• Chettinad Pepper Chicken Gravy

    Ingredients

    For Marination
    Chicken- 1 lb
    Lemon juice - 2 tsp
    Salt - 1/2 tsp
    Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
    To dry roast
    Dry Red chilies - 10
    Coriander seeds - 2 tblsp
    Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
    Fennel seeds - 2 tsp
    Pepper - 2 tsp
    Cashew - 10
    split roasted Gram - 2 tblsp
    Cinnamon - 4 "
    Cloves - 4
    cardomom - 4
    star anise - 2
    Mace - 2
    Shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
    For the Gravy
    Bay leaf - 2
    Black stone Flower - 2
    Onion - 3
    Tomato - 1
    Ginger - Garlic paste - 2 tblsp
    Red chilli - 1/4 tsp
    Coriander leaves
    curry leaves
    Salt
    Water - 1/4 cup
    Oil - 2 tblsp 

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    Methods

    1 .Cut the chicken into small pieces and marinate with lemon juice , salt and Turmeric powder for atleast 2 hrs.
    2 .Dry roast all the ingredients and make it to an fine powder or paste.
    3 .Heat oil in a kadai add bay leaf , Black stone flower and ginger garlic paste.
    4 .Now add onions and fry for 2 min.Then add chicken and saute well.
    5 .Pour the grounded masala to the chicken and fry it for some time.
    6 .Now add tomato ,chilli powder , salt and water.
    7 .Let the chicken cook and bring it to the desired consistency.
    8 .Add curry and coriander leaves .
    Serve hot with parathas , rotis and chappathis.