Sunday, April 28, 2013


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.


Chicken-1 kg(washed and cut to small pieces)
Chopped onion-1 large
Chopped tomato-1 large
Minced ginger-1 tbsp
Minced garlic-1 tbsp
Curry leaves-10-12
Green chili-5(slit at the base)
Red chili powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves-2 tbsp
Lemon juice-1 tbsp
Water-2 cups
Salt to taste
Oil-3 tbsp


Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Khus Khus(poppy seeds)-1 tbsp
Dry red chili-6
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Cinnamon-2 stick


1-Heat a pan,add all masala ingredients except coconut.Fry for sometime and then add coconut.
2-Fry till a nice aroma comes out and the coconut turns slightly brownish.
3-Allow to cool and make a fine paste using some water,keep aside.

4-In a pan heat oil,add chopped onions,Saute till it turns light brown.

 5-Add minced ginger,minced garlic and curry leaves,saute for a min.

6-Add masala paste,turmeric powder,chili powder and salt and saute for a minute.

7-Add chicken,mix well and cook for 10 mins,then add chopped tomato and green chili and cook for another 5 mins.

 8-Then add water and cook coverd till chicken is tender.

9-Adjust salt and sprinkle lemon juice and mix well.

10-Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

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