Chicken Recipes

Chicken Chettinad

Chicken Chettinad  an authentic dish of south India and specialty of Tamil Nadu. Spicy, oily with nice aroma. Today I made this dish using microwave and  really I felt the difference. Very easy to make, less time consumption required  and  very tasty. This is one of my  favorite restaurant recipes. This curry is made with the paste of spices and grated coconut and added it to the chicken. Excellent combination of Spices like Green Cardamom, pepper and cloves which can be called as Heartbeat of Indian food makes this dish spicy and delicious.

Compared to gas top, less oil is required.  Gas top method is also mentioned below. I loved making this dish. I am sure you will try this recipe and will let me know how it turned out.

 Let’s get into the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 500gm (cut into small pieces)
  • Onion – 2nos (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – ½ cup
  • Lemon juice – 1tbsp (optional)
  • Oil – 4tbsp

Paste: (grind together)

  • Grated coconut – 1/2cup
  • Dhania/ Coriander seeds/ Malli – 1tbsp
  • Fennel seeds/ Saunf – 1tbsp
  • Ginger – 1inch
  • Garlic pods – 6nos
  • Peppercorns – 1tbsp
  • Tomatoes -2 nos
  • Dry red chilies – 4nos
  • Green Cardamoms/ Illaichi – 3nos
  • Cloves/ Laung – 2nos
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp

Garnish:

  • Onion – 1no (sliced thinly)
  • Curry leaves – 5nos
  • Pepper powder – 1tsp (optional)

Microwave Method:

  • Grind together all the ingredients mentioned under paste in a mixer to a very smooth paste with ½ cup water.
  • Put 3tbsp oil in a microproof dish, add onion & curry leaves. Microwave for 5mins.
  • Then add the chicken pieces & microwave covered for 5mins
  • Add the prepared paste & mix nicely & microwave covered for 9minutes
  • Add 1 ½ cup of water. Microwave covered for 6minutes. Keep aside.
  • Put 1tbsp oil in a microproof dish, add the sliced onion & curry leaves. Microwave for 5mins.
  • Garnish it on top of Chicken chettinad curry. Check salt & add if required.
  • Garnish with pepper powder & lime juice during serving (optional)
  • Chicken chettinad is ready serve hot.

 

Normal Gas top method:

  • Grind together all the ingredients mentioned under paste in a mixer to a very smooth paste with ½ cup water.
  • Put 3tbsp oil in a kadai, add onion & curry leaves & sauté till onion turns transparent.
  • Add the chicken pieces, prepared paste. Nicely mix & add 1cup water.
  • Close it with a lid & cook covered for another 20mins in medium flame or else until the chicken is completely cooked.
  • In another kadai, add 1tbsp oil, add the sliced onion & curry leaves & sauté till onion turns transparent golden brown in color.
  • Garnish it on top of Chicken chettinad curry. Check salt & add if required.
  • Garnish with pepper powder & lime juice during serving (optional)
  • Chicken chettinad is ready serve hot.

Goes well with rice, chapathi & naan.

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