Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Chicken Chettinadu

Here is a spicy chicken recipe as made by Chettiar. Full of flavour and masalas this chettinad recipe will wow your guests.

  • Chicken 500 gm
  • Onion    2 nos
  • Tomatoes 1 nos
  • Cinnamon stick 1
  • Cloves     4 nos
  • Cardamoms 2 nos
  • Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves 2 sprigs
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Onion 1 
  • Ginger 1 medium piece
  • Garlic   6 cloves
  • Fennel Seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds  1/4 tsp
  • Peppercorns   1/4 tsp
  • Red Chillies     6-8 nos
  • Coconut 1/4 cup


Grind the ingredients for the paste.

Clean and cut the chicken into medium size pieces. Marinate the chicken with the paste for 30 minutes. 

Chop the tomatoes, coriander leaves and the onions. 

Heat oil in and add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin, Saute.

Add the chopped onions and the curry leaves. Saute until the onions are golden.  Add the tomatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add the marinated chicken and turmeric powder. Saute for 10 minutes, sprinkling water at intervals.  Add enough salt, cover with a lid and cook until done. Add more chilli or pepper if required. 

Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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