Authentic Chettinad Chicken curry is a famous Indian Chicken curry dish. It’s a very flavourful curry dish from south India.Chettinad is a small region located in Tamilnadu, India.Chettinad region is known for its salt and spice trades, which influence is reflected in its cuisine.Chettinad chicken is a bit spicy chicken curry.So, I Make this chicken curry as much authentic as I can.This recipe is so easy to make and spicy but not will burn the mouth.

Authentic Chettinad Chicken curry Indian

Authentic Chettinad Chicken curry Indian

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Easylife For Everyone


  • 500 Grams Chicken with bone
  • 1 Big Onion Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic crushed
  • 1 Tsp Ginger crushed
  • 1 Big Tomato chopped
  • 2 Tblsp Any Vegetable oil/I used extra lite olive oil
  • 2 Tblsp Homemade Chettinad masala
  • 1 Cup Coconut milk
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Pinch Sugar

For Tempering

  • 10 piece curry leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Indian black mustard seeds


  1. Heat a deep pan or wok.

    Put oil in it and make it hot too.

    Sear all the chicken pieces and keep aside those in a separate bowl.

    Then put curry leaves & Indian black mustard seeds first into the same pan/wok on the remaining oil.

    And then very quickly add chopped onion and tomato chopped.

    Fry onions and tomatoes for 2 mins or until onion and tomatoes get softer.

    After 2 mins add crushed ginger and garlic and Chettinad masala.

    Now fry all the ingredients for 5 mins with water.

    Then after 5 mins add chicken pieces to the pan/wok.

    Mix all the chicken pieces with spices very well and now cover the pan with a lid for another 5 mins in very low gas flame.

    After 5 mins uncover the pan/wok and put salt sugar and coconut milk into it.

    Again cover the pan/wok with the lid for 5 mins in very low gas flame.

    After 5 mins uncover the pan/wok and chicken Chettinad will be ready to serve.

    Serve this wonderful dish with hot steamed rice or Roti chapatis or with plain Parathas/Naans.


Always sear the meat pieces before cooking.Then after cooking meat pieces will be softer and Tender.

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