Every thing about CHICKEN SHORVA | Vahrehvah :
is one of the most popular and nourishing soup dishes in northern Indian cuisine.
It’s a simple flavorful delicious thin soup dish made of chicken pieces
and aromatic spices. Shorva
is a spicy soup
like consistency dish which is best served with naan
or flavored rice.
Making the chicken shorva
is very easy with simple ingredients.
is prepared by cooking meats
in a yogurt and onion base
with spices such as garam masala, dry coconut powder
and khus khus
or poppy seed powder.
You can also use vegetables
in the shorva
. Normally in most of the restaurants you find the mutton or the chicken shorva that is popularly served in the menus.
Most of the Indian restaurants
have shorba on the menu and describe it as a soup with big chunks of meat
but the consistency of shorva
is thinner than the shorba
. Its consistency is somewhat in between that of a soup
and a curry.
Unlike a soup the shorva
is best served with rice
, rotis or any Indian bread
To prepare the Chicken shorva,
take a mixing bowl add curd, coconut powder, coriander powder, chilli powder
and mix all the ingredients well adding a little water to bring it to a pouring consistency. In a pan, add oil
and heat. Add whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon,
cloves and shahi jeera),
finely chopped onions,
salt and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste,
haldi and sauté till the raw flavor of ginger garlic
is gone. Add the chicken pieces,
increase the flame and fry them nicely till they turn to nice light brown color. Now add the curd masala and mix well. To it add sufficient water till all the chicken pieces
are submerged in water and cook on a slow flame for about 30 mins.
When it’s cooked in a slow flame all the juices from the chicken pieces
and bones are extracted and gets well blended with the spices to make a aromatic delicious dish. Lastly one the chicken
is tender add garam masala powder
and garnish with freshly cut coriander leaves. Chicken Shorva
is ready to serve. This dish tastes well with naan.
The shorva is thin consistency and spicy, naan soaked
in the shorva and eaten is really heavenly and sumptuous. The longer you cook the stock, better the flavor releasing its natural juices
from the chicken flesh, bones
and spices to make a luscious lip smacking Shorva.
Normally the Shorva’s
are gentle on the digestive system are a good dish to prepare for breaking of the fast.
This dish is refreshing and nutritious. Shorva
really has to be the simplest and easiest soup in the world to make! It uses minimal ingredients and no blending is required. The secret is in cooking
the soup long enough for the meat
to become very tender and blend thoroughly with the spices to disintegrate and become very soft so they melt in your mouth. Do try this simple recipe and enjoy eating with wonderful butter naan. You can view the preparation of this delicious Chicken shorva
Author : Admin
Published On : Jun 3, 2009
Preparation Time: 7 min
Recipe Type : NonVeg-Main
Cooking Time : 25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield : 4 (4 servings)
Ingredient : Chicken
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|chill powder red
|coriander leaves chopped
|Ginger & Garlic Paste
|Take a bowl add curd,coconut,coriander,chilli powder,water and mix well and make into a paste keep it a side. Now take a pan add oil, garama masalas, bay leaf, onions, salt fry till golden brown colour, then add ginger garlic paste, turermic powder,chicken, mix well cook till it changes the colour. Now add curd masala mix and then add enough water and cook for 30 mins are till chicken is tender in a slow flame. One the chicken is cooked add garamamasala powder and coriander chopped switch of the flame. Serve with Naan.