Chettinad Chicken

Chettinad Chicken is one of the famous and spiciest chicken recipes from south india. Chettinad is a place in Tamil Nadu from where this recipe has emerged. Chettinad Chicken has special blend of spices in it which is spicy by nature. I have included onion in chettinad masala to make it restaurant style gravy, omit it if you want dry curry.
If you are person who loves spicy food then this is awesome recipe to try, why not check the ingredients and give it a try.
You may also like Murgh Cholay (Chicken with Chickpea)

Level: Easy
Total Time: 45min
Serves: 3-4

Chicken: 500gm
Oil: 3 tablespoon
Cloves: 3
Cinnamon stick : 1 inch
Cardamom: 1 or 2
Onion: 1 medium
Tomato: 2 medium
Curry Leaves: 1 spring
Turmeric: 1/4 teaspoon
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon
Green Chilli: 2
Salt to taste

Chettinad Masala:
Grated Coconut: 1/4 cup
Coriander Seeds: 1 tablespoon
Red chilly: 5
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Fennel seeds: 1 teaspoon
Star Anise: 1
Onion: 1 medium


Dry roast (Chettinad Masala)
In a pan add coriander seeds and roast it for 10-15 secs and add other spices except onion and coconut and dry roast it for a 30 secs or until the spices change colour. 
Take out the spices into the blender and add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan and add onion and let the onion change the colour and add coconut and fry for 30 secs. Blend spices and onion coconut mixture to fine paste(Add 1/4cup water if required).

In a pan add oil, once the oil is hot add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.Add finely chopped onions and fry till they turn transparent. 
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 secs and now add finely chopped tomatoes and green chillies.
Once tomatoes are tender then add turmeric, salt and chicken. 
Saute till the chicken changes colour.
Now add chettinad masala paste and cook for 5 mins on high flame and add 1 1/2 cup of water. Once water comes to boil and cook it until desired consistency of the gravy.
Serve it with roti or Jeera Rice or flavoured rice or plain boiled rice.

Yummy...Wanna try....let set go....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Habeeba, Nice to see you into have a wonder collection of recipes ! Keep going :)


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