I have been down with a bad bout of viral and this chicken stew brings back life into me with every sip I take of it. In my 'not-so-happy' moment thought I'd share a home made remedy for all my dear blogger friends!
1/2 kg chicken
15 pods of black pepper
5 pods of green cardamom
2 sticks of cinamon
1 tej patta (dry basil leaf)
2 carrots, cut into 2 inch slices
15 beans, cut into 2 inch slices
1 small green papaya cut into 2 inch slices
1 oninon cut into 6 with all florests seperated
1 stalk of celery
4 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 inch ginger, smashed
1 1/2 to 2 tsp salt (as per your taste)
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp oil
I love cooking in my pressure cooker. It's quick and times like this makes life simpler.
Heat the oil on high. Add the garlic. Fry till you can smell the burnt garlic. Add ginger and saute.
Lower the flame to medium high. Add the onion and fry till it begins to loose its color.
Add the chicken and stir till the color becomes pale.
At this point add the black pepper, cardamom, cinamon and tej patta.
Stir in all the cut vegetables.
Add the salt and sugar. Stir for 1/2 a minute.
Now pour in about 1 litre of water. Drop the celery stalk into the pressure cooker.
Check for the salt. Add if you need more.
Place the lid of the cooker and allow for 2 pressures and switch off.
You can choose to have this as a soup. You could also have it with garlic bread or toast.
If you'd like it to be a little thick, add 1 tbsp cornflour mixed in water into the broth and bring it to a boil. This can be served with rice.