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20 Mar 2013

chettinad chicken

     Chicken                          ½ kg    
     Onion                              2       
     Tomato                            2 
     Yoghurt                           ½ cup 
     Turmeric pwd                   ½ tsp 
     Lemon juice                      2 tbsp 
    Cinnamon                         1     
    Cardamom                        2 
    Red chilly                         6 or 7 
    Cloves                              2 
     Garlic                               5 
    Ginger                              small piece 
    Pepper                              8 to 10 
     Fenugreek                         1 tsp 
    Cumin                               1 tsp 
     Poppy seed                       1 tsp 
    Salt to taste 
     Chopped coriander leaves
 Clean the chicken pieces and marinate with turmeric pwd, lemon juice, curd and salt 
 Heat a dry pan, roast cinnamon, cardamom, red chilly, cloves, garlic, ginger, pepper, fenugreek, cumin and poppy seed
Grind it to paste, adding little water..      
In the same pan, add oil and heat.   
 Add chopped onion and fry to golden.    
 Add chopped tomato pieces, allow to cook..      
Now add the ground mix and fry for few mins.      
Add the marinated chicken, fry well..    
 Allow the chicken to absorb all the spices.. 
 Add little water and cook it covered..   
Once the chicken is tender, fry the masala until it gives out a rich spicy aroma.. 
 Now, turn off the flame..   
Add a tbsp of lemon juice and mix well.   
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. 
 Serve hot with Tandoori Naan, parathas or roti.
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