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Chicken Chettinad


Chicken Chettinad

Chicken Chettinad



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This is one of the best chicken recipes you may have tried yet. Bring some magic to your plate with chicken cooked in some peppery authentic Chettinad paste laced with coconut and onions.


  • 500 gm chicken

    75 ml oil

    150 gm onions

    100 gm tomatoes

    2 gm cinnamon sticks

    2 gm cloves

    2 gm cardamoms

    5 gm cumin

    2 gm curry leaves

    10 gm turmeric powder


    25 gm coriander leaves


    100 gm onions

    50 gm ginger

    50 gm garlic

    50 gm fennel seeds

    20 gm cumin seeds

    25 gm peppercorns

    10 gm red chillies

    100 gm coconut


Grind the ingredients for the paste.

Clean and cut the chicken into 16 pieces. Marinate the chicken with the paste.

Chop the tomatoes, coriander leaves and the onions.

Heat oil and add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin, Saute.

Add the chopped onions and the curry leaves. Saute until the onions are golden.

Add the tomatoes and saute for 5 minutes.

Add the marinated chicken and turmeric powder. Saute for 10 minutes, sprinkling water at intervals.

Add enough salt, cover with a lid and cook until done. Add more chilli or pepper if required.

Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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Key Ingredients: chicken, vegetable oil, onion, tomato, cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom, curry leaves, turmeric, salt, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, fennel, cumin seeds, black pepper, red chilli, coconut