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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Chicken Stew

Imran Khan loves green chillies and rice. What better accompaniment with stew than rice or rice Appams! I found out during an interview that like every other Indian man, for Imran, dal-chaaval is the best meal. He even loves biting into green chillies while having his meals. His mom’s side of the family eats very spicy food and that’s where his love for chillies comes from. I know it is hard to believe but Imran loves spicy food.

So, on the occasion of the release of his new movie with Kareena Kapoor Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, I have made this spicy chicken Stew flavoured with lots of green chillies. I decided to make chicken stew with the coconut milk flavor since Imran has spent a large part of his young years in South India. This stew is also so called so because it is made of two main ingredients, Chicken and potato!

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Chicken Stew

This is a chicken stew made with chicken and potatoes flvaoured with mint, green chillies and coconut cream.


Mint Leaves 1 cup
Green Chilli 4-5
Coconut cream (freshly scraped) 1 cup
Chicken, boneless, cut into cubes  2 cups
Ghee 1 tablespoon
Rai 1 tspn.
Curry Leaves a few
Chana Dal 2 tspns.
Urad Dal 2 tspns.
Onion, chopped ¼ cup
Potato, cut into cubes 1 cup
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
Chicken Stock (Optional) ½ cup


Grind mint leaves, green chillies, salt and coconut cream into a smooth paste.
Marinate the chicken with 4 tablespoons of this mixture.

Heat ghee in pan, add in rai, urad dal, chanadal, curry leaves allow it to splatter in the pan. Add in the chopped onions, once they are golden brown add in the potato and a pinch of turmeric. Cover with a fitted lid and cook the potatoes on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Add in the chicken and the remaining mint and coconut paste. Add in half cup of chicken stock or water. Simmer the chicken stew for 5-7 minutes.

Serve hot with appams, rice or bread.