Friday, February 6, 2009

Chettinad Chicken

This is the delicacy of tamilnadu. This is my sure winner whenever i invite guests.

1kg chicken
2 onions finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric
5 curry leaves
2 green chillies finely chopped
3 tsp red chillie pwd
3 tsp salt
1 tomato
1 cup coconut milk
3 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp poppy seeds (soak in warm water for 15 min)
coriander leaves to garnish
1 tbsp oil

Dry roast:
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cardamom
5 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp pepper corn

Wash the chicken with warm water and 1tsp turmeric.keep it aside.

Dry roast cumin seeds,cardomom ,cloves, cinnamon,fennel seeds,coriander seeds and pepper corn . Blend it to a smooth powder. Keep it aside.

Take oil in a wide vessel and heat it on medium flame. Add onions and fry it till it becomes golden brown. Add curry leaves ,turmeric,green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry it for 5min.

Add chicken and stir fry it on medium flame for 5 min and reduce it to low flame.close the lid and leave it for 10 min.Add tomat oand fry it for another 5 min on medium flame.Meanwhile drain water from poppy seeds and grind it to a paste.

Now add poppyseeds paste,chillie pwd, salt and coconut milk , boil for 5 min on medium flame. Add dry roast powder while its boiling. Now transfer the whole content in to a pressure cooker and cook it for 1 whistle.Turn off the gas.

Garnish it with coriander leaves.


  1. This includes all sipeces I love. I must try it. Seems so appetizing..

  2. Hi have a nice blog!!!
    Spicy chicken chettinad..looks gud!!!