I haven't forgotten it's Monday which means #RecipeOfTheWeek - there has been so much going on that I had to take a breath and think about this one. I really need us to get back to some old favourites so a rich, spice, deep curry is in order. This week I want us to celebrate Chettinad Chicken.
I think, if you haven't tried it yet, you will enjoy it because it's tangy, it's spicy, it uses fresh coconut and you need to make a very fragrant spice blend from scratch which I know you will love doing.

So who is going to cook this with me this week?

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ediblegarden
over 1 year

Thanks Hari, I’m pretty sure I got the taste right🙂. I had it on low gas, but next time I’ll use a heat diffuser to make if a real slow cook.

Hari Ghotra
over 1 year

That looks so good @ediblegarden - was it on a very low heat? Ideally lie you can leave it an you should have got juice from the meat. But adding a little water if it dries is a good idea. Glad you loved it!

ediblegarden
over 1 year

I love Chettinad chicken, really authentic tasting. I think if you wanted to impress an Indian girlfriend this would do it.

I found it a bit challenging. It’s not a stew you can leave simmering away for a couple of hours is it? I found I had to add a splash of water a few times and pretty well stand over it turning and swishing around. I went for ‘bone in’ and that certainly presents well. And I’d probably do it that way again, even though cutting up some thigh fillets would be easy. Well worth the effort.

Ian Floyd
over 1 year

Its is now my favourite so far 👍

rcook505
over 1 year

Putting your samosa recipe together tomorrow. What dipping sauce do you prefer. Greetings from Tennessee.

Steviewilcox
over 1 year

Hi @Hari Ghotra what sort of coconut do you recommend for this dish? will desiccated do or does it HAVE to be fresh? I am going to make it tonight.

ediblegarden
over 1 year

It’s not that enormous😉 Probably about 2 metres tall not counting the pot it’s in. There’s another tree overhanging it. Curry trees make good pot specimens very ornamental. I like eating the flesh surrounding the seed, very like tapenade IMO

Hari Ghotra
over 1 year

It’s enormous @Damian Green @ediblegarden

Damian Green
over 1 year

You should offer one of these as the next prize @Hari Ghotra

Damian Green
over 1 year

I NEED a curry leaf plant like that please @Hari Ghotra @ediblegarden

Damian Green
over 1 year

Pies can be a healthy meal @Arthur vdH perfect balance of protein carbs and fat with lots of lovely veg too if made right 😋

Damian Green
over 1 year

£4 on kindle @Arthur vdH that’s a deal

Arthur vdH
over 1 year

There goes my waistline @Damian Green …

Damian Green
over 1 year

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hairy-Bikers-Perfect-Pies-Ultimate-ebook/dp/B005SZ1EXE @Arthur vdH

Hari Ghotra
over 1 year

H
Hi @Pete Wooldridge welcome 🙏🏽 will you be cooking this one?

Hari Ghotra
over 1 year

Wow @ediblegarden is that a curry leaf plant?? No way!

Pete Wooldridge
over 1 year

Sounds fantastic, can't wait to try it.

pablo
over 1 year

It was beautiful Hari. Very complex flavours. I have some leftovers for work lunch tomorrow. Can't wait! Thank you.

traceyross
over 1 year

Do love this recipe it was one of the first recipes I made over and over. I love the spices and coconut 🥥 will make this at the weekend.

Hari Ghotra
over 1 year

Look at that @pablo I can almost smell it - happy with the dish?