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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chicken Chettinad Recipe

Ingredients For Chicken Chettinad

1.Chicken - 1 kg
2.Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
3.Khus khus or Poppy seed - 2 tsp
4.Cinnamon - 1 stick
5.Cloves - 3
6.Cardamom - 2
7.Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
8.Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
9.Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
10.Star anise - 1
11.Whole red chillies - 8
12.Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
13.Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
14.Onion chopped - 1 no
15.Tomatoes chopped - 3
16.Lemon juice - 1 tsp
17.Coriander leaves
19.Curry leaves
20.Oil - 1/2 cup
21.Ginger paste - 1 tsp
22.Garlic paste - 1 tsp

How to make Chicken Chettinad

1.Clean the chicken and cut it into small pieces.

2.Dry roast the red chillies,coriander seeds,fennel seeds,poppy seeds,cumin seeds,grated coconut,star anise,cinnamon,cardamom,and cloves in tsp oil and then grind it in to fine paste along with ginger and garlic.

3.Heat the rest of oil in a heavy bottom wok and then fry the onions till it becomes golden in color.Then add the tomatoes to it and saute it again.

4.Then add curry leaves and the grounded paste to it and saute it well.

5.Add red chilli powder ,turmeric powder and salt to it and mix it well.Add chicken pieces to it and mix it well with the masala and cook it for 5 mts.

6.Add 2cups of water and cook it again and when the chicken is almost done add the lemon juice to it and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve it hot with rice or roti ...............