No wonder India is a potpourri of flavours. With changing landscapes, cultures and language, the food scape changes too. With different cultures and regions, Indian chicken dishes also see a difference in flavours. Chicken is one of the most popular meats in India and the sheer variety of dishes are a proof to that. From robust spices of the north to fiery ones down south, one can get it all in a chicken dish.
While one would love indulging in a heavily loaded butter chicken or kadhai chicken from the north, the south Indian chicken curries are a delight. In fact, south Indian cuisine has some of the most favourable curries and dishes to try. Now, we know that the first thing that comes to your mind with the mention of south Indian food might be idli, dosa or uttapam, but there is much more on the platter than just the stereotype. The Andhra region down south is actually a hub of succulent chicken and mutton dishes like gongura mamsam and aromatic biryanis, while the Chettinad region boasts of fiery dishes that can amp up your menu like nothing else.
The chicken curries from Andhra can be an absolute crowd pleaser with its combination of fiery spices and nutty texture. Here we have a stellar Andhra style chicken curry recipe that you can easily make at home.
(Also Read: Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make South Indian Style Chicken Curry At Home (Recipe Video Inside))
Andhra-style chicken curry has spices and herbs like cinnamon, clove and bay leaf sautéed in oil along with ginger-garlic paste, onion and chicken chunks. It is then cooked with a host of spices including turmeric, green chilli, curry leaves, red chilli powder, cashew nut and poppy seed paste, chicken masala, kasoori methi, garam masala, and dhaniya powder, until the chicken is cooked well. The aroma of this chicken curry is enough to capture everyone's attention! This is best served with a pot full of steamed rice.
This can be an excellent dish to give a southern spin to your regular dinner.
Find the full recipe of Andhra style chicken curry here. Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.