Chicken Stew and Appam

Chicken Stew and Appam

Chicken Stew is an easy recipe that makes for a good side dish with Appam, which is a popular breakfast fare in Kerala. Chicken and potatoes simmered in coconut milk served with Appam, a rice pancake.
Ingredients :
For the chicken stew:
=> 1/2 kg chicken
=> 4 Tbsp coconut oil
=> 2 onions finely chopped
=> 1 red chilli
=> 2 green chillies
=> 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
=> 2 tomatoes
=> 2 potatoes
=> Coconut milk- 1st and 2nd extract from 1 coconut
=> Salt
=> Pepper
=> 1 lemon
=> Small bunch of coriander

For the appam:
=> 1 cup soaked rice
=> 3 Tbsp grated coconut
=> 1/2 tsp baking soda
=> 1 Tbsp cooked rice
=> 1/2 tsp salt
=> 1 Tbsp sugar
Chicken Stew and Appam

For the chicken stew:

=> In a deep pan, take some coconut oil, add chopped onions, red chilli, green chilli, ginger garlic paste. Fry until soft and golden.

=> Add chicken to the masala mix and fry for 3 minutes.

=> To the chicken, add tomatoes and potatoes and mix well. Add 2nd extract coconut milk.

=> Season the chicken with pepper, salt and add water. Put the lid on and simmer for 45 minutes.

=> To the chicken add 1st extract of coconut milk, coriander and lemon juice.

For the appam:

=> For Appam, in a deep bowl take cooked rice, add grated coconut and soaked rice. Blend it well into a smooth paste. Keep it overnight for fermenting.

=> To the fermented paste, add baking soda, salt, sugar and water. Blend the paste to a smooth, consistency.

=> In a small kadhai, pour 1 ladle of appam mix and move the kadhai such that the mix is spread out evenly.

=> Cover it for 1-2 minutes.

=> Let it cook until holes appear throughout appam and the edges become brown.

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