Chettinad Chicken | How to make Chettinad Chicken

By Neha Pahilwani  |  22nd May 2016  |  
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About Chettinad Chicken Recipe

This is a classic Indian recipe from the region of Chettinad in Tamilnadu. The roasted ground paste and inclusion of curry leaves make all the difference

Chettinad Chicken is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Chettinad Chicken is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Chettinad Chicken by Neha Pahilwani will help you to prepare the perfect Chettinad Chicken in your kitchen at home. Chettinad Chicken needs 15 minutes for the preparation and 45 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Chettinad Chicken. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Chettinad Chicken. In case you have any questions on how to make the Chettinad Chicken you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Neha Pahilwani. Chettinad Chicken will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Chettinad Chicken

Ingredients to make Chettinad Chicken

  • For marinade:
  • chicken around 500 gm
  • curd 3 tbsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder 1/4 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • lime 1
  • To roast and grind :
  • Grated coconut 2 tbsp
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies 3
  • fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • Black pepper corns 1/2 tsp
  • To saute:
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 1 tomato CHOPPED
  • Garlic ginger paste 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1 small bayleaf , 1/2 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves , cardamons 1, few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • oil

How to make Chettinad Chicken

  1. Marinade the chicken with the ingredients mentioned for marinade.
  2. Dry roast the ingredients mentioned till coconut is slightly browned.
  3. Cool the roasted ingredients and grind finely
  4. In a kadai take oil .Heat it and add bay leaves , cinnamon, cloves cardamoms.
  5. Then add chopped onions, garlic and curry leaves. Saute till onions are transparent light pink in colour , add tomatoes and other spices.
  6. Once tomatoes are mushy add in the chicken and saute for ten minutes.
  7. Now add ground masala and saute till raw smell leaves and chicken and spices are well blended.
  8. Add 1/2 cup water and cook till chicken is tender and oil floats on top.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti or rice

Reviews for Chettinad Chicken (1)

Reema Thukral2 years ago

Yummy Chicken :)