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Chettinad Chicken

Sanjula Thangkhiew
0 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Chettinad Chicken RECIPE

It is one of the spiciest and most aromatic chicken dish from South India

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 1 kg chicken (washed and cut into medium sized pieces)
  2. 1 cup Shallots (small onions)
  3. 1 cup Tomatoes chopped
  4. ! Tsp Turmeric powder
  5. 1 cup Coconut milk
  6. 1 tbsp Oil
  7. 10 Curry leaves
  8. A bunch of fresh coriander leaves
  9. 2 Green chillies
  10. 8 Garlic cloves
  11. 1 inch Ginger
  12. 1 tsp Poppy seeds
  13. 1/2 tsp Pepper corns
  14. !/2 Cumin seeds
  15. 2/3 tsp Fennel seeds
  16. 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  17. 6 Dry red chillies
  18. 2 Cardamoms
  19. 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  20. 6-8 Curry leaves
  21. 1/2 tbsp Oil
  22. Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a vessel over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, red chillis, cardamoms, cinnamon and curry leaves.Stir for 2 mins
  2. Remove from heat, cool and grind to a powder.
  3. Grind ginger, garlic, green chillies and poppy seeds to a paste. Keep aside
  4. Heat oil in a vessel. Add the shallots and curry leaves. Saute till tender and transparent.
  5. Add the paste and cook for a minute.
  6. Now add the chicken, mix well and cook for 5 mins over high flame.
  7. Add salt, turmeric powder and tomatoes and combine well. Reduce the heat and cook for 5 mins.
  8. Pour the coconut milk and transfer the contents to a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 5 mins or until one whistle.
  9. Once the pressure has released, add the ground masala powder and cook for a couple of minutes over medium heat.
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

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