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Chettinad Pepper Chicken



Chettinad Pepper Chicken

Chettinad pepper chicken is a delicious,hot and spicy chicken. It has an aromatic spice blend which is unique in Chettinad dishes.It is a dry version which you can also make with gravy.This pepper chicken is a perfect accompaniment with rice,appam or chapathi.

Ingredients

Chicken-1 Kg
Shallots/Onion- finely chopped- 1 cup
Ginger garlic- finely chopped- 3 tbs
Tomato-finely chopped- 3 medium
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves- 2 springs

For tempering
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Crushed garlic- 3 cloves
Cumin seeds- 1/3 tsp
Whole black pepper- a few
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon- 1 inch thick- 2 pieces
Cardamon -3
Cloves- 4-5



Cut and clean chicken and keep aside. Finely chop onion and tomatoes and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when the splutter add the rest of the ingredients listed under 'to temper' and fry till there is a nice aroma.
Next add chopped shallots,curry leaves and a little salt and fry till shallots changes color. Add finely minced ginger garlic (or make a paste) and saute till all this turns slightly brown.
Add turmeric powder and the clean chicken and mix well.  Stir and continue cooking for around 3-4 minutes till the chicken changes color and outside gets slightly browned up.
Add coriander powder, chilli powder,pepper powder,fennel powder and cumin powder to the chicken and mix and coat well. Cover and cook the chicken in medium flame. No need to add water.the chicken will ooze water and will get cooked in its own juice. Cook for about 20 minutes or till the gravy thickens or if you like the dry version cook till the masala gets well coated on the chicken.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. Am drooling over here..looks inviting!!

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  2. Nice peppery chicken fry..Drool-worthy recipe :)

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  3. wow I like this dry fry pepper chicken, drooling!!!

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  4. wow how inviting is this chicken :) sure will try this chechi lovely clicks too

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  5. Restaurant style ! Looks great.

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  6. looks fantastic... delicious and flavourful...

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  7. yummy n delicious chicken...
    Maha

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  8. My hubby loves chettinad cuisine a lot.. This looks so tempting.. Will try this version sometime..

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  9. Very tempting and inviting..yummy

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  10. Yummy and tasty...
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  11. Enatmmo,kothiyayaittu vayya.Drooling here..Super yummy spicy and what a nice presentation.Clean and tempting Dear..Pass me the plate.

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  12. Enatmmo,kothiyayaittu vayya.Drooling here..Super yummy spicy and what a nice presentation.Clean and tempting Dear..Pass me the plate.

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  13. woww..im drooling here...superb snap.....

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  14. Feel like digging into it right away...so scrumptious!!

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  15. you are tempting now with this beautiful click dear.. simply superb..

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  16. Chettinad dishes must be spicy and I luv this so much.

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  17. Hmm... very tempting yaar.. Congrauts!!

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  18. Looks super good Suja. Nice pictures !!

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  19. I love chettinad chicken and this looks wonderfully tasty.

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  20. Bookmarked , very nice preparation

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  21. OMG, seriously looking soooo yummy :)

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  22. Those chicken thighs looks absolutely irresistible,fingerlicking definitely.

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  23. hi suja , a very rich spicy recipe- looks very delicious- the aroma must be fantastic too

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  24. Too good..... Mouth watering recipe, Happy to follow you.

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  25. I want to grab this chicken from your site. it is soo inviting and delicious. Great Click.

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  26. Wow. Chicken looks very good. Happy Pongal dear !

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  27. Mouthwatering n spicy fry..looks tempting

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  28. Absolutely droolworthy preparation..hugs and smiles

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  29. I want to try it. Not the recipe, but the final product!

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  30. this is truly a must try recipe..just love to have this spicy chettinad chicken

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