Sunday, December 27, 2009

Turnips and Chicken Stew

Preparation time: 1hr 20 minutes

1 Whole Chicken around 2.5lbs (Skinless).
6 to 8 medium size Turnips
1 tsp black cumin seeds
1 tsp Peppercorns
4 cloves
3 black Cardamoms crushed
3 dried whole red peppers
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp Fennel powder
1 tsp Ginger powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp Canola Oil

About the Recipe

Chicken with Turnips is a very tasty and a healthy dish.
The dish usually can be had either as a stew or with rice.
Turnips are available all year round but the best ones
come during fall.These are root vegetables and very high
in Vitamin C.


Cut the Chicken into small/medium Size Pieces.
Wash the Turnips and peel off the skin. Discard the leaves if any
Cut each turnip into 4 to 6 pieces depending on its size.

In a thick bottomed cooking pot, heat oil on medium heat.
Add cloves, peppercorns, cardamoms, dried red peppers and cumin seeds.
Add Turnips and keep on stirring for a few minutes.
Add Chicken followed by salt and paprika and sauté it for another 5 minutes.
Add all other remaining spices and stir well.
Add around 3 to 4 cups of water and lower the heat to a minimum
Cover the vessel let it simmer for around 1 hour.

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