Spicy Indian Chettinad ChickenLa Cocina de Babel
Drawing inspiration from South Asian cuisine, this Spicy Indian Chettinad Chicken is rich and aromatic. Fresh chili peppers and coriander seeds are ground in a mortar and pestle into a paste that will add a punch of spice to this tasty chicken dish. The addition of ginger, turmeric, and cumin add additional heat as well as a variety of flavor. The chicken is simmered in this mixture, allowing it to soak up all of the flavor. Best served alongside basmati rice and fresh naan.
- 5 red chili peppers (dried and large)
- 2 tablespoons coriander seeds (toasted in a dry pan)
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 800 grams chicken breasts (cut into bite-size pieces)
- 3 tomatoes (diced)
- sea salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin seed
- 5 curry leaves (optional)
- 1/2 onions (diced)
- cilantro leaves
- 6 ounces greek yogurt (unflavored)
- basmati rice (cooked)
- 1In a mortar and pestle, crush the chilis with the coriander seeds until a paste forms. Set aside.
- 2In a deep skillet, drizzle in the vegetable oil. Add the turmeric, peppercorns, fennel, cumin, and curry leaves (optional). Stir just a few moments until the spices become fragrant.
- 3Add the onions to saute a few minutes. Then add the powdered ginger. Simmer on low heat until the onion has softened. If everything starts to stick, add a little water.
- 4Add the chicken and stir until it is coated in the spices. Add some water making sure not to completely cover the chicken.
- 5Incorporate the tomatoes and simmer 20 minutes until the chicken has cooked through.
- 6Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons of the coriander/chili mixture and simmer another 5 minutes.
- 7Serve with the cilantro sprinkled on top and the yogurt, naan, and rice as accompaniments.
PER SERVING *
|Calories450Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat140|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.