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
7 months

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
7 months

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
7 months

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
7 months

Its is now my favourite so far 👍

rcook505
7 months

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

Steviewilcox
7 months

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
7 months

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
7 months

It’s enormous @Damian Green @ediblegarden

Damian Green
7 months

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

Damian Green
7 months

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

Damian Green
7 months

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
7 months

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

Arthur vdH
7 months

There goes my waistline @Damian Green …

Damian Green
7 months

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

Hari Ghotra
7 months

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

Hari Ghotra
7 months

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

Pete Wooldridge
7 months

Sounds fantastic, can't wait to try it.

pablo
7 months

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

traceyross
7 months

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
7 months

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