Chettinad Chicken | How to make Chettinad Chicken

By Tania Deb  |  27th Feb 2018  |  
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About Chettinad Chicken Recipe

A South Indian authentic recipe of chicken made with spices and coconut. A recipe of the region Chettinad of South India.

Chettinad Chicken

Ingredients to make Chettinad Chicken

  • 1/2 kg of chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon of garam masala powder
  • 3-4 tablespoon of grated coconut
  • 1 handful of curry leaves
  • 3 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 2 onions chopped
  • ginger 1 inch
  • garlic 7-8 pods
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
  • chopped tomato 1
  • 2 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • oil 5-6 tablespoon
  • 1/2 tablespoon of mustard seeds
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2-3 green chillies

How to make Chettinad Chicken

  1. Marinate chicken with lemon juice, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder for 30 minutes
  2. Sauté the onion, ginger garlic, tomato, coconut, fennel seeds in 3 tablespoon of oil till soft. Make a smooth paste of it in a grinder
  3. Now heat oil in a kadai and Temper mustard seeds, curry leaves and sliced onions
  4. Sauté the onions till soft
  5. Add the marinated chicken in it and sauté for few minutes then add the grinder paste in it and boil for 5 minutes
  6. Add 2-3 cups of water, 2-3 green chillies and cook covering with a lid
  7. Boil till the chicken pieces are cooked and turns into a gravy
  8. Serve with chopped coriander leaves

My Tip:

You can also dry roast the spices and grind them to powder to make a paste. I added less red chilli powder keeping in mind of my son.

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