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Chicken Chettinad

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Chicken Chettinad
  • Recipe Servings: 8
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  • A melange of spices makes this fiery chicken dish a Southern favorite.


  • 1 kg chicken
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp aniseed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • A stick of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 onions - finely chopped
  • 1 tomato - finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grind the red chillies, ginger, garlic, aniseed, cumin seeds and black peppercorns together with some water forming a paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions till they turn golden brown. Add cloves, cinnamon stick, ground masala paste, turmeric, salt, tomato and some water. Stir well.
  3. Add the chicken coating it well with the masala. Finally, add some water and let it simmer till the gravy thickens and the chicken is tender.
  4. Serve hot.