Chicken Chettinad

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Chicken Chettinad
Chicken Chettinad
Alternative names Chettinad Chicken
Place of origin India[1]
Region or state Chettinad[1]
Main ingredients Chicken, yogurt, cream, tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, chili pepper, coconut
Cookbook:Chicken Chettinad  Chicken Chettinad

Chicken Chettinad or Chettinad Chicken is a classic Indian recipe, from Chettinad region.


Roast dry red chillies, coconut, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel seeds in two tablespoons of olive oil and grind to a paste along with ginger and garlic.

Heat remaining olive oil in a degchi (a wide thick-bottomed vessel) and fry onion till golden. Add curry leaves and the ground paste and sauté for some time. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add chicken and mix. Cook for five minutes and then add two cups of water, lemon juice, cover and cook till the chicken is done.

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and accompanied with boiled rice or parantha (type of Indian bread).

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