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Friday, 8 February 2013

Chettinadu Chicken Curry - South Indian Special

Chettinad chicken curry as the name say's its traditional dish from Karaikudi. My great grandma was born and brought in a small village called Keerani near Karaikudi. My father used to say, she used to grind masala everyday for cooking which makes it tastier and delicious. My grandma(we call her AAtha) she tought this recipe to my mom and now I'am cooking it. So this recipe has travelled  from one small village Keerani to Macclesfield, UK along with me....

So Here's how to make it with step by step photos ...



Ingredients

Chicken                                   - 500 gm (cut, washed and cleaned)
Onion                                       - 1 big finely chopped
Tomato                                   - 2 finely chopped 
Greeen chillies                        - 2 slit into halves
Chilli powder                          - 1 1/2  tsp
Coriander powder                 - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder                  - 1/2 tsp
Ginger&Garlic Paste             - 2 tsp
Curry leaves                           - 5
Cilantro                                   - 2 TBSP finely chopped
Oil                                             - 1 tsp
Salt                                           - as needed
Coconut milk                          - from 1/2 coconut or 1/2 cup maggie instant coconut milk

For Roasting And Grinding

Pepper corns                         - 1/2 tsp
Cumin                                     - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds                          - 3/4 tsp
Cinnamon sticks                   - 1
Cloves                                     - 2
Bay leaves                             - 1
Poppy seeds                          - 2 tsp
Curry leaves                          - 5
    
Method

Dry roast the ingredients mentioned above (for roasting and grinding) and make a fine powder.





In a kadai add oil, saute the onions, green chillies until golden brown, then add the ginger& garlic paste and saute it. Add the tomatoes saute until mushy later add the chicken, saute it until the chicken color changes to white.



Now add the ground powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Add water cover it and cook for 20 min. Then add the coconut milk, coriander leaves and close it for another 5 min. 



Yes, now yummy Chettinad Chicken Curry is ready....


You can serve it with white rice or chapati. 

Thank you for looking. Please come back for more exotic, traditional dishes from my kitchen to yours....

Until then I am signing off...



19 comments:

  1. Delicious.., Thanks for linking this recipe to my event and using the logo. Expecting more recipes from you

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  2. Thanks for the comments, Yes sure I will try my best...

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  3. You are right about the grinding our ancestors used to do those days. I am contented with the food processor because of time factor. This is so inviting and you know how I love spicy flavors. I also support the combo of curry leaves and coriander for the double boom of fragrances.

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  4. very tempting n can feel d flavour of chicken bcz of its masala pdr...
    MAHA

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  5. That's wonderful...Wish I lived somewhere close to your place, hehe. Loved ur step-step pictures. Kudos.


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  6. Love this chettinad special

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  7. Supper delicious curry...bookmarked will try out

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  8. wow i love chicken chettinad :-) Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  9. I was looking for the way to prepare the masala powder and got it here. Thanks for sharing...

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  10. I tried out this recipe.and it was awesome..! Thanks for sharing !

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  11. I tried this recipe and this came out very well..awesome ! Thanks for sharing Priya !

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    1. Hi Ranju,
      Thank you so much for trying chettinad chicken, I am so happy you it turned out gr8 and you liked it. Thanks a lot for stopping by and letting me know, please keep coming back for more delicious recipes...

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  12. I cooked it today and posted the result on FB. It was utterly delicious. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much Roopa for trying the chettinad chicken, I am so happy you liked and your have posted in FB, I will be very happy if you can send me a link as well. Thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting, do keep coming back...

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  13. It was in a private post but I can try to find a way to post ithere. I did again for guests today but I liked it first time more. It was not strong enough this time but had all the flavours.

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  14. I so love all dishes...I am a silent follower of your food blog since very long..finally commenting here for the 1st time..I have tried some of your Indian recipes here and they turned out good. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Prasad
      I am so happy that your following my blog for long time, I am really glad that you took your precious time to comment here, thank you so much for your kind and sweet words. Thanks a lot for trying the recipes, I am excited that you liked them all. Please keep coming back...

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  15. Hi Prasad
    I am so happy that your following my blog for long time, I am really glad that you took your precious time to comment here, thank you so much for your kind and sweet words. Thanks a lot for trying the recipes, I am excited that you liked them all. Please keep coming back...

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  16. Hi Priya,
    We loved your Chettinad Chicken Curry - it was simply fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

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