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Chettinad Chicken Masala

I made this curry today inspired by Madraasi @ a Tamilian Tales and her recipe for Chettinad Masala Powder or paste Click Here for the recipe. This inspired me to make this Chicken Masala.

Firstly  it was time to make the powder , the roasting of the spices was fine but the grinding ..I now have aching arms but a wonderful smelling kitchen.

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Now to the recipe for the Chicken Masala.

  • 500gm Chicken.
  • 2 tbsp Oil.
  • 1 large Onion.
  • 2 Large tomatoes pureed.
  • 1-2 sprigs Curry Leaves.
  • 1 Bay Leaf( Optional)


  • 1/8th tsp Tumeric.
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder.
  • 2 tsp lemon juice or Natural Yoghurt.
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped finely.
  • 1in piece fresh ginger chopped finely.
  • Salt as required.

Marinade the chicken.

Add oil to the pan and cook onions until golden, this adds more flavour.

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Add chicken, curry leaves and tomatoes.

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imagesXL6V2C5LServe with boiled rice, Mango Chutney and or nan bread.

This is a lovely curry well-flavoured and not over the top spicy.



Serve with Nan bread or mango chutney and boiled rice.

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