Ghee Roasted Chettinad Chicken Recipe

Ghee Roasted Chettinad Chicken Recipe

How to make Chettinad Chicken

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Chicken – 500 gms
Whole spices to grind: 1 tsp Cumin seeds, 2 Red Chili, 5 Green Cardamom/Elaychi, 2 Cloves/Lawang, 1 tsp Black Pepper,1 small piece Cinnamon stick,
1 small piece Mace/Javitri, 1 Star Anise/Chakra Phool
1 tbsp Coriander powder
Curd – tbsp
Salt – 1 tb
Ghee – 2tbspsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 lemon
Oil – 1tbsp
asafoetida/Hing – 1 pinch
Bay Leaf – 1
Curry Leaves – 5-6
Onion Paste – 1 onion
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
1 tsp Turmeric/Haldi powder.

Method to Make Chettinad Chicken:

  • Dry roast all these whole spices for few seconds.
  • When whole spices are almost roasted, add 1 tbsp coriander powder/ whole coriander seeds and roast for few more seconds.
  • Be careful spices should not get burnt.
  • Let it get cool.
  • Grind all the roasted spices.
  • Take out grind spices in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp curd, salt and lemon juice to spices.
  • Mix it well.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with this paste.
  • Keep it marinated for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp Ghee.
  • Add a pinch of Hing and one Bay leaf.
  • Add Curry leaves.
  • Add onion paste and saute till it turns light golden.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw aroma goes off.
  • Add 1 tsp Turmeric/Haldi powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add marinated chicken pieces.
  • Roast it from all sides.
  • Now cover and cook chicken with stirring on intervals.
  • Cook it like this until chicken is cooked completely.
  • Garnish with sliced onion, lemon and curry leaves and serve hot.


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