Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe

A rich coconut milk curry stewed along with vegetable chunks and chicken and flavoured with peppercorns, cinnamon and cloves.

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Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe

Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe is a rich curry made with coconut milk. The curry has got a strong flavors of cinnamon, cardamom and peppercorns that are used as a whole in this dish. Then the addition of vegetables along chicken gives it a different texture as well. The curry is thickened by the addition of cashew paste and then pressure cooked with the rich coconut milk.  Kerala being famous for its usage of coconut, rightly depicts the way they cook in this recipe.  Overall the coconut flavor is more enhanced by the use of coconut oil while frying which gives us a good aroma.

Serve the Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe along with Appam or kerala Kerala Style Whole Wheat Parotta Recipe to enjoy your morning breakfast.

If you are looking for more Kerala recipes here are some : 

  1. Kerala Avial Recipe (Mixed Vegetables in Coconut)
  2. Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fry)
  3. Kerala Style Appam Recipe (Fermented Rice Pancakes With Coconut)

Cuisine: Kerala
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


4 Servings


  • 300 grams Chicken , with bone cut into small pieces
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Black Pepper Corns
  • 1 Carrot , peeled and cubed
  • 100 grams Green beans (French Beans) , chopped small
  • 1 Potato (aloo) , skin peeled and cubed
  • 1 Onion , sliced
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 10 Cashew nuts , boiled in water and ground to a paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Coconut Oil , for cooking
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Garnish
  • 1 Onion , sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Coconut Oil , for cooking

Directions for Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe, wash the chicken pieces and cut them to small pieces. Keep all the vegetables prepped.

  2. Heat a pressure cooker with coconut oil, add cinnamon stick, cloves, and peppercorns and let them fry for few seconds.

  3. Add in the onions, garlic and ginger. Saute until they soften. Add vegetables and saute for 10 minutes.

  4. Add chicken, cashew nut paste, turmeric powder and salt. Saute well until it is evenly coated. Add half of the coconut milk and some water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle.

  5. Allow the pressure to release naturally and pour in the reaming coconut milk and give it a stir.

  6. Heat a sauce pan with oil, add curry leaves and allow it to splutter. Add onions and garlic and saute until they turn brown.

  7. Sprinkle the browned onions over the curry and serve.

  8. Serve the Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe along with Appam or kerala Kerala Style Whole Wheat Parotta Recipe to enjoy your morning breakfast.

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Last Modified On Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:56

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