Monday, 24 April 2017

Kerala Chicken Stew #sikandalouscuisine

We learnt this sublime recipe at the sikandalous cuisine master class which was organised at Bernado's Gurgaon . This Syrian Christian Kerala Chicken Stew recipe was was taught by Prima Kurien . I wish I had appams here at home too , to eat this stew with - the recipe is a masterpiece and seriously delicious to the last drop !

​500 Grams Chicken On The Bone.
1/2 Cup Water.
1 Teaspoon Vinegar
1 Star Anise - Not in recipe.​
​1 Bay Leaf - Not in recipe.​
A few Black Peppercorn - Not in recipe.​
Pressure cook the above till chicken is half done - Strain , and reserve stock for later use in the recipe.

2 Tablespoons White Oil.
3/4 Cup Thick Coconut Milk. 
A Few Curry Leaves.

1" Cinnamon.
4-5 Cloves.
3 Bay Leaves.
7 Peppercorn.

1 Large Onion Thickly Sliced.
3/4 Tablespoon Sliced Garlic.
3/4 Tablespoon Sliced Ginger.
3 Green Chilies Slit.
1 Tomato Quartered.
2 Potatoes Peel & Cube.
1/4 Cup Peas.
1 Large Carrot Cubed.

​1. Pressure cook chicken in 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon vinegar till half done - Strain and reserve stock.
2. Heat oil , crackle the spice , then add onions , garlic and ginger. When Onions are translucent add potatoes.
3. When potatoes are half done add all other vegetables , saute a bit and add in the reserved stock along with par boiled chicken.
4. When all the vegetables are cooked , add coconut milk and a few curry leaves, simmer 3-4 minutes to marry flavors.
5. I sprinkled a pinch of garam masala - Not in recipe.​ 
Wish I could have eaten this with appams - it was yum !

Note - I par boiled carrots , peas & cauliflower in the reserved stock - they picked up flavors beautifully .

Atul Sikand
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