Published On : Sun, Oct 14th, 2012

Recipe- Chicken Chettinad

Ingredients:

  • 1kg Chicken
  • 2 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 6-8 no. Whole red chilies
  • 1″ stick Cinnamon
  • 3 no. Green cardamom
  • 2 no. Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 no. Onion, large
  • 2 tsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Star anise
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 3 no. Tomatoes, medium
  • 1 no. Lemon
  • 10-12 no. Curry leaves
  • Fresh coriander Garnish.
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • Salt To Taste

How to make chicken chettinad:

  • Clean the chicken, remove the skin and cut into small pieces.
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes separately.
  • Roast the whole red chilies, grated coconut, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel seeds in oil and grind to a paste for 20mts along with ginger and garlic.
  • Heat oil in a vessel and fry the onions till golden, then add curry leaves and the ground paste and sauté for some time.
  • Add the tomatoes, red chili powder and turmeric powder and sauté.
  • Add the chicken, mix and cook for 5 minutes and then add 2 cups of water and lemon juice.
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is done.
  • Serve chicken chettinad hot garnished with coriander leaves and accompanied with boiled rice, rotis or tandoori naan.