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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Chettinad Chicken Roast

Chettinad Chicken Roast is a dry Chicken dish where Chicken is cooked with no water except the water from the water in the Chicken and fresh ground Chettinad masala.
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
Cloves/Laung: 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.

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