Monday, March 30, 2015

How to make Chettinad Pepper Chicken Masala / Karaikudi Chicken / Restaurant Style Recipe:

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We love Chettinad food...!!!   Yesterday, I made  Chettinad  Pepper  Chicken  Masala  -  a quick, spicy & aromatic chicken curry for dinner & it was a hit. The gravy was very peppery and flavorful.  I just loved  the color of the masala.
It made a fabulous combination with  parottas.  Also it goes well with flavored rice, plain cooked rice, chapathi, roti  etc., . 
Here is the hot and delicious flavorful  chicken  masala recipe form Chettinad cuisine.:)
·      Chicken                       - 300 g
To Marinate:
·      Red chilly pwd             - 1  tsp
·      Turmeric pwd               - ¼ tsp
·      Lemon juice                 - ¼ tsp
·      Pepper pwd                 - ½ tsp
·      Salt to taste
To Prepare Masala:
·      Onion                          - 2
·      Tomato                        - 2
·      Ginger  garlic  paste       - 1 tbsp
·      Cumin                         - ½ tsp
·      Saunf                          - ¼ tsp
·      Cloves                          - 2
·      Cinnamon                    - a ½ inch piece
·      Mustard                       - ¼ tsp
·      Turmeric pwd               - a pinch
·      Red chilly pwd             - ½ tsp
·      Pepper pwd                 - ½ tsp
·      Coriander pwd             - 1 tsp
·      Fresh cilantro leaves    - ½ cup
·      Garam  masala  pwd      - ½ tsp
·      Crushed pepper pwd    - ½ tsp
·      Yoghurt                       - ¼ cup
·      Lemon juice                 - a few drops
·      Salt as required
1.   Clean, wash and marinate the chicken for 30 mins with red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd, pepper pwd, salt and lemon juice.
2.   Pour 3 tbsp of cooking oil to a fry pan.
3.   Add cumin, saunf, cloves, cinnamon, mustard and wait to splutter.
4.   Add finely chopped onions and sauté well.
5.   Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, pepper pwd and stir well for 2 mins.
6.   Add coriander pwd and finely chopped cilantro leaves
7.   Cook further for few minutes.
8.   Add tomato slices and smash it well.

9.   Add ½ cup of water to the masala and close the fry pan.
10.Allow it to cook for 5 to 7 mins in a medium flame.
11.Then add the marinated chicken pieces to the masala and sauté it well.
12.Add salt as required.
13.Add thick yoghurd and stir well.
14.Close the fry pan and allow chicken to cook for 10 to 15 mins in medium flame.
15.Keep stirring once in a while, so that the masala doesn’t get stick to the bottom.
16.When the chicken is cooked, add the crushed pepper, garam masala pwd lemon juice to it.
17.Switch off the flame.
18.Garnish the hot & spicy  Pepper   Chicken Masala  with fresh coriander leaves.
 19. This delectable dish from Chettinad Cuisine is a great treat for spice lovers and it pairs up excellent with  parathas  or  steamed  rice..!
Have a great day..!!
Similar Recipes:
·        Dahi Chicken
·        Spicy Chicken Soup
·        Tandoori Chicken
·        Hot & Spicy Chicken Fry
·        Drumstick Chicken
·        Murgh Kali Mirch


  1. What a yummy masala n gorgeous click.. Feel like grabbing from the picture Jay...
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  2. Jay this is so tempting, you got some classy recipes in your blog, will sure try some soon :) very inviting recipes and clicks

  3. Delicious and mouthwatering chettinad chicken. Wonderfully prepared.

  4. Yummylicious !!!! Feeling hungry now .........
    Today's Recipe
    Egg Fried Rice

  5. So delicious and eye catching and tempting it looks.

  6. looks awesome!!loved the clicks!

  7. Delicious and tempting chicken. Wonderfully presented.

  8. Delicious yummy chicken Love it.

  9. Tempting chicken curry

  10. tempting yummy chicken..sure to try..

  11. Chicken curry looks super spicy and definitely will tickle the taste buds, yummilicious;

  12. Mouthwatering spicy gravy,super tempting chicken curry

  13. Am drooling.. Feel like grabbing some hot rotis & dive into that gravy :)

  14. Hey tried the same. Came out well and it was awesome!! thank you for posting this. :)

    Happy Cooking!

  15. very inviting...making me hungry...

  16. I tried the recipe... amazing taste.. perfect recipe..thanks :)

  17. Your curry looks Yum yum, i checked many other posts before deciding to make this one. Someone said it's not authentic if not using "Kalpasi", is that a different recipe?

    1. Thanks Vignesh. You can use kalpasi or black stone flower along with other spices in this recipe. It enhances the spicy flavor. Happy cooking:)

  18. Really really
    very tasty.thank u Soo much

    1. You're welcome. Keep trying new recipes:)


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