Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chettinadu Chicken Kuzhambu - An authentic chicken curry with home made masalas. - With step wise pictures

Chettinadu is a very famous cuisine for non vegetarian dishes.Its known for its hand grinded masalas.Whenever we go to restaurants, I will not hesitate to order chettinadu chicken,chettinadu mutton masala .This recipe has a speciality,there is ,all the masalas are grinded at home .Regarding the ingredients,please don't compromise with the ingredients.If not we will not be able to get the authentic chettinadu chicken flavour.Got the  recipe from here.


To grind:
1.Green chillies
2.Grlic pods
4.Poppy seeds

To roast and grind:
1.Pepper corns
2.Cumin seeds
3.Fennel seeds
5.Coriander seeds
6.Red chillies
9.Curry leaves

For the curry:
2.Small onions
4.Turmeric pwdr
5.Curry leaves
7.Coconut paste
9.Fennel seeds

 1 inch
 1 tsp

 ½ tsp
 ½ tsp
 ¾ tsp
 11/2 tsp
 6 to 8
 1 inch
 6 to 8 leaves
 ½ tsp

 1  kg
 1 cup
 1  cup
 ½ tsp
 10 to 12
 hand full
 half cup
 3 tbsp
 1 tsp

* Take all the ingredients under "to roast and grind" and roast it with little oil.Cool them completely and grind it into a fine powder. Soak poppy seeds in warm water for 10 minutes.Grind it with ginger,garlic ,green chillies, to a fine paste.Wash the chicken ,and  grind coconut into fine paste.Keep them ready.

* Now take a pressure pan,add oil and splutter with fennel seeds and curry leaves.Now add the small onions.We can either add them as whole or cut them into pieces.When onion is frying,add some salt and turmeric powder.Now dump in the grinded green chilli paste.Saute it well,till it looses its raw smell.Now add the chicken and saute it.

* When the chicken is cooked  half way through,add chopped tomatoes.Sprinkle some salt and let it cook.Cover and cook for 2 minutes.Now add coconut milk to the curry .Now either we can pressure cook the chicken for a whistle or just cook them without a whistle.Make sure that the coconut paste is finely grinded,if not the curry will not be thick.

* After the chicken is cooked well or after a whistle,add the grinded powder to the curry.Bring it to boil ,adjust salt to taste .Garnish with cilantro and turn it off.Let the curry be in the stove ,covered.This will make the curry ooze out oil.

* We can alter the amount of red chillies according to our taste.We can also add some chilli pwdr or curry powder in addition of adding the masala.But I have added the masala alone.
* Originally this recipe goes  with mutton.But Chicken also came good.
* I have omitted the addition of poppy seeds.But its upto to you to use it.
* Dont prepare the curry without pearl onions or small onions.It is the key for the flavour.


Shama Nagarajan said...

drooling !!!

Amila said...

chicken curry looks so yummy & inviting...

Priya Anandakumar said...

Superb Savitha, looks gr8...

Priya Suresh said...

I can die for this fingerlicking gravy..mouthwatering here.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy inviting kulambu

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Chettinad is one of my fav cusines. Loved your chicken curry & the pics too.

Sangeetha Priya said...

such a tempting curry n inviting clicks...

meena said...

it is a wonderful gravy.looks so u r version too.

divya said...

looks super tempting n inviting curry....

Unknown said...

Chicken curry looks so tempting, somehow chettinad cuisine does steal our heats ;)

Suja Manoj said...

Drooling drooling,yum chicken curry

Unknown said...

It's yummy ;but i need Chennai ponuswamy gravy recipe also

Unknown said...

Yummy taste ,i need some more recipes restaurant style gravy

sujana said...

Hi I have been looking for a authentic chettinadu chicken pics and description is mouth watering..I live in US..pls tell me where to get the cocunut milk.Is itsold in indian grocery stores?Or Can I grind the frozen grated cocunut and use it instead?

praveen said...

I live in US.pls let me know where can i get cocunut milk.Can i grind the frozen cocunut available and use it?or is it sold in indian groceries?

Unknown said...

Hi ,
You can use readymade coconut milj or you can grind the fresh cicinut abd extract coconut milk.

sheik fathima said...

Hi savitha,

This is the first time i came to ur blog. I was searching for chicken gravy. I tried your receipe and it is fabulous. Very tasteful and flavour ful. The aroma is still tempting me to eat more n more. Thanks for ur wonderful receipe.

I recommend everyone to try. It is really great. I enjoyed eating and cant resistant to stop eating.

Unknown said...

Thank you Fathima for trying the gravy. Hope you enjoyed.

Unknown said...

It came awesome. Thanks for the recipe

Unknown said...

Hi Savitha
Tried the recipe. It is simply Awsome! And for all u guys who want to try it, go ahead.. It's fantastic. I just can't stop eating.

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