Showing posts with label Coconut milk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coconut milk. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Kerala chicken stew or nadan kozhi stew is a very traditional dish as well as Sunday special dish of southern Kerala. This stew is basically made by coconut milk and served in breakfast. Nadan kozhi stew is one of the favorite dishes to Syrian Christian community of Kerala.

Stew is basically a combination of meat and vegetables cooked in low flame. This is very healthy light, good for kids too. For more detailed recipe of regular chicken stew (without coconut milk) please visit my post Chicken Stew - A Healthy and LowCalorie Kids Friendly Recipe.

This dish is made by fresh coconut milk. But nowadays preparing fresh coconut milk is very difficult for us because it is a time consuming process. So you can use readymade coconut milk. Even I have used this. But obviously fresh coconut milk has a natural flavour which enhances the taste. As nadan kozhi stew is a Keralian recipe, generally  coconut oil is used.
Keralian Chicken Stew with Coconut milk
Keralian Chicken Stew or Nadan Kozhi Stew

Ingredients required for Nadan kozhi stew:

Medium chicken pieces – 400 gms
Sliced onion – 1 medium
Chopped ginger – 1 inch
Green chilli – 2 pcs
Curry leaves – 15-20 pcs
Coconut milk – 1.5 cup
Carrot – 1 pc
Potato – 1 pc
Green cardamom – 4 pcs
Cinnamon – 1 inch
Cloves – 4 pcs
White oil – 2 tbsp
Steps of Keralian Chicken Stew
 Steps of  Keralian Chicken Stew

Nadan Kozhi Stew
Nadan Kozhi Stew

How to prepare Nadan kozhi stew :

Cut all vegetables into small pieces. Please make the vegetables in similar shape and size.

Now take a pressure cooker and put 1 tbsp oil and heat it. Then add sliced onion, chopped ginger, green chilli, 8-10 curry leaves, chicken and vegetables.  Add 1 tsp pepper powder, 1 tsp vinegar, salt and just 1 pinch of sugar. Sugar gives you a balanced taste of vinegar, salt and coconut milk. Put ½ cup coconut milk and cover the cooker with a lid. Wait for 2 whistles.

Then heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and put all whole spices like green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and 8-10 curry leaves. Wait some moments and when you start getting some aroma of spices add the boiled chicken and vegetables. Then add 1 cup coconut milk and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Garnish with fresh curry leaves.  Serve hot with roti, bread, appam as well as rice.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

easy recipe to cook broccoli with coconut milk
Broccoli With Coconut Milk

This is an easy recipe to cook broccoli with coconut. This yummy side dish will complement well with naan, paratha, rumali roti or pulao.

Broccoli - 8-10 florets
Grated ginger - ½ tsp
Coconut milk 2 - tbsp
Sliced onion 2 - tbsp
Poppy seeds paste - 1 tbsp
Almond paste – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds
White oil

At first boil broccoli into water for 5 minutes. Immediately strain the broccoli and keep aside.
Now heat oil in a pan and fry sliced onion it till brown. Take of it out of the pan and keep aside.
After that, put the blanched broccoli in oil and sauté it. Now remove it from pan and keep aside.
Then put cumin seeds and grated ginger and fry it for a minute.
Now add poppy seeds paste and almond paste and stir well in low flame.
After 3-4 minutes, add a little bit of water, salt and sugar as per your taste and mix well.
Add the broccoli and keep it in low flame till the broccoli is tender.
Now add thick coconut milk and fried onion and mix it.
After 1 -2 minutes, pour it in a serving bowl and serve with naan, paratha or pulao.