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Spicy Chicken Masala

Sanghi's picture
This dish is south indian special, from Karaikudi, Tamilnadu. Called chettinadu chicken curry. Very spicy dish that wakes up your senses.. Enjoy!!
Ingredients
  Chicken pieces 1⁄2 Kilogram, washed and cut into medium sized pieces (Marinate:)
  Curds 3 Tablespoon
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon (Adjust quantity as per taste)
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cashewnuts 7 (Make a paste)
  Milk 5 Tablespoon (Make a paste)
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch (Dry roast and make a fine powder:)
  Curry leaves 12 (Dry roast and make a fine powder:)
  Cloves 3 (Dry roast and make a fine powder:)
  Oil 4 Tablespoon (Rest of the ingredients:)
  Onions 2 Large, finely chopped
  Tomato 1 Large, finley chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon (adjust quantity as per taste)
  Cumin powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

1. Marinate chicken pieces in chilli powder, turmeric powder, curds and salt for 20 mts.

2. While the chicken pieces are marinating, make a paste of cashewnuts and milk. Keep aside.

3. Dry roast cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves for 1 mt and make a powder of them. Keep aside.

4. Heat 1 1/2 tbsps of oil in a cooking vessel. Add the onions and saute till pink. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute further for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

5. Add coriander pwd, cumin pwd, pepper pwd and combine well and fry for another minute.

6. Add the tomatoes and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Combine well and cook till oil separates.Turn off heat. Cool and grind the cooked masala. Keep aside this masala paste.

7. Heat 1 1/2 tbsps oil in a cooking vessel and add the marinated chicken and cook on high flame for 4-5 minutes, reduce heat and cook covered for another 4-5 minutes.

8. Add the ground masala paste, cashewnut paste and ground powder of cinnamon,cloves and curry leaves and combine well. Cook till chicken pieces are soft and you get the desired curry consistency. Adjust salt.

9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Chettinad
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Spicy chicken masala

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4 Comments

srividya76's picture
Its delicious recipe and I love it.
Sanghi's picture
Dear Srividya, Thanks for your appreciation.
Petal's picture
Oh, this looks so good.
Sanghi's picture
Tthanks for your comment.