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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chettinad Pepper Chicken


1 1/2lb Chicken (bite-size)
1 yellow onion (chopped)
2 tomato (chopped)
1 1/2tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 serrano peppers or 3 green chilli (chopped)
6-7 Curry leaves
1tsp Black peppercorns

1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
3 green cardamom
1-2 Bay leaf

1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1 1/2tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tbsp Chilli powder
1/2tbsp Cumin powder

4tbsp oil
How to:
  • In a wide skillet, heat oil, add mustard seeds,when it splutters, add cumin seeds through bay leaf.
  • Add chopped onions and saute until golden brown.
  • Now add turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and curry leaves and cook until raw smell disappears.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and cook till its completely mashed.
  • Now add the chicken along with salt, mix well and cook with lid closed.
  • Check the salt and cook few more mins, with lid closed.
  • Now crush the peppercorns and mix with the chicken.
  • Switch off and garnish with cilantro.
Serve with steamed rice or naan.

Thanks for trying my recipe and sending the picture of the chicken dish , Selva Priya. Glad you guys liked it. 

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