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Goan Guisado de Galinha – Chicken Stew Recipe

8 Jul

Guisado in portuguese means “stew”. This recipe is credited to the portuguese influence on Goan heritage. It is more of a chicken curry than a stew. My mom makes it often at our home. Since my dad loved potatoes, she always added some. In my recipe there is a little added heat from fresh green chilli as my mom says that it adds a nice fresh flavor to the curry. If you feel it has too much heat then substitute the red and green chilli with paprika.

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I may be wrong but based on my online search, in Portugal polvo(octopus) guisado is more popular than galhina(chicken). Also I found out that guisado is a very popular dish in south america with variations from each country.

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients:

2 lbs of chicken (thighs, drumsticks with or without bones)

1 small onion chopped

1 small tomato chopped

5-6 garlic clove chopped

1″ ginger chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp red chilli powder

1 green chilli halved (optional)

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

1 dime sized tamarind

1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds

2 potatoes cleaned and quartered

1 cup of water

salt to taste

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Directions:

Clean, wash and apply salt, ginger and garlic to the chicken pieces and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

Add the tamarind ball to the cup of water and let soak.

Heat oil in a pot add onions and saute till soft. Next add the green chilli, cumin, red chilli powder, turmeric and tomato and saute till the tomato softens.

Next add the chicken and saute for 4-5 minutes till well coated with the spices.

To this add tamarind water, cut potatoes and season with salt. Cover and cook on medium heat for 30-35 minutes. Check in between and stir.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or bread.

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83 Responses to “Goan Guisado de Galinha – Chicken Stew Recipe”

  1. Mr. Militant Negro July 8, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog. Wishing you a lovely week ahead 🙂

  2. Hans Susser July 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Chicken soup – any-time, any-style, any-where 🙂
    Wonderful recipe, thank you 🙂
    Greetings,
    Hans
    .
    http://www.ChefsOpinion.org

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      Thank You Hans so much…guess it can be a soup as well since it is so low on spices 🙂

  3. Jim July 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    nom nom nom

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      Thank You Jim. A very Happy Monday to you and the new deck looks great 🙂

  4. urbanmonique July 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Oh huh, guisado is the way to my heart!
    Did you see my Arroz de carieterro? Makes me think of that!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

      That is so good to know :-). I did check it out. Looks like you do not have the like button on your post.

  5. healthyindiankitchen July 8, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    This looks lovely and delicious😃

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  6. Cher|cherthatdish July 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    Mmmm! This looks like a perfect dinner with steamed rice. I’ve never cooked with tamarind yet, really want to give it a try.

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      Oh! That is so awesome. It does enhance the taste than just making the dish salty. I would encourage you to give it a try and will look forward to your feedback 🙂

      • Cher|cherthatdish July 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

        I’ve always gotten the impression that tamarind gives off a sweet and sour flavor? Or am I mistaken?

        • Nandini July 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

          It more of a sour taste than sweet.

  7. Plectrumm July 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    There you go again…cooking up something amazing😎

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

      Thank You…that is very kind of you to say 🙂

  8. Sumith Babu July 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    Looks soo delicious!!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

      Thank You so much Sumith 🙂

  9. ledrakenoir July 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    Really tempting, looks so delicious… 🙂

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  10. Frances 🌺 July 9, 2016 at 2:54 am #

    Love it!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

      Thank You Frances so much 🙂

  11. yeahanotherblogger July 9, 2016 at 4:50 am #

    Looks like a really tasty dish. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. lynne hoareau July 9, 2016 at 4:56 am #

    Nandini, this is gorgeous. We are experiencing some chilly days here, so stews are always the best solution. Love this and definitely will be making this 🙂

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

      Thank You Lynne so much. I am so happy to know that you love stews. I hope the weather improves. We are having hot weather and fires are always a concern with our dry grasslands. Have a lovely week 🙂

  13. Dana @ IveGotCake July 9, 2016 at 6:45 am #

    That looks amazing!!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

      Thank You so much Dana 🙂

  14. fromthefamilytable July 9, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Looks and sounds delicious. As always, your images are gorgeous.

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

      Thank You Darryl so much for your kind words. Have a lovely week 🙂

  15. Vonnie July 9, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Yum

  16. stateeats July 9, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Wow, very different with the tamarind, looks delicious! – Kat

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      Thank You Kat so much. It is very different than regular popular curry recipes 🙂

  17. geekkat July 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    looks absolutely delicious!!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  18. Linda July 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of chicken stew! I also make a Chicken Gisado (https://fabulousfaresisters.com/2015/05/03/pollo-gisado-with-rice-red-beans/) – that I learned from my mother in law who lives in Panama…so, so good! Thanks for sharing yours Nandini! 🙂

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

      Thank You so much Linda. I was surprised to find out that it is a very popular dish out there 🙂

  19. Sabrina July 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    This chicken dish sounds absolutely delicious!!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

      Thank You so much Sabrina 🙂

  20. Smiling Notes July 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    Omg looks fantabulous!

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      Thank You so much Shamira 🙂

  21. Avant-garde July 11, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    Wow… this looks delicious… thanks for sharing 🙂

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  22. simpleogue July 12, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Looks interesting. I usually prepare a similar coconut milk version of this for breakfast. Shall post in the recipe soon 🙂

    • Nandini July 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

      Will look forward to it 🙂 Thank you!

  23. Stanley Rodrigues July 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi Nandini!

    The ‘GOAN GUISADO DE GALINHA’ looks absolutely delicious.Your photos look amazing as always. It looks like You have picked up a lot of recipes from MAMA IN GOA. And thank You for sharing Your MUM;S recipes with Us. I like Your Mum;s ideal of CHILLI HEAT in the ‘STEW’ and the potatoes in the stew. By the way the UK has a new PRIME MINISTER in the shape of THERESA MAY. She has been a bit RUTHLESS and sacked a lot of the OLD SCHOOL MINISTERS from David Cameroon’s cabinet. And has brought in a new set of female ministers in Her cabinet, I guess She has a difficult job to do.In other words,Her job is not going to be ‘A PIECE OF CAKE’,That said I think Theresa has got a lot of political experience and She is ‘AS TOUGH AS NAILS’ in that sense.Rest assured We will give Your stew recipe a go soon.

    With My kindest best wishes!

    Stan The Man

    • Nandini July 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      Thank You Mr Stan appreciate it much. My mum is definitely my inspirations to cooking healthy foods without losing the flavors. I want to learn from all her experiences as much as I can. Have a lovely day 🙂

  24. skd July 18, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    This stew looks so appetizing. The kind of food you can eat anyday. Heartwarming and comfort food☺

    • Nandini July 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

      I totally agree with you 🙂

  25. Harshit July 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    Thax for following me

  26. Harshit July 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

    Please do one sight on my post I think you like

  27. Jodam House July 18, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

    Looks quite delicious

  28. foodbymama July 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

    Lovely Post! Hope you will accept my award nomination 🙂
    https://foodbymama.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/sunshine-blogger-award/

    • Nandini July 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks You so much. That is very kind of you 🙂

  29. awabizda July 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I would say yummy but where would that bring me?…back to following the directions for preparation. Funny…isn’t it? That’s why for the next few minutes I’ll stay still and have a closer look at the directions on how to make myself that delicious a dish.

    • Nandini July 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

      Lol! sound like a plan 🙂

  30. goingplaces2gether July 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    looks delicious 🙂 I will try this one 🙂

  31. Fe Gadingga July 25, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    Wow! Looks like Indonesian food …yummy

  32. Fe Gadingga July 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Hmmm…yummy…looks like indonesian food…

  33. jagweng July 30, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    Now this got my appetite going wild. 😜

  34. Food from Michelle's kitchen August 8, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    This looks AMAZING! I love that sour note that tamarind gives this style of cooking. Yum!

    • Nandini August 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Thank You Michelle so much. It makes a big difference in taste 🙂

  35. Maria Parenti-Baldey August 10, 2016 at 2:57 am #

    It looks delicious. Your presentation is beautiful.

    • Nandini August 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Thank You so much Maria 🙂

  36. Kiki August 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    I had no idea there was a Portuguese influence in the Goan culture. So cool to see Guisado dish in Indian flavors. Will have to give it a try! Thanks 🙂

    • Nandini August 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

      Thank You Kiki so much. It does have a very strong influence in Goan culture and foods 🙂

  37. Miss Dinie August 23, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    This looks like something my mum cooks.. And Latin Caribbean/South America call their guisados different names like sancocho, and cocido.

    • Nandini August 30, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      Thank You Miss Dinie 🙂 When I wrote this post I found out that guisado was a popular south american dish which I did not know before 🙂

      • Miss Dinie August 31, 2016 at 11:11 am #

        There are so many guisados,sancochos, or cocidos In Latin America! The Caribbean cultures have similar things!

  38. jumagination November 1, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    This does sound really nice 🤗 Will definitely try at some point in the future!

    • Nandini November 1, 2016 at 11:57 am #

      Thank You, that is so awesome to know 🙂

  39. E. Teresinha November 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Loved to go through your recipe! It is very nice to find familiar recipes online. I am looking forward to read your blog more 🙂 😀

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

      Thank You so much appreciate your kind words 🙂

  40. cook whith shabanars January 27, 2017 at 1:28 am #

    wow this is yum.

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