Chicken Chettinad | How to make Chicken Chettinad

By Anitha Nayak  |  29th Jul 2015  |  
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  • Chicken Chettinad, How to make Chicken Chettinad
Chicken Chettinadby Anitha Nayak
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About Chicken Chettinad Recipe

My take on Rick Stein's Chettinad Chicken. The Chettinad cuisine is regarded as one of the hottest & most aromatic cuisine of South India. Most of the dishes in this region are eaten along with rice based accompaniments.

Chicken Chettinad

Ingredients to make Chicken Chettinad

  • chicken breasts - 600 gms (cubes washed & drained)
  • shallots - 150 gms (finely chopped)
  • garlic - 12 (cloves peeled & minced)
  • ginger - 1 (2 inch piece peeled & minced)
  • cinnamon - 1 (3 inch piece roughly broken)
  • Dagad/Stone flower - 3 whole (finely chopped)
  • fennel - 1 tsp
  • curry leaves - 4 sprigs (3 for cooking & 1 to garnish)
  • sugar - 3/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1.5 - 2 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • For the fresh spice mix: Kashmiri red chili powder - 3/4 tbsp
  • Black peppercorns - 3/4 tbsp
  • fennel seeds - 3/4 tbsp
  • coriander seeds - 3/4 tbsp

How to make Chicken Chettinad

  1. Rub a little sea salt on the chicken and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep bottom non-stick pan/kadai. On medium flame add in cinnamon, stone flower & fennel seeds & fry for a minute.
  3. Add in the finely chopped shallots, a pinch of salt & curry leaves. Fry till the shallots turn golden.
  4. Add in the chicken & stir occasionally. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in the freshly prepared spices and sugar. Mix well & let the spices coat the chicken pieces nicely. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix well. Do not add any salt, add in more spices if required or else let it cook covered for 2o minutes.
  7. Keep tossing the chicken in between, add more water if required.

My Tip:

Dagad/Stone flower : There are bits of black stuck to the stone flower, clean them & remove the bits of bark out.

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Punitha Sadhasivam3 months ago

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Sudeshna Dutta2 years ago

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Malini D2 years ago

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Ritesh Chakraborty2 years ago

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Sujata Limbu3 years ago

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Ritu Sharma3 years ago

Is this chicken best dry or in a gravy?
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