The Story behind the Chetinad Chicken and what makes it so famous!

Chetinad cuisine is one of the most famous and enjoyed southern Indian cuisine. The cooking has its roots in a town named Nattukotai. In Tamil Nadu state of South India  the people of Chetinad region are called Chettiars. The blend of fresh ground masalas, Chetinad cuisine is popular for its tasteful food. As the area is very dry yet people made use of the sun to their benefit and use a wide range of salted vegetables and sun-dried meats to incorporate the signature taste of Chetinad with spices being among the region’s most famous ingredients, you can be certain that their food products are enjoyed.

About the Chetinad region

Chetinad is the house of the Nattukottai Chettiars, a successful business community. It is also recognized for its temple, architecture and delicious food. This Region is famous for its houses dating from the 19th century, its spacious rooms and big lawn are decorated with teak and marble.

The decorative objects, appliances and materials for building were mainly imported from countries like Europe and East Asia. The interior accessories like the marble were brought from Italy, teak and lighting from Burma, Crystals from Europe, wall mirrors from Belgium and ceramics from Indonesia.

The Fact behind the dish

Chetinad chicken is the most famous of Chetinad dishes, it is truly a delicious food. It is made from juicy and soft chicken blended with roasted spices and coconut. It gets its name from the fact that the people of the region were spice traders and sellers, they had mastered the signature Chetinad taste that is enjoyed throughout India by allowing all these spices that were around the region due to trade and combining them to the proper proportions and correct ratio.

About the Chetinad Food 

The area has been commonly recognized as a spice trading center with all the spices you require, so you can say the people know the taste and flavors of the spices. Thus it shows that it is influencing the cuisine of the region, with most of their signature dishes filled with spice. Most of the dishes are served with main courses based on rice like idilis, dosais, idiyappams, appams and adais.

How to make Chetinad Chicken

Step 1

Chetinad Chicken is a tasty, spicy dish that can be prepared without much effort with Raja’s Chetinad Chicken Masala. Here’s how the dish can be made. Wash the chicken in running water and clean thoroughly. Soak the chicken in some water , turmeric and salt to make it tender. Then drain the excess water.

Step 2

In a deep pan add in the finely chopped onions, curry leaves. Fry till the shallots turn golden. Add in the chicken & stir occasionally. Cook for 5 minutes. Add in the Raja’s Chetinad Chicken Masala . Mix well & let the spices coat the chicken pieces nicely. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Step 3

Add 1/2 cup of water, mix well. let it cook for 20 minutes and cover it with a lid. Keep stirring  the chicken in between, add more water if required. Garnish with some tempered curry leaves, coriander leaves  and roasted red chilies. Serve hot with Rice, Chapati or Appam.

At Raja’s , we take all the right ingredients, combining them in the right proportions to get the authentic Chetinad taste. It is packed in quality and hygienic methods for your use.  Now get the authentic and most liked Raja’s Chetinad Chicken Masala at Shopee.

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By |2020-05-28T06:46:21+00:00May 26th, 2020|Spices|0 Comments

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