Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chicken Chettinad

'' Chettinad is a popular south Indian way of cooking'' 

chicken 1kg
poppy seeds 2tsp
grated coconut 1/2cup
fennel seeds 1tsp
coriander seeds 1tsp
cumin seeds 1/2tsp
red chillies 8
cinnamon stick 1''
cardamom 3
cloves 3
ginger paste 2tsp
garlic paste 2tsp
turmeric powder 1/2tsp
chillie powder 1tsp
tomatoes chopped medium3
onion 1
vinegar 1tbsp
salt to taste
1tsp pepper

marinate chicken with salt, pepper and vinegar.
Keep 2 hours for marination.
Roast red dried chillies, grated coconut,poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon in hot pan separately and grind till smooth. heat 1tbsp of oil in non stick pan mix the grinderd paste with ginger and garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
Heat oil in a large pan and fry onions until golden and add grounded paste and saute.
Add the tomatoes, red chillie powder, turmeric powder and saute.
Add chicken, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.Add chicken and marinade and 1cup of water and cover and cook till done for like 30 minutes.

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