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Eating healthy: How to make Chicken Stew

November 05, 2014 14:34 IST
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Rediff reader and food blogger Jayati Saha shares this easy-to-make recipe of chicken stew.

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Chicken Stew

A very easy recipe that is light but bursting with flavour," says Jayati.

Here’s the recipe of Chicken Stew with Curd:


  • 1 kg chicken pieces
  • 100 gm curd
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 4 potatoes, halved
  • 2 pieces raw papaya
  • Salt, as per taste
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste, or as per taste
  • 2-3 dry red chilli
  • Whole garam masalas - 2 cardamoms, 2 cloves, 1 cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • A pinch of garam masala powder


  • Clean and wash the chicken. Marinate with ginger paste, garlic, green chilli paste and curd. Add salt too, as per taste.
  • Marinate for an hour or so.
  • Heat a little oil and lightly saute the potato and raw papaya with a pinch of salt. Keep aside.
  • In the same oil (add more, if required) add the bayleaf and whole garam masalas. Let it splutter. Add chopped onion with a pinch of salt and sugar and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the marinated chicken and mix well. Add dry red chilli.
  • Stir for a minute. Add 2 cups of water (more, if you want it soupy).
  • Add the sautéed potatoes and papaya. Cover it with a lid.
  • Cook over low heat till the chicken and vegetables are done. Adjust the seasoning.
  • Turn off flame and sprinkle garam masala powder.
  • Add a spoonful of ghee if you want some extra flavour.
  • Keep covered for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy this super healthy chicken dish with tawa roti.

Image courtesy: Jayati Saha

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