Chettinad Chicken | Chicken Semi-dry Side | Chicken Masala Recipe


Weekends and non veg recipes are something very common in our house-hold. I make it a point to try few book-marked recipes and last week-end was no exception. I tried out the Chettinad Chicken Masala recipe posted by my dear sis and blogger Divya Pramil. Truly I was so intrigued by this recipe as it was authentic and also Divya's jaw-dropping pics. I know my pics aren't in par with Divya's still ask me why I posted? well its so so so good. Simple to do but requires a little patience. I followed the recipe without any changes and it turned out so well. Well it was a perfect dish for our weekend lunch, I served it along with Methi ghee rice.

Verdict - We enjoyed it so much, the spice level is perfect and goes well with any pulao recipe / white rice and curry

Recipe Source ~ here
Prep time ~ 15 mins
Cook time ~ 20-25 mins approx

Ingredients

Chicken - 1 whole baby chicken/ 500 gms chopped chicken with bones

Shallots / small onions - 7 
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp (fresh)
Salt - as required
Gingely oil - 5 tbsp
Coriander leaves few to garnish

For the Masala powder

Dry red chilli - 6 (depending on spice tolerance)
Cumin / Jeera whole - 3/4 tsp 
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
Peppercorn - 1/4 tbsp

Method



  • In a non-stick pan dry roast the ingredients under masala powder for 2 minutes one after the other - red chilli, coriander  peppercorns, cumin/jeera and fennel seeds. Once it cools down, powder them in a mixie, you will get 2 and 1/2 tbsp of masala powder
  • Blend the onions to a fine paste and set aside, also prepare the fresh ginger-garlic paste and set aside.
  • In the same non-stick pan heat oil and add the onion paste, let it cook for 3-4 minutes until the raw smell goes away, now add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes, to this add the chicken pieces and toss them so that they are well coated with the masala and cook for 2 minutes so that the flavor absorbs.
  • Add the fresh spice powder, salt and mix well and after 2 minutes add 1 cup water and cook in medium-low flame covered with a lid and cook for 15 minutes in low flame.
  • Once the chicken in cooked open the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes now the chicken is cooked in a thick paste 
  • Check or salt and spice level and if the chicken in cooked 
Serve hot garnished with coriander along with rice and dal




Cooks Wisdom


- Use chicken with bones as this adds more flavor to the recipe

- Using fresh ginger-garlic paste is ideal for best flavor
- I used a non-stick pan to avoid burning
- If you like your chicken to have more curry add additional 1 cup water and then simmer

31 comments:

  1. Perfect masala for chicken. Looks yummy...

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  2. Love this kind of semi dry chicken fry...this sounds very flavorful n spicy!

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  3. Ummm... This is one of my fav type of chicken... That looks sooo delicious

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  4. That looks yum, but quite different to the chettinad I prepare....

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  5. Might be spicy...Nice one...

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  6. Spicy exotic chicken there.Mention of chettinad can make one drool honestly...Tempted in big way Priya.

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  7. Wow mouth-watering dish Priya...bookmarked...

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  8. I can smell the aroma.perfect.

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  9. Chattinad chicken looks spicy and yummy..

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  10. Lovely chicken recipe...bookmarked

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  11. Peppercorns add a different zing to the chettinad cuisine. I would to have this with appams!

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    1. oh i dont mind appams ;) sounds so good

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  12. Would love to come over... Making me drool

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    1. oh your most welcome Vimitha :)

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  13. I never tried to cook chettinad chicken as I always got recipes with complete different ingredients though all has same title. As you are sharing the recipe I think now I can try this one ;)

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    1. Rimli this is one super recipe, you will love it dear

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  14. i just love chettinadu preparation.. tempting masala :)

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  15. This looks wonderful! Simple ingredients & delicious chicken recipe!

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  16. Really a Nice Chicken preparation... Hope to try for sure.

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  17. Drooling over the pics dear..looks super yum...

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  18. Am drooling over here..looks inviting!!

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  19. Wow too tempting dear,makes me drool..love it

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  20. Chicken chettinad looks so inviting and tempting.

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  21. most fav chicken.spicy and juicy chicken

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  22. Droolworthy chicken recipe dear. Bookmarked!

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  23. Didn't I comment here..Oh am so absent minded Sis :( Looks so good, I love this recipe and make it often, thanks for trying my recipe am so glad that both of you loved it!! :)

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