Chicken Chettinad


Hi,Its been really a long time since i have blogged..After my trip to India things have changed drastically and just couldn't find time to blog..Hoping that from now on i can get back to my normal blogging..To began after the break the first one to be blogged is the tangy Non-Veg recipe from chettinad.The recipe goes this way..


Chicken - 1 lbs
Curry Leaves - about 8
Onions(medium Sized) - 2 (Finely chopped)
Large Tomatoes -2 (Finely chopped)
Oil - 2Tbsp
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - finely chopped for garnishing

For the Paste

Shallots (small onions)- 10
Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 2tsp
Whole red chillies - 8( I have used the mild one that gives color to the
Grated coconut - 6 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds, Cumin and Fennel seeds - 1 Tsp
Cinnamon - 1" (broken)
Clove - 1
Ginger and Garlic - 2 Tsp(finely chopped)


1) Roast all the Ingredients for the paste in a little oil except ginger and garlic. Allow them to cool and make a paste along with ginger and garlic.

2) Heat oil in a kadai and fry the chopped onions till golden brown.

3) Add Curry Leaves and the Ground paste and fry till the paste turns slightly brown.

4) Add Chopped Tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves the sides

5) Now add the chicken pieces and fry for sometime.

6) Add Salt and Water and Mix well.

7) Cover and cook till the chicken is tender

8) Garnish it with Coriander Leaves

This dish goes very well with rice or chapatti

Comments (26)

Hi Sudha,
Nice to see you back in action.

Sudha,good to see you back and what a come back. Chettinad Chicken looks fabulous.Thanks for sharing:))

You are back..ye ye ye..I am so happy. Keep posting Sudha, we missed you.

Looks yummy. My recipe is kind of similar. I add LOTS of peppercorns as I love the taste. Will be back :).

welcome back. which part of tamilnadu r u from ? Unga veetu traditional recipes siladhu post pannunga. will be very helpful to index. Also check out if the recipe has not been indexed....

Thanks for the nice words

Hi Sudha,
Its really nice to see u again. chettinad chicken is mouth watering.... Thanks for ur comments on tamil food blog.
Really missed u and so keep posting.

I am so glad to see you back Sudha, hope you enjoyed a fun time at home. CC sounds delicious !

Sudha thank God you are back to blogging dear!Missed you so much!How was your trip?Chicken Chettinad looks so good,lovely presentation too!

Hi Sudha! I certainly understand how a trip home can be catalyst for change -- it really changes the whole mentality, priorities, I know. Maybe we'll see some pics of your trip? :)

All that said, I am so happy to see you back here -- I really missed you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your spicy chicken Chettinad recipe sounds just delicious :)

i like this preperation of chicken ..the curry looks soo good sudha..thanks for the recipe.

Hi Sudha..good to see you back .the chicken looks delicious and it is one that I am going to try.Happy you are here again.

I love chettinad recipe.. especially being a vegeterian i made it with mushroom and with so much flavour it really tastes good

hmmmm.... chetinad chicken i was searching for the recipe for a long time.Thanx for posting.

Thanks for checking on me Sudha. Kids are doing fine. Had a knee surgery. Doing fine. Should start logging again in a few weeks. Good to see you blogging again.

Hi Sudha,
chettinaad chicken sounds great. I will try this for sure. this looks more spicy..My family likes non-veg to be more spicy . thanks for sharing such a yummy dish

welcome Sudha.

We all missed you.

Chettinad Chicken superah iruku.

great recipe and lovely presentation!!!

I love chettinad chicken. Hope to make this recipe soon. Picture speaks a 1000 words and I need to try it. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

i tried this recipe.. came out fantastic... it's finger licking good... thanks for the easy to follow steps

hi this is malathi from manikal, i tried this recepy very nice, keep posting new item, all the best

I was looking for chicken chettinad recipe.. Thanks for posting the recipe. Will let you know how it turned out.

Lovely and cool its chicken .thats good look and testy food . i loved chicken . fantastic this post and amazing your idea so thanks
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