India is a country of vast landscape with changing culture, traditions and cuisines at every second mile. And the foodie in us doesn't mind that at all! In fact, we can easily say India is a food lover's paradise. From vibrant flavours of the north to comforting and fiery ones of the south, no wonder India is a potpourri of flavours. And if you are a chicken lover, you are in for a delight - no matter where you are.
Southern India has distinct dishes region to region. While it is normally represented by the staple Idli and dosa that are globally popular, but that's not the end of the cuisine. The Chettinad cuisine, for instance, refers to the cuisine of a community called the Nattukotai Chettiars, or Nagarathars - belonging from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. It has a rich and appetising blend of spices using local and fresh ingredients that make it a unique one; and not just that, these ingredients make this cuisine as one of the spiciest cuisines in India.
The classic Chettinad chicken curry is one of the most popular features of the cuisine and is loved for its perfect balance of flavours. The generous use of local and fresh ground spices tossed with chicken makes it a hot favourite from the regional cuisine.
If you love rich Indian chicken curries, you cannot miss trying the Chettinad speciality. And if you think you can only get in a south Indian restaurant, you are mistaken. You can even cook a mouth-watering one right inside your kitchen.
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Chettinad chicken curry recipe:
Chettinad chicken curry is packed with spices and herbs like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel and curry leaves along with onion, tomato puree, red chilli and ginger-garlic paste. The masala is then sautéed and cooked with chicken till it is tender and give an aromatic flavour to our sensed.
The tangy tomatoes, sweetness of onions and cinnamon and the heat from red chillies together makes for an irresistible dish! Serve chettinad chicken curry with some steamed rice for a wholesome meal.
Find the recipe of Chettinad chicken curry here.
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