Chettinad Chicken Curry

a special gravy

Recipe by sneha of Abu Dhabi, AE

this authentic gravy is good to be eaten with rice and is savoured well with its spices.try it out and post in your comments.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 kg chicken
    • 1 medium sized onion
    • 1 medium tomato
    • 1 tsp saunf
    • 4-5 tsps copra
    • 1 tsp poppy seeds
    • 2 inches of ginger
    • 8 pods of garlic
    • 3-4 cloves
    • 1 inch cinnamon
    • 5-6 casews
    • 1 tsp dhaniya
    • 4 tsps of red chilli powder
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • salt to taste
    • a bunch of coriander


    1. Dry roast saunf, poppy seeds, cashew, cloves, cinnamon and dhaniya.
    2. Now pour in oil and also fry the ginger garlic, onions and tomatoes and grind all the ingredients together  along with coriander leaves making a smooth paste.
    3. Heat oil again and add the chicken pieces and the turmeric, salt and red chilli powder and keep frying on high for few minutes.add in the paste and again cook till chicken coats with masala and oil seperates.
    4. Pour in some water and pressure cook till 3 whistles and chicken is now ready to serve.


    jean chaurasia

    I think you have left out one main ingredient - black pepper corns.