Recipe for Chicken Chettinad

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken curry cut
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh coconut grated
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 5-6 whole dry red chilies
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Directions

Heat 1tsp oil and saute the poppy seeds, coconut, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and star anise lightly for a few seconds or till you get a nice aroma.

Cool and then grind to a paste by adding little water. keep aside.

Heat the remaining oil and fry the onions and curry leaves till light brown.

Add the ginger-garlic paste and the ground paste.

Saute well till the oil separates from the sides of the pan.

Add the tomatoes, red chili powder and turmeric powder and continue to saute till everything is well blended.

Add the chicken and salt and fry till well coated with all the spices. Add 1 cup water.

Cover and cook on a low flame till the gravy is reduced and the chicken turns soft.

Serve, garnished with coriander leaves.

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