Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chettinad Chicken - Chicken Chettinad Gravy | Chicken Recipes

Chettinad Chicken Gravy
Chettinad chicken is my fav which is my staple order at restaurants. Its spicy, flavourful and yummy. Hubby who is not very fond of nonveg dishes, like this gravy with rice or even roti. Here is the recipe with stepwise included. It was the first few foodie pics, I tried with my new lens :)
Chicken Chettinad Recipe

Chettinad Chicken Gravy Recipe- Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For the marinade:

Chicken - 1 cup cleaned (around 10-12 small pieces)
Curd - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as required

To roast and grind:

Grated Coconut - 1/8 cup
Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Roasted gram (Potukadalai) - 1 tsp
Big Onion - 1 chopped roughly
Tomato - 1 chopped roughly

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Bay leaf - a small piece
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Curry leaves - few
Small Onion - 5 to 7 halved
Tomato - 1 small sized chopped roughly
Garlic - 5

Method:

  1. Heat a pan and add red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, fennel seeds, roasted gram and dry roast till slightly golden brown. Then add onion, tomato and saute till onions turn golden brown and tomatoes raw smell leaves. Finally add in coconut and saute till browned.
    How to make chettinad chicken - Step1
  2. Cool down and grind it to a fine paste(sprinkle little water). Add chicken, salt, turmeric powder, curd in a mixing bowl and marinate for atleast 1 hour(the more time, the better) and Set aside. In a pressure cooker heat oil, add bayleaf, cardamom,cinnamon, cloves and saute for a minute.
    How to make chettinad chicken - Step2
  3. Then add onion, tomato, garlic, curry leaves and saute for 2mins. Then add the chicken and saute it for 10mins atleast. Then add the grinded masala paste and mix well. Saute until raw smell comepltely leaves and the chicken blends well with the masalas.
    How to make chettinad chicken - Step3
  4. Add 1/2 cup water , required salt(add red chilli powder if required at this stage) and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame. Once pressure releases, transfer it to a kadai(in medium flame) and allow it to boil until oil seperates(this may take sometime). Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off as per your required consistency. It gets thick with time so switch off accordingly.
    How to make chettinad chicken - Step4
Serve hot with rice or rotis. I love it with both :) The freshly ground masala is so flavourful which is the best in this gravy. Dont hold back seeing the ingredients list, am sure it will become one of your favourites once tried :)
Chicken Chettinad Recipe

My Notes:

  • Instead of adding the whole spices while tempering, you can add them(bayleaf, cardamom,cinnamon, cloves) with roasting and grinding itself.
  • Amma always prefers pressure cooking for chicken. Instead you can just cook in kadai with water itself, but chicken will take more time to get cooked.
  • Make sure to saute chicken well to get rid of the raw smell.
  • The spice level can be adjusted according to taste, we prefer it a bit less spicy.
Chettinad Chicken Gravy Recipe

54 comments:

  1. hmm... interesting. As a veggie person I may try this with boiled potato :)

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  2. wow I too make this and it tastes so gud...awesome clicks dear....

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  3. Simply yummy and delicious looking chicken

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. This looks delicious.i love chettinad foods

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  5. This looks delicious :) will try it out soon

    www.kitchensojourn.blogspot.com

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  6. Delicious preparation...Looks yumm..and lovely clicks...BTW which lens-Prime?

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  7. looks very authentic and delicious one..

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  8. looks so delicious..will try this for sure...

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  9. chettinad chicken looks mouth watering...excellent preparation...loved it!!
    Spicy Treats
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  10. Happy Valentine's day..these curry look tempting..

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  11. I''m sold at the word, chettinad :-) love this curry S,anytime :-)

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  12. A traditional recipe beautifully presented.Nice work :)

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  13. Hmmm I always love this type of chicken, Btw, can we make vegetarian version of this ?

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    1. Yes you can make the same recipe with potatoes or cauliflower

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  14. deliciously done favourite looks wonderful

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  15. i love chettinadu chicken...whenever i go to anjappar i order for this gravy! looks yummy...perfect with rice!

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  16. Hmmm.. could feel the aroma rightaway.. nice clicks :)

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  17. This looks delicious! And congrats on the new lens!

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  18. Wonderful curry !! Looks so delicious !! Our favorite !!

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  19. Yummy chicken gravy and most wanted for nonvegterians..Luvly click with new lens.

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  20. yummy!!!... naan unga veetuku varumpodhu(adhu epponu ketkaadhe!!!) senju thaa...;)

    Dev

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  21. so tempting and mouthwatering..

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  22. Hi Sharmi, I also love this dish, but never made it at home. Will try your recipe and let you know how it went :-) Your photos look awesome!

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  23. absolutely mouthwatering...im craving some right away

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  24. wat tempting and mouthwatering dish.......looks just hot......

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  25. I like this different masala used in this chettinadu chicken.

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  26. I can smell the aroma right from here! Looks very delicious.

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  27. I tried and it came out good........my husband loved it.....thanks a lot for sharing this......similar to anjappar chettinadu kuzhambu taste.....great

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  28. WOW....
    I tried it, for the first time itself the dish came out very well... My in-laws, parents and hubby everyone liked it.
    Its all because of u,ur exact measurements are the key to success :)

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  29. Hi, did you use boneless chicken for this dish? thanks for sharing.

    - Lena

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  30. @Anon : I used chicken with bones that is fine too....

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  31. its delicious.. I tried it twice :) .. thx for sharing ...

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  32. Hi..
    Sharmi...

    Thanks for all your recipes which is helping me a lot to prepare Indian dishes since i am in USA.I dont go to kitchen before marriage, now your site helps me make awesome dishes.

    thank you
    sharmi....

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  33. Thanks so much, it came very well :) delicious

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  34. Tried ur recipe.......result was yummy Chettinad style chicken......thanks!!!

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  35. I tried, it had come out well.. tks very much for the lovely process.

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  36. i tried it,result was too good,thank you sharmi

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  37. Hi,

    I have just came across your website - cant wait to try some of the recipes. Particularly looking forward to the juices!

    Could anyone please tell me what "Curd" is please?

    Thanks

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  38. Hi.. Tried it.. It came out so well.. Thank you so much..

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  39. Hi today I tried the recipe and it just turned out to be eclactic....my in laws cudnt stop licking their fingers n my wife simply loved it n I got a big hug n a kissi ........thanks for the recipe.....Sudhir haridas (mumbai)

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  40. Following ur dishes at home for past 3years but never commented.inspiring everyone as a cook and a gr8mother.....following

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  41. should we dry roast all things chillies,cumin,pepper,onion,tomato,coconut

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  42. i tried it twice.. Simply mindblowing..

    Thank u

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  43. I cooked for the very first time n it came out really well, thank you so much

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  44. Was searching for a spicy chicken recipe and this just fit th bill..Tried this yummy recipe..its just gggrreeaatttttt!!!! Looking forward for more such recipe's.....

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  45. Its very tasty I never tasted like this item

    Anguraj
    Tirunelveli

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  46. ITS VERY TASTY & I NEVER TASTED LIKE THIS DISH.
    THANK U
    ANGURAJ
    TIRUNELVELI

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  47. I tried it and it really really came out very well... everyone relished it... Felt very happy... Thank u so much....

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  48. I tried it and it really really came out very well.. Felt very happy.. Thanks for the receipe...

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