Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CHICKEN CHETTINAD




A spicy chicken curry from the Chettinad Region of Tamilnadu. The delicious curry goes well with plain rice or appams and dosas.

Ingredients:
Chicken ......... 1/2 Kg
Onions ........... 2 (sliced)
Tomatoes .......2 (chopped)
Tamarind juice ... 1-2 tbsps.
Ginger-garlic paste ...1tbsp.
Turmeric powder...... 1tsp.

Roast and dry grind:
Cumin seeds .... 1tsp.
Sesame seeds ...1tsp.
Poppy seeds....... 1tsp.
Pepper corns .... 1 tsp.
Dry red chillies ... 1-2
Cloves .................. 3-4
Cardamoms.......... 4
Cinnamon ............ small piece
Peanuts ................ handful

Tempering:
Mustard seeds .....1 tsp.
Dry red chillies ...... 1 -2
Asafoetida (hing).... a pinch
Curry leaves ........... 1 sprig


Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan, fry onion till golden brown.
2. Add tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and the chicken.
3. Fry for 5-6 minutes, add a little water, salt, turmeric powder and simmer it.
4. when the chicken is half done, add the dry ground masala and tamarind juice.
5. Cook till done, add the tempering and garnish with coriander leaves.

You can add boiled eggs if you like.

28 comments:

  1. Dearest Shobhaji,

    Cooking was an undiscovered art for me...I always used the smoke alarm as a timer until u came into my life!
    Ur cooking is beyond description,I'll surely miss ur food once I leave Sao Paulo as much as I'll miss u!
    U taught me how much Imagination and creativity is required inside the kitchen. After so many tips and lessons from U, I've actually started to enjoying cooking..
    I'm glad that u r blogging now and giving a treat to the eyes and tummy of ur readers!
    I'll always remember u as my Mom in SP...who was and is always ready to help me with my cooking querries as well as all other querries about life!
    Ur blog is amazing and u r Rocking...so Rock is nt cooking but SHobha is cooking!!
    U r a wonderful person..by the way
    one more thg I wanna see u in print....
    Luv n RGds
    Urs Pallu!

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    1. Dear Pallavi,
      I am really touched by your beautiful words.
      The love and respect I have recieved from you really filled the void of a daughter, which I miss having.
      I have just guided you in cooking, but with your dedication and natural talent you have excelled in it.Keep it up !!!!!
      Thank you for all the encouragement, which made me start this blog.
      I too shall miss you always.
      Love,
      Shobha.

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  2. Didi,

    Pallaviji's idea about publishing the recipes in print is great!
    You must think about that too.

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    1. Sure dear...it will happen!
      When I have such darling daughters like you and Pallavi, who keep encouraging me to do things always...It has to happen.

      Shobha

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  3. droolworthy curry.. excellent presentation..

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  4. this recipe looks yummy.. i make another version of chicken chettinad.. have to try this roasted and ground one too

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    1. Sure and if you share your version I would like to try it too.

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  5. Hi Shobha ,

    Looks Awesome !!!!

    and Delicious as usual:)))))

    Keep on Dear...

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words Punitha

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  6. That's extremely yummy and rich Shobha..Drooling here.

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  7. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting chicken curry.

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    1. So glad to hear such compliments Priya..thanks

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  8. Super delicious and spicy curry,yummy

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  9. interesting this chicken recipe. It is packed with flavour. Yum!

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  10. Yummy and spicy curry,looks tempting..

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  11. Delicious, feel like having some right away

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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