Chettinad Chicken Curry

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Chettinad Chicken Curry /gravy is an authentic South Indian dish from Tamilnadu, and it is specially made with Chettinad spices and coconut. And it can be served as a side dish for lunch and dinner

Chettinad Chicken Curry

YIELD

4 people

TYPE

Side Dish

TIME

50 minutes

LEVEL

Medium 

STEP

1

In a pan with medium heat, add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, javitri, kalpaasi, dry red chilies, coriander, fennel, and cumin seeds. Sauté until it turns aromatic without burning them

STEP

2

Now switch the heat to low and add the shredded coconut and saute until it turns fragrant

STEP

3

Transfer the mixture to the blender and grind it to a smooth powder. And reserve it for later use

STEP

4

In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add fennel, cumin seeds, peppercorn, curry leaves and sauté until it turns aromatic

STEP

5

Now add onions and sauté until it turns soft

STEP

6

Add the ginger-garlic paste, chili, turmeric, and the prepared Chettinad masala powder and give it a nice mix

STEP

7

Now add the tomatoes and sauté until it turns mushy

STEP

8

Add the chicken, salt and combine everything well

STEP

9

Close the pan with the lid and cook the chicken for 7 to 10 minutes

STEP

10

Open the lid and give a quick mix and add water

STEP

11

Now again close the pan with the lid and cook the chicken for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked to tender

STEP

12

Open the lid and garnish with curry leaves and simmer the chicken curry until it leaves oil from its sides and now the Chettinad Chicken Curry is ready for you to taste and enjoy

STEP

13

Serve this delicious Chettinad Chicken gravy/curry with biryani, white rice, parotta, chapati, idli, dosa, and similar dishes