Chettinad Chicken, The most popular chicken curry, how did i stayed away from these long without posting it in my blog. I dont know. Anyway now I have also found that and immediately made it and took pictures of it to post here. I have made this so many times, it is so tasty, different from the one which you will get in the restaurants. In my place i couldn’t find a good chettinad chicken, every thing tasted either just too spicy and not much flavourful..
This curry has lots of the freshly roasted spices and coconut which is then ground to a fine paste and added it to the chicken. YUMMY..Your total house will just smell heavenly when you make this..And i cooked the chicken in the pressure cooker, if you don’t have one, just make this in a kadai and simmer it for a long time till the chicken is cooked completely. I hope you will give this and try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Add salt, turmeric powder , lemon juice and curd to the chicken and mix well. Let it marinate for 15 to 20 mins.
Now Make the chettinad masala. Dry roast all the spices except coconut in a kadai till it turns golden. once it turn golden add in coconut and roast till the coconut turns light golden. Remove them to a mixer and grind them to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in onions and saute till it turns soft.
Add in the curry leaves and ginger garlic paste. Saute for a min.
Add in the marinated chicken and mix well. Add in cubed tomatoes and mix it well. Cover the cooker and cook it for 2 whistle, simmer for the 10 mins. Switch off the heat and let them steam go all by itself.
Open the cooker and pour the chicken in a kadai. Add more water if needed.
Add the ground masala and mix well.Cover and simmer for 10 mins.
Add in coriander leaves and serve.