Chicken Stew

I know its Tuesday and a little late to be talking about the weekend, but I had such a great time. We went to San Francisco for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival and had some fabulous chocolate treats. I especially loved the tarts, pies, gelato and the brownie samples were to die for. We had a chocolate overload and yet I'm craving for more:)...

I made this curry this weekend and had it with dosas. Its best with appams but any dosa will do. I even like to have it with chapatis.

4 chicken leg quarters, cut into small pieces

1 tbs oil
5 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 cinnamon
10 peppercorns

1 big onion, sliced
8 green chillies, slit
2 tbs ginger, finely chopped
10 curry leaves
2 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2 cups thin coconut milk
1/2 cup thick coconut milk

Heat 2 tbs oil on medium heat and fry the cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon and peppercorns till fragrant.
Add the onions and green chillies and fry till onions are soft and transparent. Add the ginger and fry for a min.
Next add the curry leaves, coriander powder and garam masala and fry for 30secs.
Add the chicken and fry on high heat for 2 -3 mins to brown a bit. Reduce the heat and add the thin coconut milk and salt. Mix well and cook covered on low heat till the chicken is done. Check the seasonings.
Remove from heat and stir in the thick coconut milk. Place the pan back on low heat for about 2-3 minutes. Just take care not to boil the gravy or the milk may split.
Enjoy with dosas, appam or any other bread.


  1. Wow, a chocolate festival, what a treat!!! The chicken curry sounds great.

  2. Looks awesome and wish to taste the gravy but without chicken.. I loved the gravy may i can try it out in some other thing.

  3. hi Poornima,
    Woooooooooooooow you'd been to a chocolate festival!!! am going greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen ;) oh yeah we girls can never get tired of chocolates ever :)so ur craving is understandable :)
    The chicken stew is sure a comforting dish!looks great!

  4. Wow poorni.. wat a surprise! I made the same chicken curry today! Kindly Check my world food treat blog for dubai palm jumeriah tour..

  5. Am inviting myself to your place, drooling rite now here...Delicious stew Poornima!

  6. yummy recipe, poorni!..looks delicious!

  7. My hubby's fav stew,yummy and easy one,would lov to eat with appam...

  8. yea..its best with appams only..mmmh..I made it abt an year back i guess..last dec..for Xmas..we are suckers for always make it spicy..but this is such a delish thing..:)..u had a gala time huh..we are trying to choose between SFO n NY..:P

  9. One single word to describe it...



  10. Stew looks delicious! Good combination for appam!

  11. the chocolate fest sounds like my kinda place to be :) the chicken stew looks delish!

  12. Wow it would be great with appams. Looks yummy.

  13. hai Poornima...i love to have chicken stew with appam.. :) like varsha, im also a spice lover.. :)so make it spicy alwayz... :)snap is really nice.. :)

  14. Delicious chicken stew, looks it:-)

  15. Chicken stew looks tempting and delicious...all your chicken recipes are really superb!! first time to your wonderful bolg

  16. What an awesome treat. Looks awesome and will definitely taste awesome. Will try it!


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