Chhetinad chicken | How to make Chhetinad chicken

By Shashwatee Swagatica  |  7th Apr 2018  |  
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About Chhetinad chicken Recipe

Chhetinad chicken is one of the most flavorful chicken dishes from the South Indian Cuisine. Cooked in flavorful, freshly ground mixture of spices. Chhettinad Chicken goes perfectly with dosa, appam, rice or parathas.

Chhetinad chicken

Ingredients to make Chhetinad chicken

  • chicken 500gm
  • Bayleaf 2
  • Green chilli 2
  • curry leaves 2-3springs
  • ginger garlic paste 2tbsp
  • onion 1 big sliced
  • tomato 2 medium no chopped
  • oil 2tbsp
  • salt as per taste
  • coriander leaves chopped 2tbsp
  • For marination
  • Red chilli powder 1tsp
  • turmeric powder 1 /2tsp
  • coriander powder 1tsp
  • lemon juice 2tbsp
  • salt
  • For chhetinad masala
  • cumin seeds 1tsp
  • coriander seeds 1tbsp
  • fennel seeds 1tbsp
  • cinnamon 1"
  • cardamom 2
  • peppercorn 5
  • cloves 3
  • star anise 1
  • mace 1
  • Dry red chilli 4
  • coconut 4tbsp grated

How to make Chhetinad chicken

  1. Marinate chicken with the ingredients listed under 'marination' for 30mins.
  2. For preparing chhetinad masala- Dry roast all the ingredients. Cool a bit and grind to a powder.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaves, green chilli, curry leaves. Saute.
  4. Then add sliced onions. Fry till tender.
  5. Then add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw aroma goes.
  6. Add chopped tomato. Cook till oil leaves the pan sides.
  7. Then add the marinated chicken pieces and mix well. Don't add any water as chicken and tomato both oozes out lot of water.
  8. Adjust salt.
  9. When chicken half done, add the chhetinad masala 1tbsp or more as per your taste.
  10. Mix well and cook till done.
  11. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

My Tip:

Increase the amount of chilli for more spiceiness.

Reviews for Chhetinad chicken (2)

Aman bindra7 months ago

Looks great

Hema Mallik7 months ago

Deliciously amazing!
Shashwatee Swagatica
7 months ago
Thank you so much :blush:
Shashwatee Swagatica
7 months ago
Thank you so much :blush: