Nourishing Indian Chicken Stew (Simple & Healing Recipe)

Indian Chicken Stew: extremely delicious, rustic, healthy and nourishing stew under 20 minutes using holistic/healing Indian herbs and spices like ginger, cloves, cardamom. Perfect for cold/cough or everyday chicken dish

Indian Chicken Stew recipeIndian Chicken Stew using holistic ingredients

It’s been a while since we noshed on some typical Indian style – homecooked meal.

So I’m planning to make my Mom’s Nourishing Indian Chicken Stew which is a simple yet comforting dish.

It has a light base and uses healing spices to quickly energize the body.

Growing up in India, I used to love weeknight dinner, as that was a time where everyone would sit together for dinner.

Talk about the rest of our day and gorge on mom’s homemade chicken stew with lots of rice and maybe some fresh yogurt dip called ‘raita’ – yes, that’s perfect comfort food for us!

Indian Chicken Stew recipe

Indian Chicken Stew

This Indian Chicken Stew was also one of the first chicken dishes that I’d learned to cook from mom.

I always admire her knowledge of spices, ingredients, and her ease, comfort in cooking with them and I simply wanted to cook like her.

Those were the days when in the afternoon after all her work, she used to sit with her cooking magazines/books.

And I used to cling to her like a lil monkey and observing her going through each and every recipe…

Marking ingredients/spices which need to be ordered from special stores (usually International ingredients).

To date, we discuss / facetime about a new ingredient/spices that I found and ways to use them.

Yes, that’s one of our favorite moments that the men in the family fail to understand 😉 …

my Dad n D are always wondering WHY that odd-looking ingredient resulted in 20 mins of exciting chat …hehehhe!!!


Okay, before I forget, let’s get back to the nourishing Indian chicken stew which is basically chicken cooked in a mild yet a very flavorful runny gravy/stew.

We have used spices such as clove, cardamom, mace, nutmeg, cinnamon which heals our tummy and is nourishing for our system.

Off-course, there’s garam masala too without which our Indian curries/stews are incomplete.

Hope you give this recipe a try soon and enjoy it as much as we do 🙂


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Nourishing Indian Chicken Stew - Healthy and Quick Recipe

Nourishing Indian Chicken Stew - Healthy Quick Recipe

Indian Chicken Stew: rustic, healthy and nourishing stew under 20 minutes, made using tender chicken, broth and spices. Perfect cold/cough remedy or can be eaten everyday cause of it's light flavors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb Chicken – Cut into bite sizes pieces
  • 1 Large Onion - chopped thinly
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Small Tomato
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil - can use any light oil
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth - can use vegetable broth or water too


  • 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Pinch of Nutmeg Powder
  • Pinch of Mace Powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tsp Salt


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  2. Add all the mentioned spices and sauté for 30-40seconds.
  3. Add onion, ginger+garlic paste, and fry till onions are pink in color.
  4. Now add chicken, tomato and sauté nicely.
  5. Let this cook on a medium flame for a minute and then add chicken broth (any other broth or water if using).
  6. Stir everything and cover cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl, decorate with some fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Serving Suggestion:

  1. This can be served all alone.
  2. Can serve with rice/quinoa/couscous or any other grain of choice.
  3. Can serve with Indian bread or dinner roll.
  4. Can serve with a light salad.


Chicken - I'm taking boneless chicken, however, you can make this using chicken legs, thighs or chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

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20 Replies to "Nourishing Indian Chicken Stew (Simple & Healing Recipe)"

  • Julie March 16, 2017 (11:32 pm)

    I did make this tonight and it is so good!

  • Julie March 16, 2017 (3:15 pm)

    I’ve got to make this like tonight! It looks and sounds amazing!

  • Rahul July 22, 2016 (9:43 pm)

    What a comforting and flavorful stew, looks incredible

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables July 22, 2016 (8:39 pm)

    I love the complex flavors in Indian food! I bet these spices are amazing!

    • Molly Kumar July 25, 2016 (6:35 am)

      I agree with you Liz, the spices adds such a mild aromatic flavor to the dish which makes the stew taste delicious. Thanks for visiting.

  • Kate July 22, 2016 (6:52 pm)

    So many lovely flavours! And I love that it can be ready in 20 minutes. Lovely.

  • Kushi July 22, 2016 (6:37 pm)

    flavorful and delicious recipe!

  • swayam July 22, 2016 (5:49 pm)

    so many similar memories Molly! My mom and I have similar excited conversations too.. actually my sis and me even more so! The curry looks delicious..would love to settle down with it right now!

    • Molly Kumar July 25, 2016 (6:38 am)

      Aweee, these conversations are such an integral part of our everyday cooking & memories. Thanks for liking the recipe – Hugs, Molly

  • faseela August 21, 2012 (5:52 am)

    tempting n yummy recipe….

    • Molly Kumar August 22, 2012 (6:31 am)

      Thanks, Hope you all had a nice Eid celebrations 🙂

  • Akila August 20, 2012 (1:18 pm)

    very yummy and so easy too

  • decocinasytacones August 19, 2012 (4:49 pm)

    Chicken comes out perfect in a pressure cook!. I loved this recipe.

    • Molly Kumar August 20, 2012 (6:25 am)

      Thanks n so glad you tried it 🙂

  • Lavanya August 18, 2012 (6:47 am)

    Looks delicious n nicely made 🙂

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