Khoresh Nargil Recipe – Persian Coconut stew with chicken

If you are tired of your daily routine foods, khoresh nargil or coconut stew with chicken is a stew that has Indian roots. This stew has also started to appear in Iran. A great taste for those like me who love coconut and coconut powder.

If you are tired of daily and repetitive food, I suggest you this delicious stew.

You can make delicious dishes with chicken, such as chicken stew with plums and fesanjan, sour chicken, and many other delicious dishes.

But today, we will prepare this excellent stew with coconut together, and I hope you will make it and enjoy it.

coconut stew with chicken

Khoresh nargil Ingredient

Chicken breasts or thighs 2 pcs
Onions 2 medium
Garlic 2 cloves
Coconut powder 5 tbsp 
Tomato paste 1 tbsp
Red peppers as needed
Masala spice 1 tbsp jam
Salt, black pepper, turmeric as needed

How to prepare coconut stew with chicken

khoresh nargil ba morgh

First step: frying onion and garlic

First, peel the onions and fry them in a pot with oil and turmeric until light and glassy.

Second step: frying the chicken

Fry the chicken breast or thigh with onion and garlic well until it becomes golden and roasted, then add masala spice to the chicken along with salt and spices and stir, then add coconut powder and fry.

Related: khorak zaban.

Third step: cooking the chicken

Pour a few glasses of water on the chickens and wait until it boils, then lower the heat and let the chicken cook. After cooking, fry the paste in a pan with a little oil until it gets a nice color, then add it to the cooking chicken.

Fourth step: preparing chicken and coconut stew

Next, chop the red pepper and add it to the chicken pot and stir. At the end, measure the salt of the stew and wait until it settles and thickens a little, then eat it with the chicken. Enjoy your meal.

Serving Suggestions

Khoresh nargil or coconut stew can be eaten with Persian rice, lavash bread, or Sangak bread. Along with this dish, you can also use seer torshi and Shirazi salad, which is very tasty.

I usually recommend Iranian pickles with any food. Because they are really delicious and useful.

Nutritional Information

Due to the chicken breast and coconut presence, khoresh nargil contains a lot of protein. Coconut also has many vitamins and minerals.

Related: morghe porteghali.

“Coconut is also relatively high in fat, which helps your body absorb the fat-soluble vitamins D, E, A, and K,” she explains. “This is important because vitamins D and K may be associated with a more diverse, and therefore more resilient, gut microbiome.”



Coconut stew with chicken is a very complete and nutritious dish. In addition, it is a new dish rarely seen in people’s daily meals. So, if you are looking for a delicious, new, and very nutritious stew, use this stew.

Related: khoresh aloo ba morgh.


 1. What is the main ingredient in coconut stew?

The main ingredient in coconut stew is coconut powder and chicken breasts.

2. Is this stew suitable for vegans?

No, the main ingredients of this stew are beef or chicken, which is unsuitable for vegans.

3. Can I use beef or lamb instead of chicken?

Yes, you can use mutton or veal.

4. Can I freeze this stew?

Yes you can freeze this stew for 3 weeks.


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