Monday, 26 January 2009

Pepper Chicken Chettinad

Pepper Chicken Chettinadu Recipe

Pepper Chicken Chettinadu
PEPPER CHICKEN CHETTINAD
(Pepper chicken in TamilNadu style)
Spiced with pepper this dish is ideal for the winter & rainy seasons.Very good for your appetite.
I just made it today for my in-laws , they are having a fever.
I am waiting for their response and will post it soon.

Things needed :
Chicken - 1 kg
Onion - 2 big finely chopped 250 gm
Tomatoes - 2 finely chopped 200 gm
Pepper - 4 tsp
Ginger - Garlic - 1 full sp
Mustard seeds - 1 leveled tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 leveled teaspoon
1/2 tsp turmeric ,1 sp chilly powder , 2 sp coriander powder , 1 sp fennel seeds

Preparation method :
Clean the chicken,make pierces on it,marinate with 3 tsp pepper & 2 tsp salt . keep for 2 hrs in the refrigerator.

Heat some oil in a nonstick vessel , shallow fry the chicken pieces.
So that the chicken pieces wont go separated while cooking.

In the same vessel add mustard seeds & 1 tsp cumin seeds .allow to spluter .




Add the garam masalas into this..... 4- cloves, 3 cardamom crushed , 2 bay leaves broken, 3 small 1 inch pieces of cinnamon.
The cloves will splutter. Then add the chopped onions, green chillies and saute until transparent.

Add the ginger- garlic paste and saute until its rawness goes.

Add 1/2 tsp turmeric , saute until rawness goes.










Add tomatoes chopped, 1 sp chilly powder , 2 sp coriander powder , 1 sp fennel seeds crushed saute & cook until tomatoes are mashed.








Add the chicken pieces.

Add a 1/4 cup water, mix and cook until the chicken becomes tender.

Add 1 tsp pepper while cooking .

Garnish with curry leaves .





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