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How to Make Kerala Chicken Stew

Updated on July 14, 2015

Easy Preparation of Kerala Chicken Stew

Kerala Chicken Stew is one of the main items for Christmas in Kerala, which is also called as God's Own country. It is very delicious and easy to prepare too. For breakfast, chicken stew is a great combination with appam, bread, paratha, poori and puttu. Not only for Christmas, this delicious dish is prepared on other occasions too. Some people prefer Mutton Stew instead of Chicken Stew.


Items required for the preparation of Kerala Chicken Stew

Dressed chicken - medium pieces - 500 gm
Potato cubes - 1 cup
Carrot cubes - 1 cup
Tomato chopped - 1/2 cup
Onion chopped - 1/2 cup
green chillies - (cut lengthwise) - 4 Nos.
Garlic pieces (cut lengthwise) - 1/2 tbsp.
Ginger pieces - 1/2 tbsp.
Thick coconut milk - 1 cup (1st extract)
Thin coconut milk - 2 cups (2nd extract)
Curry leaves - 3 bunches
Cooking oil - 2 tbsp.
Salt as required
Lemon juice - 1 tsp.

Cinnamon - 1 piece
Cardamom - 5
Cloves - 5
Pepper - 1 tsp.

Powdered Spices required

Chilly powder - 2 tsp.
Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.

How to Prepare Chicken Stew

  • Keep the pan on the stove, and add oil.
  • Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and pepper and stir. Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillis, tomato, and curry leaves. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chicken pieces and stir well. Add thin coconut milk and cook with lid for 10 minutes.
  • Add potato pieces and carrot pieces. Add the powdered spices, and stir well.
  • Add salt and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid. If it is too watery cook for few more minutes without lid.
  • Put off the stove and add the thick coconut milk. Stir well.
  • Add lime juice and stir well, and cover it up for few minutes.
  • Your Kerala Chicken stew is ready with the tempting aroma emanating the kitchen.

Appam with Kerala Chicken Stew

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    • lex123 profile image

      lex123 2 years ago

      You may be able to buy coconut milk online. You can just google it and see. Thank you for reading the hub and leaving a comment.

    • SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image

      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try it. But the coconut milk is not available in my place.