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Monday, August 4, 2008

Chettinad Chicken Curry & Events / Awards!!!

Yesterday, I received lot of SMS, emails from my friends for the FRIENDSHIP DAY!!!! Experiencing this after a long time of College days:)

And the best was Priyanka's creations.
Check out here!!!

Thank you Friends!!!!

BELATED FRIENDSHIP DAY WISHES to all my BLOGGER FRIENDS!


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Yet another tried recipe from Solai's Chettinad Kitchen - Chettinad Curry :-)

Thank you Solai for the wonderful recipe.

I used chicken instead of mutton and few minor changes. Was too yummy:) Must try!!!


Ingredients:
Chicken - 250 gms (wash and cut into pieces)
Small sambhar onions - 15-20, chopped.
Tomatoes - 1, big sized, chopped
Garlic - 6-7 cloves, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 3 tablespoons
KhusKhus - 1 teaspoon or cashews - 6-7
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Aniseed - 1
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 2-3 tablespoons



For Masala:
Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
Red chillies - 6
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Cardamom - 1
Clove - 1


Method:
Dry roast all masala items and grind them to a fine powder/paste and keep aside.

Grind coconut, KhusKhus/cashews and fennel seeds to a fine paste with little water and keep aside.



Heat cooker and add oil. Once it is hot, add bay leaf, cinnamom, aniseed, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute.

Then add ginger garlic paste, and saute for 5 mintues. Add curry leaves, onions, chopped garlic and fry for 10 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and saute until they are cooked. Add chicken pieces, with turmeric powder and saute nicely until all water evaporates.



Then add the grinded masala powder, salt to taste, mix well for 5 minutes and add 3 cups of water and close the cooker.

Once steam starts coming out, add the cooker-weight and cook it until 3 whistles.

Reduce the flame, wait for the pressure to get reduced, slowly and carefully release all the pressure from the cooker.

Open the lid, add grinded coconut paste. Check the gravy consistency and adjust water or salt to taste.

Mix well and bring it to a boil. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.


Cooking Time : 45-60 minutes
Serves 4 persons



Submitting this to Curry Mela hosted by Srivalli.

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Now to the other Events:



1) Displaying my fridge magnets for :



'FRIDGE MAGNETS', event hosted by Veda Murthy.




2) Reposting my "COW" drink for 2 events:



Food in Colours - RED , an event hosted by Sushinemom

and



Colour in Food event hosted by EC.

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Checkout last month's FLOWER MAKING round up in my creations blog

and



Join this month's RAKHI EVENT in my creations blog.

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Valarmathi and Suhanya passed me the "BLOGGING FRIENDS FOREVER" award.

Thank you Valar and Suhee for your thoughtfulness!!!


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Madhavi passed me the "Magic Genie Lamp". I have posted this here

Thank you Madhavi!!!

21 Comments:

notyet100 said...

JUST PUBLISHED MY POST ...WHT A COINCIDENCE IW A STHINKIN OF U WHILE PUBLISHIN MY POST AND SAW UR POST WE R BACK TOGETHER...:-),..WHAT A POST SO MNY THINGS TOGETHER....SOLAI HAS GOT REAL NICE CHETTINAD DISHES,..GONNA TRY FOR SURE CHICKEN CHETTINAD AFTER SHARVAN,..MAGNET COLLECTION IS AWESOME,..ND NOW GOIN TO CHK UR CRAFT BLOG FRO RAKHI EVENT,...THIS TIME WILL BE BACK ON TIME...WITH THE ENTRY...HAPPY BLOGGIN CEEYA./

SriLekha said...

fridge magnets are so good!
chettinad recipe is mouth drooling!
lovely entries for the events!

srikars kitchen said...

HI DEAR

BELATED HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY


LOOKS YUMMY& DELICIOUS.... GREAT CLICK...

Solai Chidambaram said...

wow.Your curry makes my mouth watering.Thankyou for trying my recipe and also great enough to bring it to the notice of the blogging community

sowmya said...

happy friendship day..btw you have a lovely collection of magnets too..

veda murthy said...

hey vani,

Awesome collection there...most of my magnets come from singapore and malaysia too! Yours is superb...I like shoes one !!!!!Its so cute!thank u so much for participating...happy friendship day.....how did i miss your flower making event.....will bookmark ur creative blog....i m surely in for ur rakhi event girl!!!!

Veda

notyet100 said...

hii,u can send chettinad curry for curry mela too,..:-)

Shreya said...

amazing chettinad curry... i love your fridge magnets.. great entries:-) belated happy friendship day!:-)

rekhas kitchen said...

hi dear happy friendship day to you too i am waiting for your post from 2 days i know you will do some thing special every weekend so i am waiting for you chicken chettinad looks perfect and your magnets are so beautiful now i am going to your craft blog for rakhi event

easycrafts said...

Thanks for sending COW to the event...

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry..it does look very rich!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
Chettinad chicken looks so good. I have also posted my version of it a couple of months back. Loved all other entries also. Those magnets are so cute.

Ivy said...

Happy belated friendship day. Your curry looks delicious.

Jeena said...

Fabulous curry it looks like my kinda food! Lovely entries too. :-)

Lavi said...

Hi Illatharasi..unga chicken curry super..with small onions it would have tasted so nice..

my name is Lavanya..thanks for visiting my blog:)

Cham said...

Looks tasty the curry :) Ur fridge collections re cute!

homecooked said...

Wow...your chettinaad looks great! Yummy! And you've got cute magnets :)

Priti said...

Busy Bee got time to cook, blog ...or this is 1mth old pics too? ;)...but ya curry looking yummy...and as everyone said you got gud magnets collection...rock gal

Sukanya said...

Nice collection of Magnets Vani....

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

chettinad chicken curry looks terrific!!

so does the magnet collection!! great entries, vani!

theres something for u on my blog!!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Priyanka, Sri, Sripriya, Solai, Sowmi, Veda, Shreya, Rekha, EC, Srivalli, Sukanya, Ivy, Jeena, Lavi, Cham, homecooked, Priti, Sukanya, JZ for those lovely words :)

@ Priyanka, thanks for higlighting, I have sent it to Curry mela event.

@ Veda, waiting for your rakhis;)

@ Jeena, homecooked - welcome to my blog:)

@ Prit, this was prepared 1-2 weeks back ;)