Recipe: Chicken Chettinad Curry

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Chicken Chettinad Curry

South indian, Mains

279 calories/serving
45 mins
Classic Indian dish, from the cuisine of Chettinad. A curry that consists of chicken marinated in yogurt, turmeric and a paste of red chillies, various seeds, spices, onions, garlic and gingelly oil.

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1. In a pan, dry roast 1.5 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 3/4 tsp pepper corns, 1 mace, 4 green cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 star anise, 4 red chillies.

2. Toast them on low flame for 3 minutes. add 1/2 cup desiccated coconut. you can also use fresh grated coconut. toast till colour of coconut changes.

3. Transfer to a blender jar and blend to get a coarse powder.

4. In a bowl, add 500 gms chicken. add 3/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp lemon juice. mix well and let it rest for 15 minutes.

5. In a pan, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil. add 15-20 curry leaves, 150 gms shallots cut into half. saute till translucent.

6. Then add 2 sliced tomatoes. cook till tomatoes become soft. add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste. cook till rawness of ginger and garlic goes away.

7. Add the marinated chicken. cook on medium high flame for 2 minutes.

8. Add the toasted and ground masala, salt to taste. keep stirring. cover and cook on low flame for 15 minutes.

9. Add 3/4 cup water. cover and cook on medium flame for 15 minutes.

10. Chicken chettinad curry is ready to serve.

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