Monday, July 1, 2013

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Guys, I think I am trying to achieve international status cooking style. I think so. God! I am actually going all over the world, but not as in being in different countries. What I am trying to say is that I am trying recipes of different kinds from, this and that part of the world. Of course, Malaysian dishes are part and parcel of my cooking style and when we speak about Malaysian food, its not just my own kind dishes (Indian Masala Chicken CurryChicken Curry Potatoes & Chicken Varuval), I must also include other races and religion food delight (Chicken Devil Curry, Ayam Masak Merah & Easy Chicken Kebab). Furthermore, didn't you notice my Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and the rest of the dishes from other parts of the world too (Thai Tomato SoupVietnamese Fish, Unagi Kabayaki & Bengali Fish Curry)? Of course, the list goes on and I can go on and on, so on and so forth, and quote other recipes as well (Egg Vindaloo, Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish, Egg Benedict, Prawn Cocktail, Rice Pilaf & Aloo Gosht). Much has already been spoken about, wouldn't you agree? Much has been unveiled on how far I have come and gone, and today, let's do this Moroccan Chicken Stew. As usual, let's work with the ingredients we already have in hand, maybe you need to get if not all, some of the ingredients? That too depends on you or you can look for the substitute in your kitchen as well. Moroccan Chicken Stew? Waking up your palates thick stew and succulent chicken deliciousness!

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 butter
Lemon juice - as needed 
Salt for taste

To blend/ground
2 tomatoes
3 red chillies
5 garlic
1 inch ginger
5 shallots 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp roasted cumin 
1 tsp roasted fennel
Paprika - as needed
A tiny bit of pepper

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.  
Simmer till chicken is cooked.
Season with lemon juice and salt. 
Combine in rosemary. 
Stir and remove from heat.    


  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.. :-)

  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 luks as if the chicken stew is alive and is calling me to eat it... :-)

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

  8. one wonderful bowl perfect with steamed rice.

  9. So colourful and inviting! I definitely want some! ;)

  10. who cares about the potatoes ! that chicken looks delicious ! :)

  11. I love this chicken stew . That too an Indian flavored . Awesome

  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.

  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 :-)

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

  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 !!

  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.

  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 :)

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

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

  20. This is so, so, so tempting!

  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 !

  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?

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


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