Chettinad Chicken Pepper Masala

Ingredients

For the Masala Powder –

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3 tbsp peppercorns
  • 2 dry red chillies

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp mixed whole spices (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom)
  • 4 onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 500 ml water
  • 5 tsp Chettinad masala powder
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Dry roast all the ingredients for masala powder. Cool and grind to a fine powder. Set aside
  2. In a pan, heat oil
  3. Add whole spices and onions
  4. Sauté till the onions turn brown
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes
  6. Add the tomatoes and sauté .
  7. Once the tomatoes are soft, add turmeric powder and salt
  8. Add the chicken pieces and cook till brown and the water has evaporated
  9. Add warm water and let it boil
  10. Cover and cook for 15 minutes
  11. Add the ground masala
  12. Cook until the moisture evaporates
  13. Add curry leaves and mix
  14. Cover and cook for another 15 minutes
  15. Check for seasoning and turn off the heat

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