Karaikudi Chicken Curry – Indian Chicken Curry Recipe

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe, Karaikudi Chicken curry, Chettinad chicken

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe – Chettinad/Karaikudi Chicken Curry


  • Chicken- 1/2 kg
  • Chopped Onion-1
  • Chopped Tomato-1
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Chill powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tspn
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tspn
  • Fennel seeds- 1/2 tspn
  • Oil and Salt- as required

Roast and Make a paste of:

  • Red Chillies- 5
  • Coriander seeds-2 spoon
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Garlic- 7 (small)
  • Cinnamon- 2 inch
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Peppercorns- 1 tspn
  • Cloves- 5
  • Grated coconut- 4 spoon
  • Curry leaves- few


  1. Marinate the Chicken in Turmeric powder and Salt keep aside for five minutes.
  2. Roast the Red chillies, Coriander seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon,Cardamom, Peppercorns, Cloves, Curry leaves and Grated coconut in a pan with a little Oil. Wet grind to a fine paste.
  3. Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds. Once it splutters add Onion and fry till it becomes golden brown in color.
  4. Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft.
  5. Add Coriander powder, Turmeric powder, Chill powder and fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add the finely ground paste and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Finally add the marinated Chicken, Salt and water.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or till the chicken pieces are cooked.
  9. Garnish with fired Curry leaves and Coriander leaves.

Goes well with:Rice or Roti.

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