Chettinad chicken curry –
On Sunday, mum marched into the study where I was finishing some work and loudly proclaimed – main chettinad bana rahi hoon, video lena hai to abhi aana padega!! I said, maa, dhamki kyun se rahi hai, abhi se star jaise tevar
Anyway, maa ne bulaya and I dutifully followed for another interesting and hilarious session in #ammuskitchen.
Chettinad chicken is basically chicken curry with premade masala ( roasted and ground coconut, coriander and garam masala which is easy to make and can be stored in the fridge too).
1 kg chicken, washed and marinated in lemon juice, salt, turmeric.
Onions, sliced – 2
Masala ( fry in 2 tbsp oil and grind to fine powder with some water) – 3/4 cup coconut fresh, 3 tbsp coriander, 5 red chillies, 2 tbsp fennel seeds, 1 inch ginger, 5 garlic, 2 star anise, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 badi elaichi)
Heat oil, add onion slices and curry leaves. Add chicken pieces and stir till it changes colour. Add the masala paste. Stir for 10-15 mins. Cover and cook till done.
Send with hot paratha or rice.