Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chettinad Chicken Chukka / Chicken Sukka Recipe - Easy Video Recipe

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chicken chukka

Chettinad Chicken Chukka: 

Here is the special chicken recipe that is delicious, flavorful & dry dish that is packed with great flavors. In this recipe, chicken is cooked in thick spicy masala. Its very quick, easy and simple to prepare at home. Try this easy video recipe and enjoy the real treat along with roti.

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  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 3
  • Yoghurt - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Cinnamon - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cloves - 4
  • Star anise - 1
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly pwd - 2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 3 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean and wash the chicken.
  2. Add it to mixing bowl, add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt and yoghurt.
  3. Add finely sliced onion and tomato.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Transfer to pressure cooker. Add 1/2 cup water and mix.
  6. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  7. Once the pressure goes off, mix the contents and set aside.
  8. Heat oil in a pan.
  9. Add cumin and wait to splutter.
  10. Add bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and star anise.
  11. Allow to crackle.
  12. Add green chilly and finely sliced onions.
  13. Saute till golden.
  14. Add turmeric pwd, pepper pwd, red chilly flakes, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and cinnamon pwd.
  15. Mix well.
  16. Add the cooked chicken along with masala.
  17. Stir good.
  18. Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
  19. Boil until the masala thickens.
  20. Once the curry is thick, turn the flame to low and roast the chicken.
  21. Stir once in a while to ensure the chicken is roasted evenly on all sides.
  22. Sprinkle garam masala pwd.
  23. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and turn off flame.
  24. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  25. Lipsmacking delicious dry chicken sukka is ready.
  26. We enjoyed it hot with veg biryani..!
  27. It makes an excellent combo with fried rice, biryani, roti, naan etc.
Chicken chukka


  1. nice combination...chicken looks spicy n tempting.

  2. Hi... when do we add the tomato? Your recipes are nice. I tried a few of them... They turned out good. Thanks

  3. Hi... when do we add the tomatoes? Your recipes are nice... I tried a few of them and they turned out good. Thanks

    1. Thanks Reema. Glad you enjoyed the recipes. Keep trying new recipes..:)
      Tomatoes to be added to the chicken and cooked (step 3)

  4. I think if chicken pressure cook upto 3 to 4 whistle then chicken might be overcooked

    1. Usually I used to cook for 3 whistles, chicken would be perfectly done and not overcooked. Do try n lemme know.


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