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Welcome to ''my cuisine''. According to me cuisine or the culinary art is just that an art. The art of creating delicious foods with a conscience to health has various dimensions with which we can experiment and I have just started to experiment in my kitchen. There is nothing more heartwarming than a hot aroma filled food on a cold rainy day to cheer us up or nothing more satisfactory than satisfying the taste buds of our loved and dear ones.This was the reason i found my new love for cooking. Hope you would enjoy my various recipes......

2 Oct 2010

Chicken Chettinad

The brown fiery curry from South India. I used to make these often simply because its a fabulous dish, what with all the peppercorns and chillies and curry leaves this Chettinad dish is simply wonderful on a cold night with white rice.

  • Chicken - 500 gms (cut into small pieces)
  • Onions - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Milk -  1/2 cup
       for paste 
  • Tomatoes- 2
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 5 flakes
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Corrainder seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Peppercorns - 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies - 4
  • Green cardamons - 1
  • Cloves - 2 
  • Salt - 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1tsp
  • In a kadhai take 3 tbsps of oil and saute the onions and the curry leaves over a medium heat with a bit of salt to soften the onions quickly.
  • Meanwhile grind the ingredients given under the paste to form a smooth paste adding quarter cup of water if required. 
  • Add the chicken pieces to the onions and saute well until the chicken starts to change colour. 
  • Pour the paste to the onion and chicken and cook covered for about fifteen minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the gravy and cook keeping the lid closed until the chicken pieces are done. 
  • Add the milk at the last stage and take off from heat after checking for salt.
  • Serve hot garnished with freshly crushed peppercorns.
Hot and spicey chicken chettinad is ready. The adding of milk is optional if you want u can just leave it. Believe me it still tastes good. You can also eat it with naan or as we had it yesterday with tortilla wraps...... It had been a long time since I made this curry and thought of making it yesterday as a simple celebration of my little girls first ever trip to cinema (Enthiran).


  1. Hey Sunitha, Chicken curry looks delicious. What is your lil' ones name? Glad to see you in the blogging world :)

  2. Thanks Athi... :) Her name is Shreshta :))


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