Friday, September 6, 2013

Recipe Revisited - Chicken Stew

When I started blogging about a year back I had shared a recipe of healthy chicken made with boneless meat. Today I made that dish again with chicken on the bone and it tasted very good. So I am sharing the same recipe albeit with better pics.

Ingredients :
Boneless chicken – 300 gms
Carrots – half cup diced
French beans – half cup diced
Potato – half cup diced
Tomato – 1 diced
Onions – 1 medium chopped
Garlic – 2 pods crushed
Ginger – 1 tbsp chopped
Pepper corns – 8-10 nos
Bay leaves -  2 nos
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Chicken stock  - 2 cups or just use warm water
Salt – to taste
Butter -  1 tbsp

In a pressure cooker , add the butter, next add the bay leaves and peppercorns. Put in the chopped onion, crushed garlic and chopped ginger. Saute till the onions get a light brown colour.
Next add the chicken pieces and the chopped vegetables. Saute the veg and chicken for 5-10 mins till they turn a light brown in colour. Add in the dry spices – coriander powder and kashmiri chilli powder and salt.
Cook the masala for 2 mins and add the chicken stock or warm water. Once the gravy starts simmering put on the lid of the cooker and cook till 2 whistles.
Serve this with buns or just plain white rice – tastes yummy with anything.  If you like ur curry very spicy can add a few green chillies too!
Note: There are other recipes of stew that use coconut milk or plain milk. This is my version and my family prefers it without coconut milk. You could use it if you want a little sweetness and body to the stew.
This is a great way to make your child eat veggies!


  1. I love stews but have never tried them myself. Your dish looks so comforting and healthy.

    1. This stew is something I make all the turn out delicious. Try it and you are sure to love it.