Sali Chicken (Chicken Stew With Potato Sticks)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"Recipe source: Saveur (June/July 2006)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (517.4 g)
  • Calories 571.9
  • Total Fat - 19.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 306.2 mg
  • Sodium - 216.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9 g
  • Sugars - 8.1 g
  • Protein - 60.2 g
  • Calcium - 157 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 60.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Using a pestle and mortar combine the first 5 ingredients (-turmeric) and grind to a paste and set aside.

Step 2

In a large pot over medium high heat heat the oil and then add curry leaves and cumin seeds and cook, stirring until it becomes fragrant and cumin seeds begin to splatter (30 seconds). Stir in chopped onions and chiles and cook stirring for 8-10 minutes or until onions soften. Stir in spice paste and cook for another minute. Stir in chicken and sri until coated and then pour in 2 cups of water and season with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, voc. and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Step 3

Uncover pot and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes or until chicken is tender and sauce has thickened. Season with salt if desired and transfer to a serving bowl. Scatter potato sticks around edged of dish and serve with sliced onions and wedges on lime.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.