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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kerala Style Chicken Stew | Nadan Chicken Ishtu

Among non vegeatrians,chicken is an important meat eaten mostly by all.Chicken is a rich source of animal protein too.Chicken recipes are endless and all are tasty versions .Chicken stew is one such recipe which christians devour mainly with appams.Chicken stew or ishtu is a thick curry in coconut sauce and the main spicing agent is pepper powder and green chillies.Potatoes are added into it and it usually has a creamy colour.Its also known as 'chicken vellakarri' by its appearance.The curry goes perfect with appams however I have tried the combination successfully with puttu and chapatis too.Each keralite family has a different version of their ishtu/stew and this is how my mom makes it.Do give it a try !!!


Ingredients
chicken boneless/with bones 400g
potato 1 peeled n cubed
green chillies 4-5
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
onion 1 small chopped
turmeric powder 1/2tsp(optional)
pepper powder 1 tsp
coriander powder 1 1/2tsp
garam masala 1 tsp
fennel seeds 1/2 tsp(optional)
thin coconut milk 1 cup
thick coconut milk 1/2 cup
oil 4 tsp
salt



Method
  • Wash,clean and rinse the chicken,drain the chicken in a colander,keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and  splutter fennel seeds(optional).
  • Saute onion till light brown,add the ginger garlic paste, saute.
  • Add the green chillies,curry leaves and saute about a minute till raw smell disappears. Add the pepper powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,garam masala and salt.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and chicken.
  • Add the thin coconut milk.
  • Cover and cook covered for 10minutes.
  • When the gravy starts to thicken then add the thick coconut milk on low flame ,heat for 1 minute.(Don't boil after adding the thick coconut milk)
  • Chicken stew is ready to serve with appams or even chapatis.
Servings 4 adults


NOTES
* You can add fennel powder instead of fennel seeds.You can omit adding turmeric powder if you wish a creamy white color.
* I usually use canned coconut milk.For making thin coconut milk,I add 1/4 cup of canned coconut milk and fill the rest of the cup with water to make 1 cup.
* You can even add plain milk instead of coconut milk,tastes good.
* My SIL adds a small tomato too to make a bit tangy stew,you can try that way too.

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17 comments:

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious stew,perfect with appam..makes me hungry

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore these kerala style recipe, specially the coconut flavour, all your recipes looks yumm.

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Stew adipoli tto.. I love it with anything :)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Great looking soup dear. Must have tasted very comforting.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reva said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy chicken dish... I love the spicy masala flavourings:) Makes a delicious dish for dinner :) Love to have the whole bowl..
Reva

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious !! loved it !!

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

stew looks so inviting n love your recipe too...you made me hungry now :)

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious n lovely chicken stew..looks great, will love to have with appams..had it long back..!!

Thanx a lot for sending 3 lovely entries for myevent. Great job dear.Hope to see more recipes from u:)

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Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried ur duet ice cream yesterday..with banana n strawberry :)..came out really good..my hubby n son liked it a lot :)

julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@ Sobha : Thanx for trying the recipe of Duet Ice cream..glad to see that you enjoyed!!

Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for following my blog Julie :) Nice to meet you and your's too! You should come join us over at The Kerala Kitchen, our monthly Kerala cooking event :)

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and tasty looking stew...

kothiyavunu.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli chicken stew..love to have it with appam..sherikum kothiyavunu :)

Priti said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so gud ...reminds me of thai green curry

Shireen Sequeira said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken Stew has always been my favourite! Love it with appams for a wonderful breakfast!! We make it the same way, yours looks lovely!

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..chicken stew ende fav aanu,,,appam vum chicken stewum undengil plate eppom khaali aayi ennu nokkiyal mathi....very delicious and tempting..

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!!That's one interesting chicken stew......Very lovely recipe.....