Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chettinad Pepper Chicken

Chettinad Pepper chicken is one of my favorite chicken dish. If my family members does not go for any choice in chicken, then I always go with this. I always love the peppery flavor in it. 



Ingredients I
  • Chicken - 750 gms
  • Onion - 1 big (chopped finely)
  • Tomato - 1 big (chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves - 10 to 12
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom - 2 
  • Cloves - 5 to 6
  • Bay leaf - 1 (crushed)
  • Star anise - 2
  • Cinnamon stick - 2 (crushed)
  • Green chilli - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper - 1 tsp (coarsely grinded)
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Ingredients II (For marination)
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • White Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp


Method
  • Wash the chicken nicely with salt.
  • Marinate the chicken with the ingredients in II for 40min to 1 hr atleast.
  • Meanwhile, you can start with the recipe.
  • In a kadai or wok, add oil.
  • When hot, add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and bay leaves and fry for a minute.

  • Add curry leaves.
  • Add in the onion and salt and fry till onion translucent.
  • Add the Ginger Garlic paste, till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add in the tomato and cook till it becomes mushy or the oil starts oozes out.

  • Now add the marinated chicken pieces and close with a lid.
  • Do not add any water, as the chicken itself leaves enough water to cook and it cooks with all the masala's in it. 
  • Keep the flame in low to medium, so as to take care, it is not burnt at the bottom.

  • When chicken is cooked, add in the crushed pepper corns and mix well and allow to cook again for 5 min.
  • Add the lemon juice and switch off the flame. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any rice or roti. 


Note:
  • Marination enhances the taste. You can do without the marination also. If you prefer without marination, then you can add the powders, after the tomato is cooked. 
  • Pepper can be reduced or increased as per your family taste. 




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26 lovely comments:

PT

mouthwatering recipe...

Happy Cook / Finla

Wowo droolie delicious, wish i had this.

Lavanya

The clicks made me drool. Looks perfect
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I don't think I've ever had Chettinand Chicken before...looks wonderful!

Priya

Wat a super flavourful chicken, simply irresistible,mouthwatering here.

Shobha

Delicious and spicy chicken ..my favourite too..
I make it too but with little gravy. I like your version better.

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Looks soooo Yum!!

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Honey

This looks amazing... so far your pepper chicken is the best and Jay from Tasty Appetites.. I'll have to read both recipes and try 1 out at a time. Gorgeous! Love madrasi food.

Honey

This looks amazing... so far your pepper chicken is the best and Jay from Tasty Appetites.. I'll have to read both recipes and try 1 out at a time. Gorgeous! Love madrasi food.

Shama Nagarajan

delicious dear

Smitha

very tempting!! yummy!

Suja Manoj

Absolutely drool worthy,tempting chicken

Reshmi Mahesh

Spicy tempting recipe...Drooling here..

Sangeetha

Hot n Spicy chicken looks so tempting...delicious preparation...love chettinad recipes a lot..bookmarking this!

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Julie

Super tempting & mouthwatering Chicken,Akila:-)

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Shabitha Karthikeyan

Makes me drool. I love pepper chicken and this one is perfect !!

Suryaprabha

Mouth watering recipe!! All time favourite... Glad to follow you

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Divya Pramil

Love chicken..and pepper :) Combine both and am drooling!!
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Subhie Arun

drooling....lov the shot!...yummy n spicy dish..

hemalata

Very tempting recipe,looks so delicious n flavorful.

Treat and Trick

Great presentation and looks so good!

R.Ramakrishnan

There was a time when I would drivel & drool for tasty chicken such as this. But alas now I have become a vegetarian !

Ambreen

This looks delicious, wonderful looking chicken dish!

S.Menaga

super tempting chettinad recipe!!

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

So inviting chicken and awesome presentation. Thanks for sharing.

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