Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Stewed Chicken

This recipe comes from my mothers files. The preparation is really simple & the end product is really delicious. Do try it out & let me know.

500 gms chicken (preferably with bones), cleaned & cut into a pieces

1 whole black cardamom
2 small green cardamoms
2 pieces of cinnamom
2-3 cloves
2 petals of star anise
6 whole black peppercorns

2 medium sized onions, thinly sliced
3-4 green chilles, slit lengthwise
1 inch piece of ginger, julienned
5-6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp vinegar
salt, to taste
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
chopped corainder leaves, for garnishing

Heat oil in a vessel. Put in the black cardamom, green cardamoms, cinnamom, cloves, star anise & peppercorns. Fry for sometime till you get a nice aroma of the whole spices. Add in the onions, green chillies, ginger & garlic & fry till the onions become soft & transparent. Add the turmeric powder, chicken pieces, vinegar & salt. Cover the vessel & simmer on very low flame, stirring occassionally till the chicken in cooked. Do not add water. The chicken should cook in its own juices.

Garnish with corainder leaves & serve hot with plain boiled rice.


sailu said...

interesting recipe tina.will try it.

Shakthi said...

Loved the simplicity.

Shakthi said...

Loved the simplicity as well as the use of vinegar that gives a suttle tanginess to the meat. I noticed your last name is Portuguese, are you from Goa?

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Yes.. Shakthi.. this is a very mild dish... yet so tasty..
I am from Mangalore.. but brought up in Bombay.. Most of them often confuse me for a portugese in US..

texmex said...

It looks like a perfect dish for a tajine dish. I have different spices now but I'll try your version.

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