Ingredients of this recipe:

1kg Chicken
2 tsp Poppy seeds
1/2 Grated coconut
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
6-8 no. Whole red chilies
1" stick Cinnamon
3 no. Green cardamom
2 no. Cloves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 no. Onion, large
2 tsp Ginger, chopped
2 tsp Garlic, chopped
1/2 Star anise
1 tsp Red chili powder
3 no. Tomatoes, medium
1 no. Lemon
10-12 no. Curry leaves
Fresh coriander Garnish.
1/2 cup Oil
Salt To Taste

Method to make this recipe : chicken chettinad:
• Clean the chicken, remove the skin and cut into small pieces.
• Chop the onions and tomatoes separately.
• Roast the whole red chilies, grated coconut, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel seeds in oil and grind to a paste for 20mts along with ginger and garlic.
• Heat oil in a vessel and fry the onions till golden, then add curry leaves and the ground paste and sauté for some time.
• Add the tomatoes, red chili powder and turmeric powder and sauté.
• Add the chicken, mix and cook for 5 minutes and then add 2 cups of water and lemon juice.
• Cover and cook till the chicken is done.
• Serve chicken chettinad hot garnished with coriander leaves and accompanied with boiled rice, rotis or tandoori naan .


Ingredients of this recipe:

2 cups Basmati Rice
3/4 kg Chicken Pieces
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Yogurt (curd)
3 sliced onion
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
1/2 cup Tomato Puree
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tsp Green Cardamom Powder
Saffron a pinch
1 tsp Coriander Powder
2 tbsp Green Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
7 tbsp Oil

Method to make this recipe:

• Mix tomato puree, yogurt, ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt. Stir well.
• Marinate the chicken with this mixture and keep aside for 3-4 hours.
• Heat oil in a pan. Fry the onions until golden brown.
• Add the marinated chicken and cook for 10 minutes.
• Add 4 cups of water to the rice. Mix saffron in milk and add to it.
• Add cardamom powder. Add the chicken pieces.
• Pressure cook the rice. Mix gently.
• Garnish with green coriander leaves and serve hot.


Ingredients of this recipe:

1 Small whole Chicken
1 tbsp Magaz (Melon Seed) paste
1 1/2 tbsp Cashewnut paste
1 tbsp Khuskhus (Posto / Poppy seeds) paste
1/2 cup Cream
2 tbsp Butter
2 tsp White pepper
Salt To Taste

Method to make this recipe : chicken afgani:

• Clean the chicken and keep aside.
• Make a paste of all the ingredients and marinate the whole chicken well with this. Keep marinated for four hours.
• Grill in a tandoor (charcoal grill) till golden.
• Serve the murgh afgani hot with onion rings.


Ingredients of this recipe:

1/4 pint/150ml natural yogurt
2 ounces/50g ground almonds
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp crushed bay leaves
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp garam masala
4 green cardamom pods
1 tsp ginger pulp
1 tsp garlic pulp
14 ounce/400g can tomatoes
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 pounds/1kg chicken, skinned, boned and cubed
3 ounces/75g butter
1 tbsp corn oil
2 medium onions, sliced
2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
4 tbsp cream

Method to make this recipe : butter chicken :

• Place the yogurt, ground almonds, all the dry spices, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and salt in a mixing bowl and blend together thoroughly.
• Put the chicken into a large mixing bowl and pour over the yogurt mixture.
• Set aside. Melt together the butter and oil in a medium karahi, wok or frying pan. Add the onions and fry for about 3 minutes. Add the chicken mixture and stir-fry for about 7 to 10 minutes.
• Stir in about half of the coriander and mix well. Pour over the cream and stir in well. Bring to the boil. Garnish the indian butter chicken with the remaining chopped coriander to serve the chicken curry.