Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chettinad Chicken Masala

Jayanthy Kumaran | 05:36 |

Chettinad Chicken Masala:

I love Chettinad food. I tried this Chettinad Chicken Masala recipe and it came out really well. This is a rich curry dish of South India, and tastes excellent, when served hot, garnished with coriander leaves and accompanied with tandoori naan, rotis or white steamed rice. This mouth watering dish can be prepared easily. In this chicken is marinated and cooked in dry roasted spices masala. This masala is very hot and flavorful.

And, I would love to thank Sadhana of My Lovely Kitchen & Vasavi Suresh of Vasavi Recipes for passing me The Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks  for this lovely award  Friends.  As, I have already posted, am not posting here.

Here is the easy and delicious recipe…:)


·         Chicken                                     - ½ kg
·         Onion                                       - 2
·         Tomato                                     - 2
·         Yoghurd                                   - ½ cup
·         Turmeric pwd                            - ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                              - 2 tbsp
·         Cinnamon                                 - 1
·         Cardamom                                - 2
·         Red chilly                                  - 6 or 7
·         Cloves                                      - 2
·         Garlic                                        - 5
·         Ginger                                      - small piece
·         Pepper                                     - 8 to 10
·         Fenugreek                                 - 1 tsp
·         Cumin                                       - 1 tsp
·         Poppy seed                              - 1 tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Chopped coriander leaves


1.     Clean the chicken pieces and marinate with turmeric pwd, lemon juice, curd and salt.
2.     Heat a dry pan, roast cinnamon, cardamom, red chilly, cloves, garlic, ginger, pepper, fenugreek, cumin and poppy seed.
3.     Gind it to paste, adding little water.
4.     In the same pan, add oil and heat.
5.     Add chopped onion and fry to golden.
6.     Add chopped tomato pieces, allow to cook.
7.     Now add the ground mix and fry for few mins.
8.     Add the marinated chicken, fry well.
9.     Allow the chicken to absorb all the spices.
10.  Add little water and cook it covered.
11.  Once the chicken is tender, fry the masala until it gives out a rich spicy aroma.
12.  Now, turn off the flame.
13.  Add a tbsp of lemon juice and mix well.
14.  Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

15.  Serve hot with Tandoori Naan, parathas or roti.

Sending this and the following to Iftar Moments Hijri 1431" hosted by Ayeesha      


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Egg Biryani


  1. Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Jay. The chicken looks and sounds really delicious. Your other dishes look wonderful as well. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. that looks soooo awesome n spicy.. must b a treat 4 chicken lovers :)

  3. picture shows how the taste will be... mmm what to do just i am watching the picture... couldn't eat:(

  4. love spicy chettinad cuisine and I always crave something hoooooot n spicy this season. looks lovely.

  5. congrats on ur award jay.. very delicious chicken curry. our family favorite

  6. Hy Mary, Aipi, Jey, Sayantani, Pranis,

    I m glad you liked this...Thanks for the feedback. Have a wonderful day...;))

  7. Love it..Our favorite....I'm just sitting on my couch thinking on what to cook for lunch..You r tempting me to make it !!!

  8. I wish I can dig into the bowl right away. This curry is our family favorite back home. Congratulations on the award.

  9. It looks so good, like so many of your dishes! I want to try it so bad! Yummy!

  10. we make it the same way looks delicious

  11. Me gusta mucho como cocinas el pollo en todas sus formas. Fantástica receta.
    Un beso

  12. Your presentation is getting better day by day Jay and the chicken looos so yummmy!!!

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  14. Hi Jay...

    What a chettinad chicken dear...

    Your picture makes me sooo tempting and i want to eat it now itself... hardly waiting for sunday to come to try this....

    Superb one... and just love it....

    When you find time do visit my blog and I would like to invite you to participate in the events Celebrate Independence Day-2010 and Dish Name Starts with: A by sending your special recipes.


  15. Wow! Chettinad style recipes are our favourite, thank you for sending all these delicious entries. Every dish which you have send is very special to us, you know what we want;-)

  16. Mouthwatering dishes..loved the presentations.......and congrats on your awards too.....the chicken legs are presented in such a welcoming way that any body will jump to grab it if its in a stone throw away....

  17. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது செட்டிநாடு சிக்கன்...உங்கள் குலோப் ஜாமூனும் சூப்பர்ப்...

  18. Yummy chettinad chicken..very tempting..all pictures looks superb..congrats on your awards dear.

  19. tempting and delicious dear.......

  20. very tempting.....yummy yummy

  21. drooling recipes.. yummy!

  22. drooling recipes.. yummy!

  23. Congrats on winning d award..!!I luv chettinad food too n this looks so delicious.Can we make the same gravy wid egg?

  24. Hy Prats Corner,

    Thanx for your precious time n feedback.
    Although, I haven't tried this recipe with egg, hope would
    come good. Let me try too...!


  25. Thanx for your compliments Anamika. You have quite a lot of interesting beauty tips in your space. Happy blogging dear.

  26. Hy Akila,

    Very interesting events...Will surely sending my entries soon...

  27. Hy Umm Mymoonah,

    Glad you liked the entries for the event. Happy hosting dear.

  28. Thank U all for ur lovely comments...
    Your encouraging words mean a lot to me...:))

    Wishing you all a very happy Friendship day...!!!

  29. Chettinad chicken looks yummy..irresistable dear..Wwe love chettinad cuisine a lot...

  30. my mouth is watering just looking at that ultra-delicious picture, Jay!

  31. What mouthwatering dishes! That chicken massala look irresistible!



  32. jay... those pics are so tempting.. craving for those chicken pieces...


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