Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chettinad Chicken Curry

1.Chicken           1 kg

2.Onion                    2 large
   Tomato                  3 medium
   Cinnamon              1'' piece
   Cardamom              3 nos.
   Cloves                     3 nos.
   Coriander leaves      1/4 cup
   Oil                        2-3 tbsp

3.Shallots/small onions   12 nos.
   Coconut (grated)        1 cup
   Ginger                        1 1/2'' piece
   Garlic cloves               8 nos.
   Pepper powder           1 tsp
   Fennel seeds                1 tbsp
   Kashmiri red chilli powder  2 tbsp
   Turmeric powder               1 tsp
   Salt                             as needed
   Water                        3/4 cup + a little more if needed 
Preparing Method
-Grind all the ingredients under 3 into a smooth paste with the given amount of water.
-Now marinate the chicken pieces with this ground paste and keep in refrigerator for half an hour.
-Cut the onion into thin slices and the tomatoes into small pieces.
-Heat a kadai /wok and add oil.
-Now add the whole spices and the onions and saute till the onion turns golden brown.
-Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
-When the tomatoes are done add the marinated chicken(along with the complete paste).Mix well.
-Add a little water if needed also check the salt and add if needed.
-Cook till the chicken is done.
-Off the stove.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


  1. the curry looks delicious and thick... love the lighting used in the photographs, makes it looks nice...

  2. Wow this chetinnad chicken is just killing me, very tempting Ruxana...

  3. Chettinadu chicken curry looks delicious, am glad you made them :)

  4. Wow looks so the vibrant color...

  5. looks very tempting chicken curry .yummyyyyyyy

  6. Flavorful curry... Love it with parottas

  7. Orange bowl with pretty orange background with yummy looking chicken curry.....yum yummm

  8. Hi Ruxana! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments...really glad to follow you.
    The chettinad chicken is a family favorite and it was indeed to be greeted by this dish on my visit ;-)

  9. tasty Chettinad chicken looks yummy. happy to follow you back

  10. looks very inviting & delicious.............

  11. looks delicious ..very inviting....happy to follow you..


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