Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Chettinad cuisine hails from the southern region of  Tamil Nadu, the Chettiar community. This cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India with major ingredients as fennel, pepper corns and coconut.

Ingredients :

Chicken : 1kg
coconut : 1/4Cup, shredded
Onion : 3big (250g)
Curry Leaves : 2springs
Sunflower Oil : 4 - 5tbsp (60ml)
Red Chillies : 10
Coriander Seeds : 1tsp
Pepper Corns : 1tsp
Fennel (saunf) : 11tsp
Ginger : 1 1/2inch piece
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp

Method :

1.Apply salt and turmeric powder on chicken and marinate for 30minutes.

2. Roast dry spices like fennel, coriander seeds, pepper corns and red chillies with ginger. Grind finely with onions and coconut.

3. Temper mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil. Add ground masala and fry for some time. Now add marinated chicken and fry.

4. Add 2cups of water. Cook till chicken is tender and gravy is thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. Perfectly done chicken curry...

  2. Yummy chicken curry,love chettinadu recipes,drool

  3. Delicious Chettinadu chicken Curry, sounds yummmmm :)

  4. Like the combination of spices and super easy to make!

  5. Simply irresistible,delicious and makes me drool..

  6. Lovely chicken recipe....have never tried Chettinadu recipes....would love to try this....

  7. fantastic looking chicken curry, must be delicious

  8. Thank you so much for the advice dea, i too wanted to try something which will help her in future too. I will google to get an idea of ceramic crafts and pot painting too....thanx a lot dear...

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    The chicken curry is fabulous n lipsmacking one...

  9. Lena, Awesome and mouth watering Click !!! Wow the addition of fennel seeds must really have made it so flavorful. I just realized I'm not following your blog, so following you now..

  10. Fabulous looking chicken curry....I like spicy curries :-)
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    2) I buy heavy cream (whipping cream) from Spar Kormangla branch. they sell it fresh alonwith chocolate heavy cream, lassi, strawberry sauce.
    If you need to ask anything else you are welcome dear...