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Chettinad Chicken

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Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. The dishes are hot and pungent with fresh ground masalas.(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Chettinad chicken is a spicy chicken curry that goes well with Rice, Rotis, Idiyappams (string hoppers) etc. This recipe was written down in my diary. Unfortunately I was not in the habit of writing of writing the source. Well..back then who thought that I would require the source to be mentioned in the blog ??? Onto the recipe..

Chettinad Chicken

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Chettinad Chicken
Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. The dishes are hot and pungent with fresh ground masalas.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) Chettinad chicken i
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Ingredients
To be dry roasted and ground
Servings
Ingredients
To be dry roasted and ground
Instructions
  1. Marinate the chicken in lime juice, turmeric powder and salt and let rest for at least half an hour..
  2. Dry roast and grind the ingredients mentioned above to a fine paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds followed by curry leaves and chopped onion and saute till it turns brown.
  4. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  5. Add the chilli powder followed by ground coconut paste and saute for a while.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  7. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Check for seasoning.
  8. Add about a cup of water and stir well.
  9. Cover and cook till the chicken is done.
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  1. Kalpana George says:

    Mareena, I tried this one too. Very easy to prepare….. It came out well. Thanks.

  2. Mareena Jerrish says:

    You are welcome Kalpuchechi

  3. Chrissy says:

    Hey, the pictures makes my mouth water!! 😛 I just also want to know how you made the flower with the carrot?
    It looks very good and decorative. I have tried so much to make it look like that but never works! So, what is your method?

    Thank you for all your blogs and keep it up!

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hey Chrissy,

    Thank you for the encouraging words. The flower is made with tomato peel. cut the tomato peel without breaking it and roll it up..no special trick as such.

  5. Manju says:

    You are doing a great job, Chettinad Chicken curry is one of my all time favourate

  6. Anthony Gaven says:

    Hi I’m Anthony.Your recipe for chettinad chicken fascinates me. Even though I’m from chennai and have tasted this dish in different places yet yours stands apart. After I tried it at home. It tasted unique.

  7. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    Thanks a lot Anthony 🙂

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