Recipe Chicken Chettinad | South Indian Chicken Curry

Chicken Chettinad | South Indian Chicken Curry


This is one of South India's famous chicken curries. Fresh ground spices sourced from across South India forms the base of Chettinad cooking. This region of Tamil Nadu has historically been known for it's spicy and exotic cuisine. Chicken Chettinad is a rich, spicy chicken curry- filled with an aroma emanating from these spices. Best had with lemon rice/appam. A must try @home for cooking affocianodes. Please hit the like button and share with family and friends if you really like this amazing revipe.


  • Curry leaves - 15-20
  • Chopped tomato - 1 large
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Chopped onion - 1 large
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 th tsp
  • Chicken - 500 gms
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 lemon

For Chettinad masala:

  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cardamoms - 3-4
  • black pepper corns - 15-20
  • Cloves - 3-4
  • Cinamon stick - 1 inch


  • Dry red chillies - 4 pcs
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable oi - 3 tbsp

Enjoy your meal!

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