Chicken Chettinad

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Chicken Chettinad is a mouth-watering chicken recipe from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. The recipe extremely spicy, known for its fiery red color.

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Ingredients

  • 1kg - chicken, skinned, cut into medium size pieces
  • 1/4 kg - onion, finely sliced
  • 2 big tomatoes, cubed
  • 5 tbsp - oil
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 tsp - each cumin, fennel
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp - coriander leaves chopped
  • To grind: 6 shallots (small onions)
  • 4-inch ginger
  • 6-8 pods garlic
  • 1 tsp each - cumin seed, fennel
  • 1 tsp - black peppercorns
  • 10 dried red chillies
  • 1 cup - coconut, chopped

How to Make Chicken Chettinad

  • Marinate the chicken pieces in the ground paste for about 20 minutes.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat 5 tbsp of oil.
  • Add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamoms, cumin, and fennel, and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the sliced onions and fry till they become pink.
  • Add tomatoes and fry till the oil separates.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and turmeric powder and mix it thoroughly.
  • After 10 minutes, add enough salt, and cover and cook it till done.
  • If needed add 1/2 cup of water while cooking.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

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