Chicken Stew and Appam Recipe

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Chicken Stew and Appam
How To Make Chicken Stew and Appam
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Chicken Stew with Appam Recipe: Chicken stew (chicken ishtu) is a Kerala-style coconut rich curry recipe that makes for a good side dish with Appam. Chicken and potatoes simmered in coconut milk served with Appam, a rice pancake.

Ingredients of Chicken Stew and Appam

  • For the chicken stew:
  • 1/2 kg chicken
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 potatoes (diced)
  • Coconut milk- 1st and 2nd extract from 1 coconut
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 bunch coriander, small
  • For the appam:
  • 1 cup rice, soaked
  • 3 tbsp coconut, grated
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp rice (cooked)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

How to Make Chicken Stew and Appam

  • Prepare chicken stew:
  • 1.In a deep pan, take some coconut oil, add chopped onions, red chilli, green chilli, ginger garlic paste. Fry until soft and golden.
  • 2.Add chicken to the masala mix and fry for 3 minutes.
  • 3.To the chicken, add tomatoes and potatoes and mix well. Add 2nd extract coconut milk.
  • 4.Season the chicken with pepper, salt and add water. Put the lid on and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • 5.To the chicken add 1st extract of coconut milk, coriander and lemon juice.
  • Prepare the appam:
  • 1.For Appam, in a deep bowl take cooked rice, add grated coconut and soaked rice. Blend it well into a smooth paste. Keep it overnight for fermenting.
  • 2.To the fermented paste, add baking soda, salt, sugar and water. Blend the paste to a smooth, consistency.
  • 3.In a small kadhai, pour 1 ladle of appam mix and move the kadhai such that the mix is spread out evenly.
  • 4.Cover it for 1-2 minutes.
  • 5.Let it cook until holes appear throughout appam and the edges become brown.
Key Ingredients: chicken, coconut oil, onions, red chilli, Green chillies , ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, potatoes (diced), Coconut milk- 1st and 2nd extract from 1 coconut, Salt, Pepper, Lemon, coriander, rice, coconut, baking soda, rice (cooked), salt, sugar