Friday, April 19, 2013

Chettinad chicken dry–Restaurant style

Chettinad chicken

Chicken ½ kg, cut to medium size pieces
Whole pepper corns 5-6 nos
Red onion 1 medium, cubed
Green chilly 1 no, slit
Ginger garlic paste 1 TBSP
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp, I used a mixture of Kashmiri and extra hot chilly powder
Coriander powder ¼ tsp
Garam masala ¼ tsp
Dry red chilly 2 nos
Salt as needed
Oil 2 TBSP

For the chettinad masala paste

Grated coconut ½ cup
Garam masala 1 tsp
Tomato paste 1 TBSP

In a pan, roast the coconut till dry and add the garam masala. Saute for about 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth paste with tomato paste adding little water as needed. Set aside.


In a deep bottomed pan, add 2 TBSP oil along with the peppercorns. Once oil is hot enough add the cubed onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the slit green chilly, dry red chilly and salt. Mix well and sauté for a few more minutes. Now add ginger garlic paste and cook till an aroma develops. Add the turmeric powder, mix well to combine and cook for 5 minutes at low flame. Add the chicken pieces and mix to coat with the masala. Cook covered for 5-10 minutes at medium flame. Open lid and add the red chilly powder, sauté for another 2 minutes and cook covered for 5 minutes. Next add the ground chettinad paste and mix well to combine. Add little water, about 3-4 TBSP and cook again covered for 5-10 minutes. Open lid and add coriander powder and garam masala. Cook uncovered until masala thickens. Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves.

Add peppercorns to hot oil

Saute onions, green chilly

Add salt, dry red chilly,ginger garlic paste and cook






Add turmeric powder, mix well

Add the chicken and coat with the onion masala

Add red chilly powder






Addition of chettinad paste

Mix well and cook until chicken pieces are tender

Add garam masala and remove from fire








Chicken chettinadu



  1. Such a droolworthy dish, cant ask more..

  2. Loved ur space..Really...perfect click of chicken...
    Do peek into my space too..


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