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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chicken Chettinadu - A variation.

The other day I was searching for a recipe for chicken chettinadu and came across this one. I found many recipes with wide variations in the ingredients...
I added some spice mix to the actual recipe and it came out really well.
Although M and me agreed that it didn't taste like the chicken chettinadu (I think because of lack of tomatoes...)we get from one of the restaurants here...the dish sure was lip-smacking.


Recipe:


Inspired from Sanjeev Kapoor's Chicken chettinadu video.
  1. Chicken breasts    -  2 cut into cubes
  2. Turmeric powder  -  1/2 tsp
  3. Red Chili Powder  -  1 tsp
  4. Salt                   -  As required.
  5. Coriander seeds   -  1 tbsp
  6. Cumin seeds       -  1tsp 
  7. Dry red chilis       -  4 - 6
  8. Scraped coconut  -  3/4 cup
  9. Cinnamon Stick   -   1 inch
  10. Cloves               -  2 nos
  11. Cardamom         -  4 nos
  12. Star anise          -  1 no
  13. Bay Leaf            -  1 large.
  14. Curry leaves       -  a few
  15. Cumin seeds       - 1/2 tsp
  16. onions               -  1 large chopped.
  17. Garlic                -  4-6 chopped.
  18. Ginger               -  1 inch.
  19. Pepper              -  1 tsp freshly crushed
  20. Lemon juice       -  1 tbsp
  21. Oil                    -  2 tbsp


  1. Marinate the chicken with 2,3,4 for 1 hr.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add 5,6,7 and roast for a while. 
  3. When the strong smell comes out add 8.
  4. Saute till the coconut turns golden brown.
  5. Remove from the heat and let it cool. Grind it into a fine paste when it is cooled.
  6. In a spice grinder, grind 9,10,11,12.
  7. Heat oil in a pan. Add the spice mix, 13, 14, 15.
  8. When the cumin seeds are spluttered, add onions and saute till it turns golden brown.
  9. Add 17,18 and saute for a second. Add the coconut grind mix and continue to saute.
  10. Add the marinated chicken, salt, 19, 20. Close the lid and cook for 20-25min Till the chicken is ready. Check for salt.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy..:)

6 comments:

  1. i love sanjeev kapoor's recipes too and this chicken dish looks spicy & delicious...you got a lovely blog ann, will visit often...

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  2. nice click..looks so perfect and yummy ANN!!!

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  3. Yummy chettinadu chicken... wonderful clicks!

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  4. Love chicken chettinadu..This looks absolutely yummy..

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  5. I love chicken dishes, this recipe seems very nice. cargames1

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