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Chettinad Chicken

Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. The dishes are hot and pungent with fresh ground masalas.(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Chettinad chicken is a spicy chicken curry that goes well with Rice, Rotis, Idiyappams (string hoppers) etc. This recipe was written down in my diary. Unfortunately I was not in the habit of writing of writing the source. Well..back then who thought that I would require the source to be mentioned in the blog ??? Onto the recipe..

Chettinad Chicken

Chettinad Chicken

Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. The dishes are hot and pungent with fresh ground masalas.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) Chettinad chicken i

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms Chicken
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 lime Juice of
  • 2 - 3 sprigs Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds

To be dry roasted and ground

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Grated
  • 3 - 4 chillies Dried red
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Poppy seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3 cardamom Green
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Star anise

Instructions
 

  • Marinate the chicken in lime juice, turmeric powder and salt and let rest for at least half an hour..
  • Dry roast and grind the ingredients mentioned above to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds followed by curry leaves and chopped onion and saute till it turns brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the chilli powder followed by ground coconut paste and saute for a while.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Check for seasoning.
  • Add about a cup of water and stir well.
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is done.

Notes

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