Monday, November 5, 2012

Chettinadu Chicken Curry




S who is a good cook always claims that he cooks better than me,which I never agree.We always argue over this every now and then but at times when I am lazy and not in a mood to cook I take advantage of that and  make him to do  all the cooking by telling him that  he cooks better than me :) Poor S ,he always fall for that :)


 
 Last weekend he cooked a Malabar chicken curry and I gotto to agree it was delicious and one of the best chicken curry I had..he was pulling my legs ever since and challenged me to make a chicken curry better than that . I  wanted to somehow prove that I was  better, so I started looking for recipes and  finally found this chettinadu chicken curry in My Kitchen Experiments and it looked delicious.I went ahead and decided to cook this one for my  challenge..The curry was delicous and he too agreed that, but he still claims that his was the best.I guess I will have to wait for my boy to grow up and settle this fight between us :) 
 
Ingredients
 
Chicken - 750 gms
Shallots - 1 cup(sliced)
Tomato - 2 ( small)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 2  string
Salt
Oil
 
For masala powder
 
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Corainder seeds  - 1 1 /2 tbs
Cardamom seeds - 2 no
Cinnamon stick - 1 "
Whole red chillly - 6 nos
Curry leaves - 1 string
Oil - 1/2 tsp
 
For Paste
 Poppy seeds - 1 tbs (saoked in little warm water for 10 mins)
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 5  cloves
Green chillies - 2 nos
 
Method
1.In 1/2 tsp oil roast the masala powder ingredients for 2-3 minutes.Once its cool grind it to powder.
2.Make a paste of the ingredients under "for paste "
3.In a saucepan add some oil and add sliced shallots and saute till its light brown.
4.Add the grinded  paste and saute till raw smell goes.
5.Add the Chicken and cook it on a medium flame uncovered for 3-4 minutes.
6.Add salt,turmeric powder,salt and half of the coconut milk,curry leaves  and cook for  20-25 minutes.
7.Add the ground masala powders and rest of the coconut milk and cook for 2-3 minutes.
 
Serve with Rice,chapathy or Malabar paratha !
 

17 comments:

Gauri said...

Perfect meal, i love the spicy Chettinad cuisine!

Gauri said...

Perfect meal, i love the spicy Chettinad cuisine!

PT said...

nice post :) i always like spicy chettinad preparation..

Sravs said...

Wonderful chicken curry !!! Tempting color and looks delicious !!!!

Teena Mary said...

wow..delicious curry indeed!!! Looks very spicy & flavourful!

Suja Manoj said...

Can imagine the flavor and taste,yummy chicken curry

Julie said...

Drooling here,yummy:)
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Priya said...

Flavourful chicken curry, love chettinad cuisine anytime.

An Open Book said...

for some reason i just cannot make a nice chicken curry :( and so always on the look out for one. This shall def be my next try :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Es una delicia me gustaría probar,abrazos y abrazos

Rosita Vargas said...

Hola no puedo entrar a seguidores me encantó tu blog,abrazos hugs,hugs..

divya said...

This looks simply mouthwatering ...delicious!

Swathi Iyer said...

Chettinadu chicken curry adipoli Vineetha.

Faseela Noushad said...

so tempting curry...

Shema George said...

Chettinadu chicken is one of my fav chicken recipes..I love the spice combo...yours looks really yum !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adipoli chettinad chicken curry...Looks lipsmacking yummy...

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