Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chettinaad Chicken Masala Recipe

Chettinaad chicken masala is a spicy recipe dish from chettinaad cuisine and popular in  south India. Chicken chettinaad masala is prepared with chicken in a ground masala with coconut based gravy along with spices. Aromatic chettinaad(chettinadu) chicken masala is served in Indian restaurants  serving chettinaad cuisine. Anjappar chettinaad restaurant is a one of the popular chain in Tamil nadu serving chettinaad food. Chettinaad  chicken masala tastes perfect with rice, biryani, roti, chapathi, etc. Try this authentic chettinaad recipe at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Chicken                                            500 gm
Oil                                                    75 ml
Onions                                              150 gm
Tomatoes                                          100 gm
Cinnamon sticks                                2 gm
Cloves                                              2 gm
Cardamoms                                      2 gm
Cumin                                               5 gm
Curry leaves                                      2 gm
Turmeric powder                              10 gm
Salt                                                   to taste
Coriander leaves                               25 gm


Onions                                             100 gm
Ginger                                              50 gm
Garlic                                               50 gm
Fennel seeds                                    50 gm
Cumin seeds                                    20 gm
Peppercorns                                    25 gm
Red chillies                                      10 gm
Coconut                                          100 gm


1. Grind the ingredients for the paste. 
2.Clean and cut the chicken into 16 pieces.
3.Marinate the chicken with the paste.
4. Chop the tomatoes, coriander leaves and the onions.
5. Heat oil and add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin, Sauté.
6. Add the chopped onions and the curry leaves. Sauté until the onions are golden. 
7. Add the tomatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.
8. Add the marinated chicken and turmeric powder. Sauté for 10 minutes, sprinkling water at intervals.
9. Add enough salt, cover with a lid and cook until done.
10. Add more chilli or pepper if required. 
11. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.


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