Friday, 21 March 2014

Chettinadu chicken curry

                           Chettinadu chicken curry

Chettinadu chicken curry

Chettinadu chicken curry

         I got this recipe from solai's true chettinadu kitchen .I have no words to explain its taste!!!!!!!Now my hubby is a real fan of chettinadu dishes..I prefer gravy type but you can adjust water level according to your taste


Chicken:1/2 kg

For marination:

  • Chilly powder:1 tspn
  • Turmeric powder:1/4 tspn
  • Curd:1tblspn
  • Ginger garlic paste:1 tspn
  • Chicken masala:1 tspn

To temper:

  • Fennel:1/4 tspn
  • Clove:3
  • Cinnamon:1 stick
  • Cardamom:2
  • Mint leaves:few
  • Curry leaves:few
  • Oil

To saute:

  • Onion(finely chopped):1
  • Tomato:(chopped):1
  • Garlic:5 small cloves

To grind:

  • Ginger:1/2"piece
  • Shallots/kunjulli:5 to 8
  • Garlic:5 cloves
  • Green chilly:1
  • Chilly powder:1 tblspn
  • Coriander powder:1 tblspn

For coconut paste:

  • Grated coconut:2 tablspn
  • Cashew nuts:5 to 8
  • Fennel/perumjeerakam:1/4 tspn


  • Wash the chicken pieces and marinate with the ingredients listed under"to marinate".Keep it aside for minimum half an hour.
  • Grind the ingredients listed under"to grind".Keep it aside.
  • Grind the ingredients under "for coconut paste" .Keep it aside.
  • Heat the pan with oil and add the ingredients listed under"to temper".
  • Add chopped onion and saute it well.
  • When the onion turns transparent add garlic cloves and saute it again for few minutes.
  • Now add tomato and saute it again till it get mashed with onion.
  • Add curry leaves and mint leaves.
  • Add ground paste(under the heading"to grind").
  • Saute it well and now add chicken pieces to the masala.
  • Mix it well and saute for 3,4 minutes.
  • Add salt and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cook the chicken pieces by closing the pan with its lid in low flame for few minutes.
  • Now add ground coconut paste and mix it well.If you need gravy add enough water.
  • Keep the stove in low flame it until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Yummy chettinadu chicken curry is ready to serve.


  1. Seems you started making more Chetinad dishes.. :) love this curry dear.. :)

  2. Super yummy chicken curry...I love all Chetinad preparations....

  3. Like this chettinad chicken curry. Yummy spicy curry.

  4. Very tempting and mouth watering chicken curry :) Love it dear !!

  5. Delicious curry Remya. I too love chettinadu dishes.

  6. Delicious tempting chicken curry..

  7. love this delicious and tempting chicken curry...

  8. The chicken curry sounds and looks flavorful, thanks for sharing the recipe dear, bookmarked :)

  9. soo delicious and flavorful chicken curry :)


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