• Chettinad Chicken Masala

    Ingredients

    Chicken 1 kg 
    Onion 200 g, finely chopped
    Tomatoes 200 g, finely chopped
    Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
    Ginger-garlic paste 50 g
    Curry Leaves 40 g
    Oil 1 tbsp
    Salt to taste
    For Chettinad masala
    Dry red chilies 4 or 5 
    Cloves 2 
    Javatri 4 
    Green Cardamoms 2 
    Bay Leaves 2 small sticks
    Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
    Kalpasi (Sea weed) 
    Fennel seed 1 tsp
    Fenugreek seed 1 tsp
    Coriander Powder 4 tsp
    Black Pepper corns 1 tsp
    Fry all these items and grind into a fine powder

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    Methods

    1.Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves (with the stem) along with onions and green chilies. When the onions become soft add ginger-garlic paste.
    2. The mixture will leave out an aroma, now add tomatoes. Add turmeric powder and the chicken. Sprinkle little water and cook until the chicken gets tender. 
    3. Now add the Chettinad Masala and add salt to taste. Fry until the masala gives out a good aroma.