June 30, 2010

Authentic Chettinad Chicken Kuzhambu

When I think of Authentic Chettinad dishes, I just go to the one and only Solai Aunty's True Chettinad Kitchen for it. I have prepared another Chettinad Chicken Gravy..but it was my style. I was planning to try this recipe for a long time. As Sunday afternoon is reserved for spicy non veg dishes I prepared this gravy and it was an instant hit.As the recipe was from a experienced cook, did not want to do any changes just followed the recipe.It's surely a must try recipe.Never miss it when you have the time !!!!

For the kuzhambu milagai thool mentioned in the marination section, I had used Aachi brand thool which is good and has good flavor.


Chicken - 1 lb
Pearl Onions - 30 no
Tomato - 2 no
Garlic pods - 15 no
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves
Coriander Leaves
Mint Leaves
Salt for taste
Oil - 3 tsp

For Marination

Ginger Garlic - 1 tsp
Kuzhambu Milagai thool - 1 tsp
Salt - little
Curd - 1 tsp

For Grind 1

Ginger - 1 piece
Garlic - 10 pods
Pearl Onion - 10 no
Green Chilly - 2 no
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp

For Grind 2

Grated coconut - 5 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 6 no
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

For Seasoning

Cinnamon - 2 no
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Clove - 2 no
Cardamom - 2 no
Bay leaf - 2 no

  • Wash and cut chicken to medium size pieces.
  • Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned under marination for about 1 hour.
  • Grind the ingredients mentioned in grind 1 and grind 2 into separate paste and keep aside.
  • Heat kadai, add oil and add items given under seasoning one after other in medium flame.
  • Add chopped pearl onions followed by crushed garlic and saute until it onion turns translucent.
  • Add curry leaves followed by tomatoes,salt,turmeric powder and saute well until oil separates.
  • Add ground masala 1 and saute well until raw smell is gone.
  • Sprinkle little water to the masala so that it is cooked well.
  • Add chicken and mix well. Roast the chicken in the masala for few minutes in medium flame.
  • Add little water and allow it to cook in a closed state for 10 minutes.
  • Add ground paste 2 and allow it to cook for 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rice/rotis.



really delicious chicken kuzhambu love to have it with fried rice.. what a nice color perfect one shabitha

wow, really looks thick and creamy. love this spicy dish.

I love chettinad cuisine much, chicken kuzhambu looks prefect and makes me hungry..

wow..delicious mouthwatering chicken

Looks really good and spicy!

Looks too good, wish I can taste it now with roti...

Looks tempting...just so perfect...nice click dear

I usually have chettinad chicken from restaurants..nice to see the authentic recipe..

Hmm Chettinad dishes are so soo good. Looks so good and delicious color Shabitha..Love it..

Kairali sisters

Love chettinad dishes.. the chicken curry looks yummy...

making me hunngry and droooling over the dish...yum yum

This is such a mouth watering and authentic dish! Looks spicy and delicious! Will certainly try it out. Bookmarked!

delicious curry... thick, rich and creamy!

My favorite...looks super yummy!!!

Superb dish, mouthwatering preparation...I bought a bunch of shallots from the market this time, gonna fix something chettinad:):)

Hy dear,

A unique and interesting recipe.!
Loved the look of the curry.
Thanx for sending this delicious recipe to the event " I love my Dad "
Have a wonderful day...:)

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