Chettinad Chicken Curry
Recipe Source :Sanjeevkapoor.com
Spicy Chettinad style chicken curry.
Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 to 30 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5
- Chicken,cut into medium size pieces- 1 kg
- Ginger,chopped-2″ piece
- Garlic – 10 to 12 small cloves
- Onion,chopped- 1 large
- Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
- Tomato ,chopped- 2 to 3 medium
- Red chili powder- 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
- Lemon juice- 1.5 to 2 tsp
- Coriander leaves,chopped- 2 tbsp
- Black pepper powder- to taste( optional,see notes)
- Salt- to taste
- Oil- as required
- Water- as required
To roast and grind:
- Grated coconut- 1.5 cups
- Dry red chilies-6 to 8 nos
- Poppy seeds / Khus khus- 2 tsp
- Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Cardamom – 3 nos
- Cloves-2 nos
- Cinnamon- 1″ piece
- Star anise- 1/2 of a small
- Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
- As we wanted it to be spicy,I used about 8 Kashmiri red chilies, 2 tsp kashmiri chili powder and 1/2 tsp black pepper powder.Adjust the quantity according to your spice level.
nandoos kitchenMarch 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm
lovely colour and absolutely yummy chicken curry.
Priya SureshMarch 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm
Even a vegetarian will drool here, very tempting spicy chicken curry..
RemyaMarch 14, 2014 at 3:40 am
happy to follow you!
UnknownMarch 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm
gorgeous chicken curry! glad I found your site.
DidiejolieMay 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm
I tried this recipe tonight and it was really good instead i didn't suceed having a smooth paste in the first part. But the taste (with less garlic and no dry reds chillies) wa really good.
UnknownNovember 19, 2014 at 8:54 am
It looks fabulous! I bet it tastes delicious!
UnknownApril 15, 2015 at 8:25 am
i tried this recipe,it was easy to prepare and so tasty thank u
UnknownApril 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm
How do you grind coconut into a smooth paste? I also did not succeed..
KurryleavesDecember 14, 2015 at 5:05 am
its ok,just make a fine powder of it,if you are not able to make it into a smooth paste.Usually when you grind roasted coconut the oil seeps out and thus the mixture tuns to a smooth paste.
Zara ImthiyazDecember 13, 2015 at 9:03 am
I just tried this recipe today. Though I ran out of a few spices required by this recipe, it didn't come short in taste. I am a fan of yours now!
KurryleavesDecember 14, 2015 at 4:59 am
Thank you so much Zara.
Dr.PrajnaOctober 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm
Shall try tonite
UnknownJune 27, 2017 at 3:46 am
Made this curry. It was one of the yummiest chicken curries I've had. Thanks!
smokinacesJanuary 19, 2020 at 7:55 am
I have tried several recipes for Chicken and most turned out good but this one, I must say was the best of them all and the taste bettered even those I got from highly rated hotels around my location. Only issue was that while grinding coconut masala I could not get it as a paste. Once I tried adding a little water but it spoiled the taste. Now I dont add water to get that tingling flavor. I love this, even my puppy too. She gorges on the chicken like heaven. Only one word to describe this Recipe. WOW!!