Chicken Chettinad By Pankaj Bhadouria

Chicken Chettinad

Chicken Chettinad is a famous chicken curry from Tamil Nadu. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria shares the traditional recipe for this spicy and aromatic chicken. This tender and fiery chicken is a must-try for all chicken lovers.
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Cooking Time

60-65 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-20 Min



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  • 1 tbsp desi ghee
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 - 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • pink salt as per taste
  • 1 cup blanched tomato
  • 15 - 16 curry leaves
  • 800 gm of chicken
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • For garnish
  • fried coconut & curry leaves
  • cherry tomatoes


  1. 1

    In a pan, add desi ghee and let it heat. Add green cardamoms, cinnamon sticks, cloves and roast it. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and roast it.
  2. 2

    Add black peppercorns, chopped garlic, ginger and saute. Add dried red chillies and mix it well. Add poppy seeds, grated coconut and mix it well.
  3. 3

    Let the mixture cool down. Add water and prepare a paste.
  4. 4

    In a pan, add extra virgin olive oil, chopped onion and cook it until it turns brown. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, water and mix it well.
  5. 5

    Add the Chettinad masala and mix it well. Add pink salt as per taste, blanched tomatoes, curry leaves and let it cook.
  6. 6

    Add chicken and cook it. Add curry leaves, lemon juice and mix it well.
  7. 7

    Garnish with fried coconut, curry leaves, cherry tomatoes and serve with rice.

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