Chicken Stew Bengali Style

Ingredients

  • 400 gm chicken with bones
  • 7 pieces raw papaya, peeled and cut into 2” cubes
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into 2” long wedges
  • 1/2 cup green beans, cut into 2” long pieces (optional)
  • 2 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup onion, roughly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering

  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 2 small pieces of cinnamon
  • 7 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 20 black peppercorns

Method –

  1. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a pressure cooker
  2. Once the butter is moderately hot, add the ingredients for tempering
  3. Let it sizzle for a few seconds
  4. Add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Do not let it become brown
  5. Add the washed chicken pieces and sauté till the colour of chicken changes to white
  6. Add the vegetables and mix well
  7. Add salt, pepper and pour water till the chicken and vegetables are covered till 80%
  8. Pressure cook on high heat for 3 whistles
  9. Open the lid and add lemon juice and 1 tbsp butter

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