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Spicy Chicken Chettinad Curry

2021-02-23
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 40m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    300
  • Carbohydrates

    38g
  • Fat

    5g
  • Protein

    26g
  • Serving Size

    1 Cup
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Chicken Chettinad is one of the most flavorful chicken dishes from South Indian cuisine. It is also one of the most ordered curries in a south Indian restaurant. Chettinad Chicken is traditionally eaten with rice, dosa, or appam. But I enjoyed it with naan or roti as well.

Ingredients (For Chicken Marination)

  • 200 Grams Chicken
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste

Ingredients (For Chettinad Masala)

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
  • 12-15 Pepper Corns
  • 5 Elachi
  • 5 Cloves
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Bay Leaves Briyani Flower
  • 1 Javithri
  • 5 Dry Red Chilies
  • 3 Teaspoons Coconut Powder

Ingredients (For Curry)

  • 1 Tablespoon Oil Curry Leaves
  • 1 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1 Sliced Tomato
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Chettinad Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Coriander Leaves

Method

Step 1

Take 200 grams of chicken in a bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste. Mix well and keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Dry roast 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon jeera seeds, 12-15 peppercorns, 5 elachi, 5 cloves, 4 cinnamon sticks, 2 bay leaves, biryani flower, javithri, 5 dry red chilies, and 3 teaspoons coconut powder. Make a fine powder and keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil and add few curry leaves. Add 1 cup chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4

Add 1 sliced tomato and cook until tomatoes are soft.

Step 5

Add 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and mix well. Now add marinated chicken and mix well.

Step 6

Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add 1 teaspoon Chettinad masala, 1 teaspoon salt, and mix well. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 5 minutes. Mix well.

Step 9

Garnish with coriander leaves and turn off the stove.

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