Chettinad Chicken | South Indian Chicken Curry | Chicken Recipes | Recipe by Varun Inamdar


Learn How To Make Chettinad Chicken Curry Recipe, a South Indian Chicken Recipe by Chef Varun Inamdar. Make this delicious and spicy Chettinad Chicken Recipe in simple, quick and easy method, at your home and share your experience with us in the comments below.

For Marination:-
½ kg Chicken, Curry cut
½ tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp. Lemon juice
Salt as required

For Seasoning:-
2 tbsp. Sesame Oil
15 nos. Shallots (sliced)
Salt as required
3 sprigs curry leaves

For Chettinad Masala:-
1 tbsp. seasame oil
¼ cup fresh Coconut grated
2 nos. Bay leaves
3 tbsp. Coriander Seeds
6 nos.Red Chilli Bedgi
1 tbsp. Black Pepper 
1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
1 tsp. Fennel Seeds
1 Green Cardamom
1 Black Cardamom
2 Black Stone Flowers
1 Star Anise
8 Cloves
1 blade of Mace
1 inch piece Cinnamon
6-8 cloves of garlic
1 inch Ginger
1 tsp. Tamarind paste
Pinch of fenugreek seeds
Water as required

Corriander for garnishing

The marination:-
– Mix the curry cut chicken with lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

The Chettinad Masala:-
– In a pan heat oil and add coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorn, blades of mace, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, green cardamom and black cardamom. Saute while keeping the flame on moderate.
– Now add bay leaves, stone flower, garlic, dry red chillies and toast these spices till deep brown in colour.
– Transfer the roasted spices onto a plate and let it cool down to room temperature.
– In the same pan roast grated coconut on moderate flame until brown in colour and trasnfer onto a plate and let it cool down to room temperature.
– Once the roasted spices and cocont have cooled down, transfer them into a mixer/grinder and add fenugreek seeds, ginger, tamarind past and water. Grind everything to a fine paste.

The Seasoning:-
– Heat oil in a pan and add shallots, curry leaves and saute on medium flame until shallots are golden brown.
– Now add the marinated chicken and turn the flame on high and saute for 2-3 minutes.
– Once the chicken has seared well, add the Chettinad Masala, water, salt and bring it to a boil.
– Lower the flame, cover with a lid and let it cook for 15-10 minutes.
– Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Chicken Chettinad is ready! HAPPY COOKING!!!

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  1. This is a wonderful recipe.I tried this and even for a beginner,people,I'm not boasting ,it came out awesome.All credit goes to the vivid description.He has got good culinary and anchoring skills.I love this guy.

  2. Amazing recipe. I made few edits to suit my taste and it was fabulous. Already subscribed! 🙂

    I have a question though, why do you roast the chicken and then add the masala and cook further? As usually in all Indian recipes you cook the masala first and then add chicken, as the chicken does not take much time to cook. In first method the chicken ends up being over cooked.

  3. GET CURRIED ❤️😘is the best you tube channel….❤️😘❤️😍😍 – I am now addicted!!!!!. Really love your presenting skills Varun – apart from Neelam bajwa. Having the right cooking pots is essential too – have made a complete mess of my Sabut Dhania and Zeera dishes many times until connecting to Get Curried!

  4. Thanks for another great cooking demo… how important are the curry leaves to this dish – they are quite expensive over here in the UK.. typically, £1.50 per sprig – don't want to compromise on taste but reluctant to buy 3 sprigs if it is possible to use less… maybe curry leaves are a key element and essential?

  5. Chef Varun, I'm an old woman learning to cook Indian dishes from your amazing videos. However, please, button your shirt so I can concentrate. As another comment stated, 'he's got swag'–and so you do. You're an amazing young chef who deserves a wide audience or a show of your own.


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