Chicken Chettinadu - A taste of Tamil Nadu

Chettinad is a region of Tamil Nadu where you will get the one of the most spicy food which ever existed on face of earth. It is very very aromatic as well as all the whole spices used in Indian Cooking are freshly roasted and ground to a fine powder and then added to the meat dishes. The dish is paired with normal steamed rice. Eating with roti will not do it justice. Generally they are teamed with boiled egg. However, I happily skip it. Have a cup of curd later if your stomach is not used to such spicy food as it will help you make a good balance.

What You Need :

To be ground to fine paste by adding after dry roasting and adding water:

8-9 dry red chilies
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seed
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp fennel seeds
few curry leaves
1 cup grated coconut
2 tbsp khuskhus or poppy seeds
2 cloves
1 cinnamon

Other Ingredients:

1 kg chicken cut in small pieces
8-10 small onions
2 tb spn ginger garlic paste
4-5 big tomatoes chopped
Few Spings of curry leaves
3 tbsp oil for cooking

Method to cook :