Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chettinad Chicken (The Authentic Chettinad Chicken Recipe)




It is needless to mention the specialty of this item in chettinad cusine.The mouth watering taste of this dish is known all over the world .All non vegetarians in Asia for sure would have tasted this at least once. There are hundreds of recipes for chettinad chicken on the net written by almost all food bloggers. Though many of them are similar to the original one. I have tried to find out the original recipe from my mother and grand mother and has presented the authentic chettinad recipe. For the authentic taste, the masala has to be grinded in the hand grinder. But these days it is rather impossible and hence has to be satisfied with the taste of the masala made in the mixie

Ingredients
Chicken-750 gms
Small onion 30 or big onion 2
Tomatoes-2
Garlic 20 pods



To grind No1
Ginger ½ inch piece
Small onion-10
Garlic-10 pods
Green chillies-2
Chillie powder-1 table spoons
Coriander powder-2 table spoons

To grind No2
Coconut grated-5 table spoons
Cashew nut-5 or kasa kasa-2 teaspoons
Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
To season
Cinnamon-2 pieces
Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
Clove-2
Cardamom-2
Birinji leaf-little
Mint leaf-handful
Curry leaf little

Traditionally chicken is not marinated before cooking in Chettinad chicken.As they used to cook in low fire for a long time in olden days the chicken will get the salt and hot taste once it gets cooked. These days the chicken we use is tender and gets cooked fast in gas stove. So I feel it is better to marinate the chicken for an hour before cooking. If you do not find time to marinate, then no problem.
To marinate
1 teaspoon kuzhambu milagai thool(the powder used for sambar)
Salt-1 teaspoon
Curd little
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon


Procedure
Mince the onion, garlic and tomatoes.
Keep the kadai in the stove. Season the curry with the items given in ‘to season’ in 2 tablespoons of oil.
Add the onions and saute with a pinch of salt for 3 minutes.
When the onions turn transparent add the garlic, sauté for some time
Add the chopped tomatoes. Sauté till the whole thing gets smashed.
Add the grinded paste of items given in No 1. Sauté it for a while.
Now add the chicken pieces and nicely mix all the masala over the chicken pieces.
You can see lot of water coming out of the chicken. Reduce the flame and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Once you find that the chicken pieces are almost cooked increase the flame so that the gravy becomes thick.
Once the curry gets thick add the masala grinded with the items given in No2 and mix nicely
Cook for another 5 minutes.
If you need the curry to be little watery add the masala little earlier and switch off when the curry is in the desired consistency.


The curry should be cooked till the oil seperates

111 comments:

Koshy said...

Hi Solai, Amazing dish, mouthwatering! Shall keep visiting ur blog now :-) Keep up the excellent work!!!

solai said...

Thank you koshy

Shella said...

This looks really good.

Mallugirl said...

solai, can u correct he to grind no.1 list of items.. chili powder and coriander powder has been repeated.is that intentional..

solai said...

sorry mallu, it is a mistake.I will correct

Saravanan said...

Hi Achi,

I am all excited to try out your recipes. I notice that 'Kulambu millagai thul' appears on your ingredient list.

There is a brand available in singapore called 'achi kulambu millagai thul'. Is that the same? Is there an appropriate substitute for this powder? Pls advise.

Achi, do you know how to make athirasams? I have no luck in making them. Would love it if you could share your insights on this so that i can impress my parents!

Also, the measurements you use, are they standard metric or just your average tablespoon and teaspoon measurement?

Thank you so much for sharing.

Vanan

solai said...

Saravanan,Thankyou for your comments.Kulambu milgai thool and achi's kulambu milagai thool are some what similar only.They have just copied our chettinad kulambu thool recipe.There is nothing special about it.only the corriander chilli proportion.In chettinad while grinding we use two proprtion chilli for one proportion corriander seeds.Then all other ingredients used for sambar powder like pepper corns,small jeera,fennel seeds,vendayam etc.I will write a blog on chettinad kulambu milagai thool.We in chettinad use this thool for everything.I am also not pretty much sure about athirasam.I will ask my mother,try it and if comes good will blog the recipe

Saravanan said...

Thank you Achi.

Certainly looking forward to learn more about Chettinad cuisine from your site!
The book that you mentioned in your previous posts is not available in Singapore but i will keep a lookout for it nonetheless.
Am going to be staying in Karaikal for a few days in September and have booked myself a room at 'The Chettinad Mansion', am looking forward to savour some authentic chettinad cuisine in its own hometown!

solai said...

saravanan when you stay in chettinad mansion please mention about my blog and my name.You will be for a surprise.you will get the book there.

Saravanan said...

Oh goody!

Achi, now you have made me even more excited! :)

So happy to have found YOU.

Nishamathi said...

Hi aunty,
Have you written a blog about recipe for kuzhambu milagai thool, if so which category does it fall in?? How do we get to prepare it at home. Lemme know. Thanks.

Solai Chidambaram said...

I have not posted the kuzhambu milagai thool recipe still Nisha.I will very soon do it.

sarita said...

Hi Solai,

I tried this recipe and it came out pretty well.

Keep the recipes coming. You are doing a great job, educating us about Chettinad cuisine.

Thank you,

Sarita

ranjani said...

hi aunty,
i tried ur chettinad chicken and prawn curry both were awesome....both dishes came out very well.... my husband liked it and said both were superb...i have a request aunty can u pl post some more chicken recipies here in usa we wont get mutton so chicken n prawns are the only availability....thanks for the recipies.

Sathya Kamal said...

Hello Solai Aachi..
I have been a frequent visitor to ur blog. and a very silent admirer too. awesome set of recipes..
great is not the right adjective to describe the content.. keep rocking..... :)

Alex said...

Best tamilnadu chicken kolambu recipe ever i found on the net. Really authentic & delicious!!!

aruna said...

Hi Solai,
Iam excited to see your receipes
and tried some ,came well
do u know how to make
paal paniyaram

ravi said...

Hello Solai, Few questions on this chicken chettinad recipe..Appreciate any advice u can provide..
1. I made this kuzhambhu milagai thool and it came out well (Thanks for the recipe..its a li'l bit too hot for me tho'..but my friends like it). Can I add this podi instead of chili powder and coriander powder in "grind No.1"?
2. In "grind No 2" why do we need to add poppy seeds. Does it change thickness or add different flavor ??
3. Can I sautee the marinated chicken pieces in med-high heat for 1-2 mins to seal the outside before adding to gravy? I heard this helps trap moisture. Whats ur opinion?
4. I saw another website talking about adding kalpasi and jathipoo to the same dish. Are these used in chettinad houses. What do you think. Here's the link. http://www.spiceindiaonline.com/chicken_chettinad
I like ur recipes better as it looks more authentic and u learnt it from ur mom or grandma.

john said...

Chettinad Chicken dish looks so beautiful with the colours. Yummy! I love chicken. Can't wait to see your posting, my mouth is watering. Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

Thanks

Sam
My site

Bubli said...

Dear Achi,

Thanks for your recipes, I recently tried the chettinad Chicken it came out so well. I am a vegetarian, hence i did not taste it , but got all the appreciation from my husband. Thanks again.

I had tried the recipe with Chicken legs or Chicken drumstick thats available in US, so it added more taste to the dish.

Bubli said...

Dear Achi,

Thanks for the wonderful recipes you post. I recently tried the Chettinad chicken & it came out so well. I am a vegetarian so did not taste it, but got all the appreciation from my husband. Thanks again.

I had tried the recipe with Chicken legs or Chicken drumsticks which we get in US, which added more taste to the dish.

regards
Meena

priyadarsini said...

Dear Aachi,

Paarthaale saappidanumpola romba aasaiya irukku :) My dad had a lot of Chettiar colleagues, so I've always loved the Chettinad NV as a kid. I was very happy to have come across your site. Btw, totally 20 small onions and garlic pods of which 10 each are ground, so when you say "mince the garlic, onion..." in the Procedure section, do you mean the remaining 10 onions and garlic pods?

Thanks a lot.

/Priya S

priyadarsini said...

Oops! I meant 30 small onions of which 20 are left after grinding...

selsen said...

You are the BEST achi, Chettinad chicken came out perfect, i can't compare the taste of your dish with mine, atleast it looked alike, but it tasted perfect to me...Thanks

Gaya3 said...

Hello Aunty,
This is a very beautiful recipe.I will definitely try this

Sowmya Pillai said...

Hello Aunty,
Thanks for this recipe..After having chettinad food from a restaurant, I was trying to see if I could make it at home and your recipe made my dish tastier than the restaurant food..

Hats off to you..

Suganya said...

OMG!! I tried this recipe at home and absolutely loved it. Very authentic. I don't have to go to the restaurants anymore. Awesome taste. My husband loved it too. It will be regular dish in our household. It is a very nice blog too. Will certainly check it out regularly.Beautiful work!!

Olivia Kanna said...

Hi Achi!

This is Olivia from Vancouver. I was really excited to see all the recipes in your blog because my husband and I have always loved Chettinad cuisine. I tried the Chettinad Chicken recipe this morning, and it came out really well. It tasted fantastic with idlis. My husband said it reminded him of the chicken gravy we had in Karaikudi Restaurant in Madurai 15 years ago( thanks to you!!!).

Continue the good work!

Water said...

Really Yummy dish - only concern was lack of curry - everything was thick like a paste. I decided to add water as needed through multiple steps..

Solai Chidambaram said...

Yes Mr.Water.You can add water at any stage to make the gravy of your liked consistency.Only thing is that the gravy should be boiled for 5 more minutes after adding water

Prasee said...

Hi Aachi,
Tried this recipe today and it came out so good. I have made chettinad chicken before but this is the best of all.Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

subashini said...

solai iam going to try this recipe by this weekend.ONE MORE THINK I NEED MASALA PODI RECIPE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR KIRAIKULAMBU.AND I NEED CHICKEN MASAL PODI.IF U KNOW LET ME KNOW

Solai Chidambaram said...

subashini,the beauty of chettinad cooking is that we dont use different masala powders.The main thing used is the kuzhambu milagai thool and its recipe has been blogged in masala powder section.For karakuzhambu use chilli powder and corriander powder in 1:2 ratio.dont confuse yourself with so many powders in the kitchen

Elavarasan said...

Dear Mam,

My wife is pregnant now; so I'm her dedicated cook for another 7 more months (We live in the US, so, should be on our own)

She asked for Chettinad Chicken and I googled for it, as usual. I think I'm visiting your blog first time (never seen this recipe before). I thought I would give it a try.

I came out wonderful; my wife said this is the best ever dish I've ever made (I'm a decent cook; have made lots of dishes for her so far). I too loved it a lot.

I never comment on any blogs. But, I thought I'd do it this time just to say Thanks to you.

Thank You.

Solai Chidambaram said...
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Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou Elavarasan.Your comment has made me happy than any other.Very happy that you are trying to replace your inlaws now by providing tasty food to your wife.great work.Keep going.

Liju said...

hi solai..
iam a very recent fan of chettinad style of cooking and I want to learn the authentic way of doing it.. now in you recipe.. when you say mince onions, garlic and tomato.. how much amount you have not specified in your recipe.. please do .. thanks

Liju said...

Dear solai, no words can describe how tasty this dish came out. Iam a big fan of chettinad and your recipe was perfect. I tempered the dish with a handful of curry leaves at the end to suit my taste buds. Thank you and rest assured I will be coming back for more..!!!

Sunita said...

Dear Solai Aunty

I am fan and i always cook recipes from your web site. I tried this Chettinad Chicken recipe twice but i dont know why my chicken was very pale coloured. Your picture shows the chicken is in red colour.

So normally i add chili powder and turmeric powder to bring the redness to the chicken. If not the chicken curry will look more whitish .. am i doing something wrong?

Thank you

Warm regards
Anne sunita

Solai Chidambaram said...

sunita,dont add too much turmeric powder.Moreover you have to cook in low fire for long time.As time goes by the chicken will get colour.Dont worry too much about colour

Balaji said...

thanks for the recipe. It came out too good. thanks!

Pugazh said...

really great dish i had today

thanks

Narayanasamy said...

I am a new comer to your website. I have a question and suggestion. Under Chettinad Chicken, it is mentioned under inredients - small onions 30, and under grind No.1 - small onions 10. Are 10 small onions under grind no 1 is part of 30 small onions under incredients? This applies to garlic also.

Also, it will be better to give in weight - instead of number, since small can be any size.

Narayanasamy said...

I am a new comer to your website. I have a question and suggestion. Under Chettinad Chicken, it is mentioned under inredients - small onions 30, and under grind No.1 - small onions 10. Are 10 small onions under grind no 1 is part of 30 small onions under incredients? This applies to garlic also.

Also, it will be better to give in weight - instead of number, since small can be any size.

Solai Chidambaram said...

No,Narayan it is seperate.Now a days I am giving snaps of all ingredients to make things more clear.I find it difficult to weigh things while I am cooking since I photagraph While I cook for the day.

WhyteHousieBala said...

I made this dish day before yesterday for my Fnd's b'day..It tasted like Chicken Khurma... Is it the actual taste or Have I added more cocunut powder?

WhyteHousieBala said...

Also, We don't get small onions here @ London.. Hence I replaced small onions with large onion in this proportion 2 large onions = 30small onions.. does it make any diff if I cook the dish with large onions... When I cooked this on Monday, it reminded me of Mom's food.. tasted same.. tasted like Aviyal that we make @ home..

Salt and Pepper said...

Ultimate chettinad chicken curry. It is mouthwatering while looking at it. It melts in the mouth while eating. We usually eat little hot so we added 2 more chilly poweder. Taste is unbelievable.

This is first item we have tried from your site. Definitely, we will cook rest of the receipes as and when time permits.

The second person in we (is my husband), he cooks really good as well.

Overall we enjoyed the curry with Roti.

Salt and Pepper said...

It is good. It is mild hot to our taste. I should have added 3 more hot red chilly to make it excellant.

SomethingToSay said...

Hi Achi,

I am new to NV cooking.. And ur recipes are so easy to follow and today i tried ur chettinad chicken and it was awesome :) Tell us beginners more tips like about how to know if the chicken is completely and properly cooked or not...

Thnx,
Sukanya

Solai Chidambaram said...

sowmya,our tounge is the best judge.Taste in between and check wether it is cooked.Even now sometimes we do that

umayalrakesh said...

hi solai, i have a doubt. I heard that chettinad cuisine is purely vegetarian. is it ture? can u explain this to me ???

Solai Chidambaram said...

Umayal,chettinad cusine is famous for its non-veg items.But you are right.In one part of chettinad ie,Devakottai all are pure vegetarians.All other parts of chettinad relish the non-veg cooking

Ram said...

Nice one achi....i'm going to try this now....

RAJINI said...

hai iam new to the site.its very awesome dish .its very very tasty.

ilan said...

hi solai achi!

i was very excited when i received my chettind chicken recipe comments....its awesome achi! u know everyone says wonderful recipe u have made ....very tasty...keep it up...really its very nice achi! thanks for ur recipe ....now i came to search how to cook (navarathna)vellai kurma for chappathi..i got that recipe...bubye take care!

priya said...

hi solai achi!

i was very excited when i received my chettinad chicken recipe comments...everyone says that u have made a wonderful recipe..very tasty,mouth watering....good keep it up...those comments are received frim my family...really its nice..now i came to search for (navarathna)vellai kurma for chappathi...i got that recipe...bubye take care

Chitra said...

Hi Solai,

Thank you for sharing the authentic chettinad chicken curry recipe. I just tried it out & has come out well. My husband a great food lover has given full marks for this. Thank you

Shankari said...

Hello Solai Aunty,

I liked your blog very much and bookmarked the same. Today going to try your 'Mizhaghu Kozhi Varuval' and 'Chicken Kuzhambhu'. Requesting you to include some sweet dishes too.

Thanks,
Shankari

meena said...

It came out really well:-)))) Im new to cooking and your recipes are helping me a lot:-))) thanks aachi

Sheebs said...

wonderful recipe. it came out so well.ur recipe blog is easy to understand and simple.

selva said...

I m from malaysia..I was googled more and satisfied...After seen ur dishes stopped google....Today i tried this dish..Really super..I m started to ur fan...Sure i will try more on ur chetinad dishes..I have request..Pls Give Suggestion how much glass water to add in all dishes....

sangee said...

Hi Aunty,
Tried your chkn, awsome, It was hit with my girls. I replaced the coconut to some onions and Pottukadalai, still came out awesome...
Please post some recipe with out much coconut and oil...
your Kovakkai also super, I make it very often. Thank you....

deepa said...

Hi aunty,

This recipe is awesome!!

Neha said...

Hello Solai Aunty,

I tried your chettinad chicken recipe yesterday, it was mouthwatering!! so yummy. Thank you so much. I love the chettinad cuisine and your blog just made my dreams of "cooking and eating authentic chettinad cuisine whenever I please" come true. Please keep posting more such recipes :)

Sathish said...

i am in us,my wife left to india for a vacation.I tried your chicken recipe,it came out fantastic.my wife will be surpised ,if i make this recipe.Thank you very much.

jaya said...

Hi Solai i run a small catering services in USA. i have tried many of your recipes on my Wednesday South Indian special. i love all your recipes. really spicy & full of flavor.Keep adding some more gravy items so that we can all benefit from your wonderful recipes
Thanks
Ravi

hari said...

Vanakan madam the recipe is really great it was very much helpfull to add in our sundays menu...thanks once again

Priya said...

Achi,,
I'm a recent visitor to your blog... I started cooking only few months ago. All your recipes help me alot. My hubby really likes evrything i cook out of your recipes................

Ammaa kku aduthu neenga dhaan en samaiyal guru...

Love you sooooo much!!!!!!!!!

Priya

Solai Chidambaram said...

thanks priya.Happy to see your comment.

Sathya Raj said...

I tried this dish few times for the party. It came out really well and everyone appreciated. All credit goes to you. Thanks Aunty.
With Luv
Raj

remindkumar said...

Hi Solai Achi,

I tried this dish today. and it was so taste.. feeling like in chetinad after long time.

Thanks for posting this receipe.

presilla said...

hi aachi,
I tried this and it came out well if i dont add coconut. IF i add coconut it changes the color & taste also. EVen i felt the taste is very different if we add coconut at the end,
~sherly

Mathi said...

Hi Aachi,
Tried this today. It came out really well. Thank you so much..

Rekha said...

Hello Aunty..
All your recipies are yummy.. I tried kozhi rasam, chettinad chicken & kathrikai masal.. all were very great.. and my hubby liked it very much & without any complaints for the first time...
Am so happy.. Thank you so much aunty...

Ramya said...

Hi Madam...
This is the first time i'm visited your site and tried Chettinad Chicken.. Awesome dish. Me and My husband enjoyed the dish so much.. Madam, thanks a lot for posting the recipes...

Sharadha Manickam said...

Hi Madam..

Today i tried out this receipe and came out very well. However, i hadnt marinated the chicken with kozhambu melagai thool, so may be i dint get the taste it was to suppose to have.. so chked out ur masala powder blog.. wld try with that out!!! thanks a loooott for you great receipes

Tina said...

Dear Solai Achi,
Over the years I have cooked the chicken so many ways but none of it was appreciated by my husband so much like your Chettinad chicken recipe. You are great !!!
Regards,
Tina

sumaira said...

Jerk Chicken recipe is very amazing,Thanks for sharing! I will try it at home.

ARJUN said...

Thanks so much for sharing your traditional recipe.

Kohinoor

Surekha said...

That's a great receipe Solai aunty. I have tried many of your recipes and they arre all wonderful. MY husband is a big fan of yours :). Do u know to cook muyal? I would love to learn that from you :)

jayapraba said...

Thank you for the recipe... this new and awesome....i am going to prepare today...

jusblue said...

I made it today and it was awesome! Thanks!

chints247 said...

Hello Solai Madam, This is Ritesh, a bong from Houston, Texas. I tried your chicken chettinaad and it turned out to be really yummy. Thanks a lot for the wonderful explanations. Ill try your other dishes.

Unknown said...

Hi solai

I tried it came very good.

Did u post sweet sulium in your blog?

I am in US.I am more eager to try..

Let me know,

Thx
-Valliammai

ranjanisanthosh said...

Hi I tried this one last week and it came very nice. This is my first non-veg dish. Thanks for your receipe.

Me! said...

hey i had a question. i tried it. but in the onion paste ( to grind 1), i had a strong raw onion taste. should i have fried the ingredients before grinding them?

Solai Chidambaram said...

hey onion paste should give raw flavor.I dont recommend using it instead of onion

selvakumaran muthu said...

madame , i tried two chicken dishes both turned amazing , thanks

Jegan said...

Hi Solai - all ur recipes are superb and twice i have tried Chettinad chicken and its simply amazing...

kuttygayu said...

hello amma.... i tried ur chettinad chicken and it came out really well. -although the color did not come exactly as ur's. the taste was really good.

Thank u so much for all these recipes. it is really helpful for people like me who live abroad. do add more chettinad recipes..

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this recipe,came out awesome,words can't express,the blend of masala esp fresh ground in the chicken is giving a wonderful taste to the dish,it's going very well with everything rice,dosa,we used to have this at restaurants,now we can try at home and eat often,I never thought I would cook like this,it's because of your blog,nobody will give out their culinary secrets as clearly as you give,people will tell superficially,but certain things they will with hold,thank you very much for the fabulous blog,skl

Pri said...

Hello ,

I tried ur recipe today . It came out very well. And my little one liked it alot.

Thanks
Priya

Divyakala said...

Hi ,

I'm new to cooking and this is the first ever time I cooked chicken. Your recipe was a perfect guide, my family loved it. Did as u hav specified, the chicken was perfectly cooked,.. overall AWESOME dish!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Planning to try out all your dishes..
-divyakala

ManikandaPrabhu M said...

Hi,

We were looking for authentic chettinad chicken dish and we ended up in your blog...

The dish has come out very well :) thanks for the recipe.

Will visit you blog frequently...

Preeti said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Chettinad Chicken recipe. I made it a couple of times and both times the dish turned out consistently tasty (second time I used fresh coconut so it was a bit runny and not as dark as yours). A friend of ours who is a picky eater, loved it and requested I make it again! Considering his wife is an awesome cook, it was a great compliment to me. Many thanks!!

poorna sy said...

It was a super dish. I reduced the QTY of garlic. Isn't 20 pods tooooo.....much?

Ansh said...

Hello aunt Solai

Thank you for the Chettinad chicken recipe.

I like your process but I have a question which I hope you can answer. I have years of experience cooking various ethnic foods and my question comes from this experience.

The right kind of oil can differentiate between a good dish and a unearthly dish. I would like to know what kind of oil is used in traditional Chettinad method for this dish? Since I don't think you will be able to answer this before I make this dish for the first time (in a few hours), I am going to use 3 tablespoons Desi Ghee combined with 1 Tablespoons of genuine, unfiltered coconut oil. The coconut oil should accentuate grated coconut which is part of your recipe. I will let you know how it comes out.

I think one other difference between how you cook your dishes in India and how we can in the USA (where I am) is in the raw material - the chicken. The raw chicken here comes quite watery in a packet and on top of that people may wash it before cooking. That much water in the chicken is not a good thing as it can ruin pretty much any dish. To accommodate for this, I wash and pat dry my chicken pieces with paper towel until there is no moisture left in the chicken.

Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

Ansh

arun bheeman said...

Solai Akka,
The Dish turned out fantastic and all my friends appreciated me much fo that. All credit is not for me and its all yours. Thanks Akka

Ram said...

me and my wife are cooking this recipe . Fingers crossed :P

Unknown said...

hello achi,
can i make this gravy with soya chunks or eggs as we don't eat chicken. can paneer be substituted with chicken?

Solai Chidambaram said...

Soya chunks can be substituted for chicken by vegetarians.

Surdeep said...

Ma'am,

The recipe is really good and it turned out really well. I'm not a cook by any stretch of imagination but I was able to cook this, thanks to your wonderful recipe and simple explanation.

Cheers,

Suru

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Authentic recipe. Tried and ended up with awesome tantalizing chicken gravy. Thank you very much.

Rosoban said...

I'm a Bengali foodie, I was first introduced to authentic chettinad recipe during my 3.5 years stay in South India. After I returned to Kolkata, I have been searching for the same taste for a long time...finally I saw your blog and try out the same at home...it's just not all about food, it's also about cherishing the past Bangalore/Chennai days. And that only possible because of you...I've no words to thank you...

Sangeetha M said...

Recently tried this chettinad chicken, liked it very much. Spice & flavor was so good..Me n my H loved it, spicy & delicious chicken recipe...I even posted it on my blog with linking back to your recipe. I even tried your chettinad fish fry, my kids n H liked it! Thanks for the wonderful recipes.

Jeyashree B said...

Thank you for the authentic recipe! I tried the Chettinad chicken today and came out really well! My husband enjoyed it. Please post more of such recipes.

Abhay Kannojia said...

Hi Solai , I may be wrong, but chettinad without black peppercorn and low chilies like two green chilli and one spoon red chill powder is difficult for me to understand .If i remove coco nut , there is no difference between chicken masala and chettinad given by you

Solai Chidambaram said...

Abhay,this is the preparation that we folow in chettinad homes.I dont know about restaurents.There is a wrong concept that chettinad dishes are spicy.it is a wrong myth.I am a chettiar lady and we at home do like this

Arun Subramaniam said...

Hello Solai..!!

I tried this one and really enjoyed it. Very delicious and mouth watering. I added little bit of pepper to increase the spice level.

Thanks,
Arun
Pittsburgh,USA

Mahesh Kumar said...

I did it today aachi..
Superb! My wife liked it much..