Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chettinad Chicken Curry

  • Chicken - 1kg
  • Shallots - 1 cup or more
  • Tomato -1
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a spring
  • Coriander Leaves 
  • Oil
To Dry Roast and Grind:-
  • Cinnamon - 1inch stick
  • Cardamom -2
  • Dry redchillies -8
  • Coriander Seeds - 1.5  tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Make a Paste with:-
  • Green chillies -2
  • Garlic pods- 8
  • Ginger -1 inch
  • Poppy seeds - 1tsp (pre soak for 10 mins)

  1. Cut and clen chicken
  2. Dry roast the ingrediants given till the spices give out a nice aroma and grind it to a fine powder..keep it aside
  3. Make a paste with g.chillies ,gin garlic ,poppy seeds .make a fine paste of it too and keep aside
  4. In a pan add oil and let it become hot .now add the shallots and curry leaves and saute till transparant.
  5. Add the paste made in step 3 and saute till u get a nice aroma. 
  6. Add chicken and saute for atleast few mins uncovered.the chicken will turn white
  7. Add salt ,turmeric powder,ground masala powder ,tomatoes and saute again uncovered for few mins.
  8. Pressure cook it till the chicken is done .which will be one or two whistles.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves...
      This gravy will have a very nice aroma from the roasted spices and have a very distinct taste from the regular chicken gravies.but it's important to use shallots to enhance flavor ,but if don't have it u can always substitute with onions..


Reshmi Mahesh said...

This is a delicious and flavorful recipe...

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful chicken curry delicious

Akila said...

makes me drrrooollll here...

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JishasKitchen said...

chicken curry looks so delicious and creamy.....the clicks made me drool...:)

Nitha said...

Yummy and delicious chicken curry...


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