Chicken Stew with Curd

A very easy recipe, light on stomach, but a burst of flavors. 


  • Chicken – 1 Kg
  • Curd – 100 gm
  • Onion – 2, chopped
  • Garlic – chopped, 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Potato – , halved
  • Raw Papaya – 2 slices
  • Salt
  • Green Chilli Paste – 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 2 – 3
  • Garam masala – Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon
  • Bay leaves
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – a fat pinch

Clean and wash the chicken. Marinate with ginger paste, garlic, green chilli paste and curd. Add salt too.

Marinate for an hour or so.

Heat a little oil and lightly saute the potato and raw papaya with a pinch of salt. Keep aside.

In the same oil ( add a bit, if required) add the bayleaf and whole garam masala and let it splutter. Add chopped onion with a pinch of salt and sugar and fry till golden brown.

Add the marinated chicken and mix well. Add chopped red chilli too.

Stir occasionally for a minute, then add 2 cups of water. add more, if you want it soupy. add the fried potato and papaya too.

Cook covered over low heat till the chicken and vegetables are cooked.  Adjust the seasoning. Switch off the heat and sprinkle garam masala powder.

Add a spoonful of ghee if you want some extra flavor. Keep covered for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy this super healthy chicken dish with tawa roti.