Chicken Chettinad Recipe-min

Chicken Chettinad Recipe

The chicken Chettinad recipe is one of the most famous dishes from the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. Chettinad is one of the regions of Tamil Nadu and it is very famous for its culture, architecture, and food recipes. Today here we are going to learn, how to make a chicken Chettinad recipe at home in simple steps.


  • 1kg Chicken without skin
  • 2 tsp of Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp of Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp of Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of Cumin seeds
  • 6-8 dried red chilies
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder
  • 1 Onion, large
  • 2 tsp of chopped Ginger
  • 2 tsp of chopped Garlic
  • 1/2 Star anise
  • 1 tsp of Red chili powder
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 Lemon
  • 10-12 of Curry’s leaves
  • 1/2 cup of Oil
  • Fresh coriander to Garnish
  • Salt To Taste


  1. Cut the chicken into small pieces and wash it thoroughly.
  2. With the vegetable, the cutter cut the onions and tomatoes separately.
  3. In a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and add red chilies, grated coconut, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and fennel seeds and roast it nicely.
  4. Then add chopped ginger – garlic and grind it to make a soft paste.
  5. Take a vessel and heat the oil, then fry onions till they turn a golden brown color. Now add grinded paste and fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes, red chili powder, and turmeric powder and fry till tomatoes become soft.
  7. after that add chicken, mix well, and cook for 5 more minutes, then 2 cups of water and lemon juice.
  8. Cover the vessel with a lid and cook until the chicken gets boiled, in between open the lid and stir with a wooden stick two times.
  9. The hot and spicy chicken Chettinad recipe is ready.
  10. Finally, garnish the chicken Chettinad recipe with coriander leaves and chopped spring onions and serve with hot rice, butter naan, or Rotis.

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