Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Chettinad Pepper Chicken

Chettinad cuisine is known for its spiciness and strong flavors. In Singapore, there are specialty Chettinad restaurants which serve authentic dishes from this cuisine. Easy on the pocket but heavy on taste and satisfaction. I was having a flu since past few days and what better cuisine than Chettinad to provide me some relief from it!

750 gms chicken, washed and cut
3 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 big tomato, chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2-3 green chillies, slit
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp black peppercorns, ground to a fine powder (not advisable to use store bought pepper powder)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp mustard oil

In a pan, heat the oil and splutter the cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Add the onions and fry till translucent. Add green chillies, curry leaves, and ginger garlic paste and sauté. Next add the tomatoes and fry till mushy. Add the dry spices along with the salt. Tip in the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover and cook till chicken is almost done. Now add the ground pepper and cook for 5-10 minutes or until done. Remove from heat and serve hot with plain rice/ roti/naan.


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