Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chicken Chettinad Recipe

Chicken Chettinad Recipe
Chicken Chettinad is another authentic south Indian dish. Chettinad is a very special and popular style of cooking in Tamilnadu and kerala. You’ll find Chicken Chettinad listed in almost every South Indian restaurant menu . The chicken is cooked with some distinct ingredients such as poppy seeds , fennel seeds, coriander seeds that give a very special aroma to the curry. Chettinad is known for its culinary delicacies. Chettinad food, now is one of the many reasons why people get to know Chettinad.

Ingredients :
Chicken 2 lb (1 kg)
Poppy seeds 2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Red chillies 5 8 nos
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger chopped 2 tsp
Garlic chopped 2 tsp
Tomatoes medum 3 nos chopped
Onions medium 2 nos chopped
Lemon 1 no
Cinnamon 1" stick
Green cardamom 3 4 nos
Cloves 2 4 nos
Curry leaves 10 15 nos
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
Grated coconut 1/2 of one
Oil As reqd
Salt As reqd


Preparation :
Clean the chicken and cut into small pieces.

Roast the red chillies, grated coconut, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and fennel seeds in oil.

Grind it to a paste along with ginger and garlic.

Heat oil in a large pan.

Fry onions, till golden.

Add curry leaves and the ground paste and sauté for some time.

Add tomatoes, red chilly powder and turmeric powder.

Add chicken and mix well.

Cook for 5 mins.

Add 2 cups of water and lemon juice.

Cover and cook, till the chicken is done.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice, chappathi, tandoori naan or palappam.



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