Sunday, 6 September 2009

Chettinad pepper chicken


Chettinad is a region of Tamilnadu state in India. Chettinad cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India. It is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food (wiki) This Chettinad chicken is a very spicy gravy with many spices in it. But, one can reduce the spiciness according to one's own taste.

CHETTINAD PEPPER CHICKEN

Ingredients:
1 lbs chicken,
1 big onion-finely chopped,
3 tomatoes-finely chopped,
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste,
2 green chillies-chopped,
2 cardamoms,
3 sticks of cinnamon,
3 cloves,
1/2 tsp mustard seeds,
1/2 tsp cumin seeds,
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder,
1 tsp cumin powder,
1 tsp red chilli powder,
1/4 tsp turmeric powder,
1 tsp crushed peppercorns,
2 sprigs of curry leaves,
2 tbsp of oil,
coriander leaves for garnishing and
salt to taste.

Method:
Heat oil in a heavy bottemed pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the garam masala-cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves and fry well. Now add the chopped onions, add some salt and cook till they turn light brown in colour. Add the turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a while. Now add the chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder, mix well and cook till the tomatoes become soft and all the moisture evaporates. At this stage add the chicken to the pan and mix well. Cover and cook till the chicken is cooked through.When the chicken is almost done, add the crushed peppercorns/pepper powder and finish by adding chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Chapathi/ roti/ naan.

Source: vahrevah.com

30 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

oh my hubby makes this really well, yours looks great Faiza

Padma said...

They look nice spicy and yummm... very tempting pic :)

Shaista Tabrez said...

I can feel the heat just looking at it... yet to try chettinad cuisine

meeso said...

Yum, that looks awesome... I bet it tastes great :)

Sanghi said...

Pepper chicken looks perfect.. do pick ur award from my blog..!

priya said...

Soooper faiza....looks so spicy n yummy!...gr8 recipe!

Ann said...

Real spicy Faisa..and yes i too love chettinad recipes

srikars kitchen said...

sounds delicious & nice click..

Parita said...

Oooohh looks quite spicy!

Aparna said...

First time on your blog and I loved your recipes.
I really liked the fruit kabab idea. I think it is going to be a major hit with my kids. Thank you for sharing.

Priya said...

Wow such a spicy pepper chicken, pls do collect ur awards from my blog.

Sushma Mallya said...

Look very spicy & yummy...& thanks for joining my blog faiza...do keep in touch and take care

En Samaiyal said...

Lokking very Hot & spicy Faiza ....Usually we won't add mustard seeds to non-veg....but this is diff yaar...cool.....

Anncoo said...

This is special, hope I can try some :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy i love chicken

Shobana senthilkumar said...

wow...can i hv some:)

Katy ~ said...

Oh my goodness, I am am warm just looking at all the spicy loveliness in this!!

priya said...

hi dear,

plz collect ur award frm my blog!

Sarah Naveen said...

Please accept the awards waiting for you in my blog!!!

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Lovely chicken curry ... looks great Faiza ...
tempting pics dear !!

Aysha said...

Wow....tasty n yummy chicken Faiza...Please come and collect your award from my blog dear

Rekha shoban said...

this looks really spicy and delicious...i love spicy chicken.

Rekha shoban said...

Please accept the awards waiting for you in my blog!!!

Chef Jeena said...

This looks so tasty!

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

hi faiza thanks for visitig my blog ... this recipe looks yummmm
will try it soon and will lrt u know eid mubarak

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, I am here reading your old posts. Excellent darling your family is so lucky to eat all this delicious food daily. Can I move in with you?

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Sumathi Karthikeyan said...

First time here. yummy...delicious dish. I love pepper chicken. Keep up the good work.

Latha said...

Wow...looks so delicious....You have a wonderful space here...following u.

Anonymous said...

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Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Anonymous for letting me know about it...I will look into it.

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