Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chettinad Chicken

Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves            : 2

Dear Friends,  This is my first blog entry for Chettinad items. I always become happy whenever i try chettinad items.. Such a yummy taste they have. I am making this Chettinad gravy for the third time in my home and it is our favourite. I have taken notes for this gravy long back from Vijay Channel and tried it in my home also and it now became a routine to cook this atleast once a month. This is purely a chettinad special recipe and it doesnot require much ingredients. It is very easy to make with the available ingredients. Do try this recipe.



INGREDIENTS:
Chicken (wit bones)            - 300 gms
Onion                                - 1 (big size)
Tomato                              - 1
Fennel Seeds                       - 1/2 tsp
 Dry Red Chillies                 - 6
Curry Leaves                      - To Garnish
Salt                                     - To Taste
Oil                                      - As Required

To Grind:
Grated Coconut                  -  4 tbsp
Poppy Seeds                      - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder                -  1/4 tsp
Fennel Seeds                      -  1 tsp
Pepper                               -  1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder               - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder                - 2 tsp
Fried Grams (Pottu kadalai)  - 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste               - 2 tsp


STEPS:

  1. Clean the chicken well. Grind all the items mentioned in "To Grind" Section.
  2. In a Pan, heat oil and add fennel seeds. Once the aroma comes, add Curry Leaves, Dry Red Chillies and saute well.
  3. Add Onion and fry till it becomes golden color. Add chicken pieces and let it become whitish. Now, add the ground masala and stir well. Add tomatoes and stir well for 2-3 mins in low flame. Add Salt and water and cover the pan and let it cook in low flame till the chicken is cooked.
  4. Now, open the lid and cook in medium flame till the gravy becomes semi gravy. You can even wait till it becomes dry.
  5. Serve hot with Rice, Biriyani, Roti, Dosa.