Monday, 25 October 2010

Chicken Stew

بسم الله الرحمـــن الرحيم

Yes, I managed to get some light to shoot this picture..which makes me feel satisfied..:)
Ok, I've to ramble a bit about the dish I am posting, chicken stew is one of the essential dishes in our immediate family, and by that I mean my house, my parents' house and my in-law's house :)...
It is also one of the main dishes that woman who just gave birth will have..almost everyday,,but with extra pepper in...alone or with rice..

1 kg chicken (preferably fresh and with some fat in)
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into four pieces
1 tomato, peeled and cut into small pieces
8 garlic gloves, mashed
1 tbs mashed ginger (by now you'd notice that ginger and garlic are essential in my kitchen:D)
1 spring onion, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp black pepper (preferably freshly grounded)
1 carrot (you can also add cauliflower, I didn't have it)
chili (optional)
3 tbs lemon juice
water for cooking

كيلو دجاج
حبتين بطاطا مقطعة مكعبات
حبة طماطم مقشرة ومقطعة لقطع صغيرة
8 فصوص ثوم مهروسة
ملعقة طعام زنجبيل مهروس
بصلة (spring onion) مقطعة قطع صغيرة
نصف ملعقة شاي فلفل اسود
حبة جزر
اوراق كزبرة
عصير ليمون

  • add mashed garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper to the chicken in a pan
  • add water to the chicken, an amount that just covers the chicken
  • cook over medium heat, and add the potatoes
  • cook for around 10 minutes covered, then add tomato, and cover for five minutes
  • add carrot/and any other vegetables you like
  • add the spring onion, lemon juice, chili and then coriander leaves
  • cool and serve


  1. Masha'allah this looks very good , ! Essalam Alaikum

  2. walaykum asalaam Jennifer..
    thank you :)