Spicy & Tangy Goan Chicken Stew Recipe With Vegetables

Give this Goan Chicken Stew Recipe a try for dinner - it is a simple recipe, made with chicken and vegetables that will go well along with hot steamed rice.

Jyothi Rajesh
Spicy & Tangy Goan Chicken Stew Recipe With Vegetables
2803 ratings.

Goan Chicken Stew is a delicately flavoured stew which has chicken and vegetables in it. A very tasty stew which is best served with rice. A bowl of piping hot stew is always comforting with steamed rice, during any weather.

This stew does not have the strong flavour of garam masala, and the spice is from the pepper powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.

This Goan style chicken stew can also be served with idiyappam, appam and dosa. There are many variations of Goan stew, this is my way of making a simple and delicious goan stew using chicken.

Serve Goan Chicken Stew with Goan Style Sana Recipe (Soft Steamed Rice Cakes) or hot steamed rice for a perfect weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chicken recipes such as

  1. Creamy Butter Chicken
  2. Chicken Tomato Macaroni
  3. Yakhni Pulao with Chicken

Cuisine: Goan Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Chicken , (preferably with bones)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 4 Green Chillies , slit
  • 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , chopped
  • 2 Potato (Aloo) , peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper powder
  • 4 tablespoons Tamarind Paste
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Gingelly oil
  • Water , as required
  • For marination
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice

How to make Spicy & Tangy Goan Chicken Stew Recipe With Vegetables

  1. To begin making the Goan Chicken Stew recipe, firstly wash the chicken pieces well.

  2. To marinate the chicken, in a mixing bowl , add red chilli powder, salt, lime juice and chicken pieces. Mix well and let it sit inside the fridge for 1 hour.

  3. In a small bowl, dissolve the tamarind paste in 1-1/2 cups of water and keep aside.

  4. The next step is to make the tangy masala for the Chicken Stew.

  5. In a large wok, heat oil on medium heat, add finely chopped ginger and garlic pieces and cook for 2 minutes until raw smell is gone. Add finely chopped onions and green chilies cook till onions turn translucent. this will take about 5 minutes. 

  6. Once the onions have softened, add the tomatoes and saute until it softens.

  7. Next add marinated chicken pieces and saute for about 5 minutes until the chicken is partially cooked.

  8. At this stage, add chopped carrots and potatoes and mix well.  Add the spice powders - coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and salt to taste.

  9. Stir well for a few minutes.

  10. Finally, add the green peas, tamarind water and any additional water and mix well. Cover the Goan Chicken Stew recipe and cook until chicken and vegetables are fully cooked. This will take a good 20 minutes to cook the chicken well. 

  11. Once the Chicken Stew is done, check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste. Turn off the heat.

  12. Serve Goan Chicken Stew with Goan Style Sana Recipe (Soft Steamed Rice Cakes) or hot steamed rice for a perfect weekday meal.