The dish is a great starter, appetizer or a side dish.
Even the kids enjoyed the spices in this dish.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Serves : 4
Adapted from : Yummy Tummy Aarthi
For Chettinad Masala:
Coriander Seeds/Dhanialu : 3 tablespoons
Cumin seeds/ Jeera : 1 teaspoon
Dry red Chili: 6
Fennel seeds/Saunf : 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon: 1" stick
Black stone flower: 2 pieces
Green cardamom/Elachi: 4
Black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
Star Anise : 1
Chicken : 750 gms with bones
Onion : 1 large sliced
Green chilies: 3 slit
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Turmeric: 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Cilantro/coriander leaves: 1/4 cup
Dry roast all the ingredients listed for masala, cool it off and grind into a fine powder.
Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large pan and add onions, curry leaves and green chilies. Sauté till the onions turn translucent. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric and fry for 30 seconds. Add chicken and fry on medium for 5 minutes. Close lid and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in between.
Open lid, add the fresh ground masala, red chili powder, salt, mix well and fry on medium hi heat for 7-8 minutes. Turn off the stove, add cilantro and mix well.
Serve hot as a side dish or an appetizer.