Bengali Chicken Stew: A Bowl Full of Health
 
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Bengali Chicken Stew is a runny chicken curry prepared along with lots of veggies and is treated as a true comfort food.
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Recipe type: Chicken, Side
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 4 People
Ingredients
  • Chicken: 500 g (Medium size pieces with bone)
  • Potato: 1 (Big size)
  • Onion: 1 (Big size)
  • Carrot: 1 (Big size)
  • Raw Papaya: 1 (Small)
  • French bean: 8-10
  • Tomato (optional): 1
  • Ginger Paste: ½ Tsp.
  • Garlic Paste: 1 Tsp.
  • Crushed Black Pepper: ⅔ Tsp. (adjust per your taste)
  • Turmeric Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: as per Taste
  • Lemon Juice: 2 Tbsp.
  • Cinnamon Stick: 2”
  • Whole Clove: 3-4
  • Whole Black Pepper: 8-10
  • Bengali Garam Masala Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Refined Vegetable Oil: 1 Tbsp.
  • Butter: 1 Tbsp. (Optional)
Instructions
  1. %How to make Bengali Chicken Stew step by step
  2. Thoroughly wash Chicken Pieces and marinade with lemon Juice, Turmeric Powder and ½ Tsp. of salt.
  3. Cut Potato, Carrot, Tomato and Raw Papaya in long strips (as shown in the picture) and Onion into big chunks.
  4. Now take a Pressure Cooker and heat 1 Tbsp. of Refined Vegetable Oil properly and temper the oil with the whole spices (Cinnamon, Clove and Black Pepper).
  5. Add Chopped Onions and Ginger Garlic paste and saute for 1 minute.
  6. Now add Marinated Chicken Pieces along with the veggies to the tempering and mix properly using a spatula.
  7. Add Salt as per your taste and Pepper Powder to the chicken and give it a mix.
  8. Now cook for 2-3 minutes and stir continuously.
  9. Add sufficient Water to the mixture. Water should cover the Chicken veggie mix thoroughly.
  10. Cover the cooker with the lid and put the Pressure Cooker weight and start cooking in medium flame till 3 whistles come from the Cooker.
  11. Switch the flame off and open the lid when the pressure down completely and you will feel the aroma of amazing Bengali Chicken Stew!
  12. Now add Garam Masala Powder and Butter to the Stew and give it a proper mix. Adding Butter is completely optional but gives superb taste to the Stew.
Notes
In Case you are not available with a Pressure Cooker, use a heavy bottom an with a lid to cook Bengali Chicken Stew.
In case, Pan is chosen for cooking extra water needs to be added.
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2015/09/bengali-chicken-stew/