - 12:00 am

Hi Rashmi. Imade this yest 26.09.2007. came out very well. Just 2 points though. You have not mentioned when to put garlic (which i added alongwith the ginger) and I suggest the potatoes are added a little later in the curry as it got mashed/cooked too much when I put it at the same time as the chicken. But it was awesome…thanks.

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curryadmin July 28, 2007 - 12:00 am

Rashmi, We made it last week and it was excellent. Trying out a egg stew now. 🙂

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curryadmin October 10, 2007 - 12:00 am

Excellent recepie, Rashmi!! 🙂

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curryadmin February 6, 2009 - 3:17 pm

This is one yummy recipe…..thanks Rashmi for sharing it with us !

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curryadmin June 22, 2009 - 3:44 am

Thanks for the excellent recipe. This was my first experiment for a chicken stew and it worked out well.Its a favourite dish for children also.

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curryadmin June 3, 2009 - 4:55 am

Thanks Rashmi ! Really tasty !

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curryadmin April 3, 2010 - 5:31 pm

I have tried this recipe.. its really good…used just half kg. of chicken..

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curryadmin March 28, 2011 - 3:20 am

Indeed a simple and yummy chicken stew…Thanks a lot Reshmi….Keep posting…..

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curryadmin April 12, 2007 - 12:00 am

thanx a lot for this easy recipe

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curryadmin March 19, 2007 - 12:00 am

Its the first time I made a Chicken Stew…and it turned out 2 b excellent…thanx 2 u..keep up the gud work

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curryadmin April 2, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thanks for the recipe…it was great…everyone at home loved it esp the gravy…

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curryadmin March 3, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thanks for contributing this recipe… it takes time and effort and a li`l selflessness to share one`s recipes… don`t feel bad about negative comments… just somebody taking out their frustration i guess… ignore 🙂 great recipe hopefully my 5 stars will make up for the other lasy`s 2 :))

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curryadmin December 5, 2006 - 12:00 am

wow….tried your chicken stew,it tastes great……..thank you.

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curryadmin September 9, 2006 - 12:00 am

U can make this dish with 1/2 KG or 1 KG Chicken. Increase the amount of spice according to the amount of chicken…..thats common sense!!!! 🙂

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