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Chettinad Chicken

Chettinad Chicken

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 60

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 90

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Chicken 1 kgs

  • Kashmiri Chili powder 1 tbsp

  • Tomatoes,(small,finlely chopped) 2 nos

  • Curry Leaves 1 sprig

  • Coconut Milk 1 cups

  • Salt to taste 1 tsp

  • Pearl Onions/Shallots 1 cups

  • Oil 1 tbsp

  • For Grinding :Fennel Seed 3/4 tbsp

  • Coriander Seed 1 1/2 tbsp

  • Cumin Seed 3/4 tbsp

  • Dried Red Chilies 7-8 nos

  • Cardamom 3 nos

  • Pepper Corns 1 tsp

  • Cloves 2 nos

  • Cinnamon Stick 1 inch

  • Curry Leaves 1 sprig

  • Oil 1/2 tsp

  • Green Chilies 3-4 nos

  • Garlic Cloves 5-8 nos

  • Ginger Piece 2 inch

  • poppy seeds 1 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Soak poppy seeds in warm water for 10 minutes.

  • 02

    Wash and cut chicken into medium pieces.

  • 03

    Make paste from ginger,garlic,green chilies and poppy seeds and keep this aside.

  • 04

    Heat a frying pan to medium-high, add 1 tsp oil. When hot, add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves dried red chillies,curry leaves,.

  • 05

    stir well this constantly until lightly roasted. Cool and grind to a powder.

  • 06

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the bay leave.shallots/small onions and curry leaves and saute till transparent.

  • 07

    Add the kashmiri chilli powder and turmeric powder and just stir for few seconds.

  • 08

    Add the grounded ginger,garlic,green chillie and poppy paste. Continue to stir and fry for about 4 minutes, drizzling little water to prevent sticking.

  • 09

    Add chicken and cook on high heat,stir until they are well coated with the masala for about 4-5 minutes.

  • 10

    Reduce to medium heat, add salt,tomatoes and combine well. Cook the chicken for 4-5 mts, uncovered, Now add the coconut milk and 1/2cup of water(if needed) allow to boil.

  • 11

    Turn the heat to medium low, cover and simmer until the chicken is almost cooked, about 20-25 minutes. Open lid and combine well.

  • 12

    Finally add the ground masala powder and cook for 3 mts. Turn off heat.

  • 13

    Garnish with curry leaves.Yummy chettinad chicken curry is ready.

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