Chettinad Chicken

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Recipe by Brian Holley

Chicken curry with a good range of ingredients, the poppy seeds give a nutty taste, this is one of my HOT curries. Deep flavoured and satisfying. Use as a main dish with rice and pappads.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast the poppy seeds in a dry pan till brown.Cool them and crush them. Soak them in a little water for 15 minutes.
  2. Grind the coconut, poppy seeds with the cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, fennel seeds and turmeric to make aa paste.
  3. Heat the oil and fry the onions till golden, add the ginger and garlic cook for 2 minutes Add the chilli powder and the spice paste with 2 tbsp water, fry on low heat 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and fry for 10 minutes Add the tomatoes.
  5. When the liquid has been absorbed add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.
  6. Cook uncovered till chicken is tender, add the lime juice, curry leaves and chopped coriander.

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