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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chettinad Chicken Curry



Ingredients:-

Chicken- 1 lb

Masala for Grinding:

Cinnamon – 1.5″
Cloves – 4
Green Cardamom – 3
Dry Red Chili – 7-8 or to taste
Cumin Seeds – 1.5 tsp
Fennel Seeds – 1.5 tsp
Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp
Khus Khus/Poppy Seeds – 1 tbsp
Fresh Coconut – 1/2 cup
Water for Grinding – 1/2 cup

Oil – 3 tbsp
Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
Minced Ginger – 1 tbsp
Minced Garlic – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – a few sprigs
Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp or to taste
Tomatoes – 2 large, chopped
Lime or Lemon Juice – to taste
Water – 2-3 cups or as needed for gravy
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves – for garnish

Procedure:-

1. Dry roast on low heat – Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Green Cardamom, Red Chillies, Cumin Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Coriander Seeds & Poppy Seeds.
2. Keep stirring till the seeds change color and there is a fantastic aroma.




3. Add in the the Coconut and again, stir till the coconut gets a color and looks dry and dehydrated.
4. Once done, transfer and allow it to cool.
5. Grind to a smooth paste using 1/2 cup of Water and keep aside till ready to use.
6. In a pan, heat the Oil on medium flame and once hot, add in the Onions.
7. Salt the Onions just a bit and cook till translucent.

8. Add in the Minced Ginger and Garlic, Turmeric Powder, Curry Leaves, Spice Paste and Red Chili Powder. Cook for a min
9. Add in the Tomatoes, mix and cook uncovered till the oil separates from the mixture.
10. Add in the Chicken, mix and cook for 5 minutes.
11. Add Salt and a squeeze of Lime or Lemon and mix well again.
12. Add in Water for gravy as needed, mix and cover and cook for 20-25 minutes.
13. Once done, garnish with Cilantro just before serving.
14. Enjoy this dish with Rice, Chapatis, Naans, Parathas, Idlis or Dosas.

16 comments:

  1. looks absolutely delicious dear !awesome recipe !

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  2. Absolutely divine!!!

    Valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love chicken Chettinadu, thanks for sharing recipe

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  4. Oh Harika am drooling over here... That chicken curry looks so very rich and yummy...

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  5. fab recipe...sounds delicious Harika..
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. My fav chicken curry with dosa and idly.Looking fabulous.

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  7. lovely recipe dear....I'm bookmarking this....with the ingredients used in this recipe I can recreate the same with fish...I'll definitely let you know once I do so...n thanks once again for passing on the awards dear !

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  8. Awesome recipe...yumm....
    Hey vl collect the award when I get some free time...;)

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  9. wow curry looks so wonderful and yummy !!

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  10. Very nice recipe...will try this sometime ..

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  11. Wat a flavourful and inviting chicken curry,i dont bother to have with some rotis rite now..

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  12. Hey Harika,there is a chettinad chicken recipe in my drafts. Loved your version.

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  13. Great looking chicken recipe. TFS

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  14. very tasty chicken curry!...looks nice...perfect with dosas and vadas
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  15. Mouth watering chicken curry..love the flavor and spices in there..yum!

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