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Monday, 27 March 2017

Chettinad Flavoured Grilled Chicken


          This is a very healthy variation to any fried chicken and can be served as appetizers or as a light meal with soup and salad. Serve them with green chutney, onion rings and a dash of lime if having as appetizers. As I often make these grilled delicacy, I experiment with different spices. So today the marination is that of chettinad masala.

          So what are you waiting for?. Try out this yummy grilled recipe at home and I bet your family and friends will simply love this gourmet delight. So please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.







  • 1 small chicken, cut into desired size
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. chettinad masala (check the recipe below)
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp. oil to marinate
  • oil for basting






          Marinate the chicken pieces in all the above mentioned ingredients for 2-3 hours. Then place them on a baking tray, lined with aluminium foil.

          Place the try on the top level of a microwave oven and grill for 35-37 minutes by flipping it over halfway through and basting with oil or remaining marinade.

          Serve as an appetizer with onion rings, green chilies, a drizzle of some lime or green chutney. It can also be had as a light meal with soup and salad as accompaniments.





Chettinad Spice-
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 8-10 dry red chilies
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 1" cinnamon
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. fresh grated coconut
  • 1 javitri
  • 1 tbsp. stone flower
  • 2 marathi moggu
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper corns
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds

         Dry roast the coconut first till light brown. Then add rest of the ingredients and saute for a minute on a low flame or till you get a nice aroma coming through. Keep aside to cool. Then grind into a fine powder and store in an air tight container.










                 Marinate the chicken pieces in all the mentioned ingredients for 2-3 hours. 



                             Then place them on a baking tray, lined with aluminium foil.




               Place the try on the top level of a microwave oven and grill for 35-37 minutes
               by flipping it over halfway through and basting with oil or remaining marinade.



                  Serve as an appetizer with onion rings, green chilies, a drizzle of some lime or
                  green chutney. It can also be had as a light meal with soup and salad as                                             accompaniments.










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