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Chicken Stew with Coconut Milk (Kerala style)

Chicken Stew with Coconut Milk (Kerala style)


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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 3


This chicken stew with an aromatic coconut milk gravy is a great comfort food. This recipe is from Kerala, a state in India, where they use a lot of both fresh coconut and coconut milk in their cooking. Creamy coconut milk makes this stew very soothing, cinnamon and cloves warm you up, you can taste just a hint of ginger and sweetness of onions. Green chillies are optional if you prefer mild food, but they add a nice kick to the stew. It tastes and in person looks much better than in a picture!


1. Heat some oil in a pot with a thick bottom and first fry the onion until it becomes soft. Don't let it brown, reduce the flame if it starts burning.

2. Next, add the ginger and fry for another moment.

3. Add cinnamon, black peppercorns, cloves and curry leaves and fry them only until they release the aroma (one minute or so). Don't worry if you cannot get curry leaves, just omit them.

4. Add the potatoes and chicken pieces, keep frying for a couple of minutes.

5. Mix half of coconut milk with 1/2 cup of water, pour over the chicken and bring it to a boil.

6. Add green chillies (optional) and salt to taste, cover the pot, reduce the flame and cook till the potatoes and chicken are done (10-15 minutes depending on the size of the pieces).

7. Once it's cooked, mix in the remaining half of coconut milk and remove the pot from the flame.


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star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onTheresa111 says:

This would be so good! I never thought about using coconut milk in a baked chicken recipe. I have chicken and coconut milk. Hey!


star_onstar_onstar_onstar_offstar_offD63 says:

Hope all enjoy. I deffenitaly will love to see everyone Enjoy these sharing half hr. recipes. I might just post my half hour italian desert recipes. Till then, hope we all will enjoy and have happy taste buds.


star_onstar_onstar_onstar_offstar_off2hwrows says:

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