Fall off the bone chicken and cooked tender vegetables makes this a perfect satisfying meal. The spices are mild and perfectly complements the other ingredients without overpowering it. It takes 90 minutes to make on stove top , but most of it is unattended cook time . You could use your pressure cooker or slow cooker to make it as well.
Chop the onions. Slice the tomatoes in half and squeeze the seeds and pulp out. Peel and chop the vegetables into large pieces.
Place in a blender jar and puree. Set aside.
Add cumin, turmeric, garam masala, paprika and a pinch of pepper powder. Stir well and add the chicken. Pour the pureed tomatoes over the chicken. Let it cook for a minute and add enough water to cover the chicken (4 to 5 Cups). Stir in the chopped vegetables.
Cover with the lid and bring to boil over medium beat .
After about an hour remove the chicken from stew and shred the meat off the bone.
Return the meat to the stew. Taste and adjust salt and pepper . Simmer for 10 more minutes. Stir in the cream (if using).