Pepper Chicken Chettinad

Pepper Chicken Chettinad

My daughter turned 2 this past saturday - it has been incredibly busy leading up to it with work and planning for that party. So many details have gone into it that I will need to put it together in a separate post. Will try to get this up sometime this week!
The week prior to her birthday was definitely a celebration week too. This chicken recipe kicked it off! The spice in this is definitely hot, but the flavours are definitely yummilicious. I paired it with the biryani instead of going with plain white rice, but I am sure that should be ok if you end up making that!
Definitely recommend making this dish! K loved the peppery spice. My daughter is in this chicken craze phase at the moment, and this was terribly spicy for her little tongue but she kept asking for more chicken :)
If you are not into spicy curries, you can try the **Chicken Chettinad**
If you want to make the Egg Biryani  as well. ClickHERE

Beula Pandian Thomas


  1. Chicken
  2. 1 onion large finely chopped
  3. 2 tomatoes large diced
  4. 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  5. 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  6. 1 inch cinnamon stick
  7. 5 cloves
  8. 3 pods cardamom gently crushed ,
  9. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  10. 1 tbsp ginger paste
  11. 2 chilies green slit lengthwise
  12. 2 sprigs Curry Leaves of
  13. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  14. 1 tsp chilli powder
  15. 1 tbsp coriander powder
  16. Oil
  17. to taste Salt
  18. 1 tbsp pepper freshly ground


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    To the heated oil, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and cloves

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    Saute for a couple of minutes, but make sure you don't burn them. Add the onions next along with the curry leaves, ginger and garlic pastes and the green chillies and continuing cooking until the onions have softened and you get a lovely aroma of all the spices cooking! YUM

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    Powdered spices go in next: turmeric, coriander and chilli powder. Give it all a good mix and add the diced tomatoes and season with salt

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    Allow this to cook for about 8mins and then add the chicken pieces

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    When the chicken is almost fully cooked, add some freshly ground pepper

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    I served this with some egg biryani. It was absolutely YUMMO!

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