Monday, July 1, 2013

Indian Chicken Stew


Unlike the light chicken vegetable soup, stews as you know are much thicker. Typically stews are slow-cooked compared to soups. For me, whether its a stew or soup, both simmered over very-very low heat to integrate the flavours. Making in the slow cooker is the other option and various ingredients can be used. But for an Indian style spicy-thick stew, it has be with spices just like this one. The rosemary came from my garden after pruning a few stems (rosemary cheesy potatoes). Of course you may like to try with other herbs as well.


Ingredients
400g chicken - cut into bite sizes
1 large red onion - chopped
Spices - 1 stick cinnamon, 1 star anise & 3 cloves
2 sprigs rosemary - remove leaves (can be replaced with other suitable herbs)
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

To blend/ground
2 tomatoes
3 red chillies
2 green chillies
5 garlic
1 inch ginger
5 shallots 

Method
Sauté onion and spices in heated oil.
Add grounded/blended ingredients.
Stir and simmer till oil splits.
Add chicken and stir. 
Pour 1/2 litre of water and season with salt. 
Simmer till chicken is cooked.
Combine in rosemary. 
Stir and remove from heat.    
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24 comments:

  1. WOW! just feel like grabbing that bowl Nava. Looks so delicious..
    It happens to me quite often that I either read the recipe missing out on something or I forget.. :-)

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  2. yum....that chicken stew is super delicious. Nava u r simply great, u can manage so many things at time. I find balancing everything so difficult and i often forget doing one or the other thing despite i have lots of time while my kid sleeps..... :-(...anyways great shot, love the colours...it luks as if the chicken stew is alive and is calling me to eat it... :-)

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  3. Ohh yes, cutting veggies and forgetting to add due to something going on inside the small head of mine happens once a week, so been there done that!! The chicken stew looks yum, the stew color says it all - I think you used a real good ripe red tomato(nowadays tomatoes here are slightly orangish and sturdy..hmm..not good...never get the right color in recipes).
    Love the simple flavor and the rosemary addition is a good variant.
    Very nice, inviting shot!

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  4. Hahaha! U're so cute, Nava! Nevertheless, the dish looks appetizing. I'm like u too, getting more & more forgetful these days. The other day my whole pot of barley went down the drain cause I forgot to turn off the fire :< There goes my WMF pot too! Lol!

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  5. That is looking delicious.Love the way u say about ur kitchen garden as one important thing to care of.

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  6. loved the colour of stew...wonderful presentation too

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  7. ohhh wow... superb clicks with nice presentation...

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  8. one wonderful bowl perfect with steamed rice.

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  9. So colourful and inviting! I definitely want some! ;)
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  10. who cares about the potatoes ! that chicken looks delicious ! :)

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  11. I love this chicken stew . That too an Indian flavored . Awesome
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  12. Managing home & work is sometimes really difficult. Forgetting things to add to my dishes. this happens all the time with me.

    Chicken stew looks appetizing & yummmy. my kind of spicy stew with green & red chillies.

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  13. Tell me about it Nava.. It happens with me all the time.. Sometimes I'm very organised, sometimes very forgetful too.. And in my case I'd like to add - sometimes very lazy :D
    Kudos to you dear for managing a lot of things soo well.. Chicken stew looks delicious, yummy and nutritious dear :-)

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  14. it happens. I am getting forgetful too. There's so many things to do!

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  15. Haha.. That happens to me too very often.. Mostly I forget to add the curry leaves ;) This stew is rich in itself without the addition of potatoes :) I wud love to have it with bread !!

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  16. I hear a lot in my home that I am becoming forgetful but I don't take that seriously. We women forget things when we try to multitask. The chicken stew is just fine without potatoes.

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  17. Lol,, about the the potato, it's happen to me sometime, otherwise it's still looks tempting without potato it's just perfect stew for me :)

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  18. That looks super scrumptious, lovely colour on the dish

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  19. Even i get lost sometimes when i'm in the kitchen :( This chicken stew looks perfect even without potatoes.

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  20. This is so, so, so tempting!

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  21. IT's great that u r doing an amazing job at balancing everything Nava :) I'm totally disorganized ,it's only at the last moment do I always decide what to cook :) Chicken stew looks very delicious and comforting !

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  22. This is going to be my next happy one pot meal. Will certainly put in some potatoes for the hubby's sake.

    I wonder if carrots, cabbages and cauliflower will go nicely?

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  23. This is a unique way to make chicken soup.

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