Aalu Chicken Shorba / Potato and Chicken Gravy 

Aalu Chicken Shorba is one of the most popular chicken stew which is prepared in almost every house of South Asia. The best part about it this stew is that the recipe is varied in every household and u can serve with anything u like.. 

Author: Ayesha’s Kitchen
Cuisine: South Asian 
Servings: 6


1 chicken (1.5 kilo)(skinless, cut into curry pieces, around 12pcs)

1.5 cups oil

3 onions (medium sized, cut into slices)

3 tomatoes (medium sized, cut into slices)

5 – 6 green chillies (2 chopped)

1 cup coriander, chopped

4 – 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks (4 pieces per potato)

1 tbspn crushed ginger

1 tbspn crushed garlic

1 litre hot water


1 small bay leaf

1 small cinnamon stick

Salt to taste

1 chicken stock cube for extra flavour

1 tbspn red chilli powder

½ tspn Kashmiri chilli powder

4 pepper corns

4 cloves

1 tspn turmeric powder

1 tbspn coriander powder

1 tbspn cumin seeds, pan roasted and ground

1 tspn garam masala

1 tbspn dried fenugreek leaves (ground)

1 green cardamom


Heat oil and fry onion until its golden and crispy. Add chicken, bay leaf, peppercorns, chicken cube, cinnamon, 2 green chillies, cloves, ginger and garlic. 

Fry until the chicken changes its colour.

Add tomatoes and cook on high heat until the tomatoes are loose and cooked.

Add all the spices (except fenugreek leaves and garam masala) and mix. Add a splash of hot water and stir fry on high heat. When the water dries, add potatoes and add another splash of hot water, half of the coriander and stir fry on high heat. Do this again for 3 times until potatoes are half cooked.

Now add rest of the hot water and reduce the flame to low. Cover the pot and let it cook for 20 mins or until the oil comes up. Add garam masala, coriander and fenugreek leaves and serve hot with phulka.






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