Friday, October 14, 2011

Chicken Curry-Chettinad style

I was just looking through some blogs for some variation in my usual chicken curry and i realized that the one which i usually make(mom's style) is the Chettinad style one!Just that when we make it at home, there's no fancy names addressing it, its just Chicken curry!But in any case, its the taste that matters and not the name :D

You need
Chicken pieces 500 gms (washed and cleaned)
Oil 2 tablespoons
Onions 2 medium sized ones sliced finely
Tomatoes 2 medium diced
Potato 1 diced (optional)
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Green chillies 2
Cilantro chopped for garnish

Dry roast 
  Pepper corns 1/4 tsp (u can add less or more as per your spice levels)
  Fennel seeds/saunf/perum jeerakam 1 tsp
  Whole garam masala - cardamom,cloves- 4/5 of each, cinnamon- 3 small pieces
  Coconut scrapped 1 tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 1 tsp.
  Coriander powder 1 n half tsp (for a nice thick gravy or less)
  Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
and grind to a smooth paste adding required water.Keep it aside.

  • Heat oil in a vessel, add the garam masalas whole ones, let it pop.Then add the green chillies and onions and let it go translucent.Add the curry leaves too.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry it.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and let it fry until the meat goes white.
  • Add the tomatoes and potatoes let this all cook until the tomatoes mash and the potatoes cook by which time the chicken would be tender too.
  • Add the ground masala paste few minutes after adding the potatoes.
  • Add salt and check if the meat is tender and potatoes are done.

  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and curry leaves.

  • Serve with bread, chapatis, steamed rice or pulav.


  1. I luv chettinad food...This looks delicious...

  2. Delicious chicken..yummmmmmy!!
    Happy to meet you,Do drop by my space too
    Erivum Puliyum

  3. this looks yummy..Chettinad recipes have a unique flavor..


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