Chettinad Curry ( South Indian Recipes )
by Tarla Dalal
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Here's a spicy curry from tamilnadu that tastes best with steamed rice. The chettinad masala for this curry can even be made a week in advance and stored in air-tight bottles.
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Chettinad Curry ( South Indian Recipes ) recipe - How to make Chettinad Curry ( South Indian Recipes )
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Makes 4 servings
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chettttinad masala ingredients till you get a roasted aroma. Keep aside.
- Soak the poppy seeds and cashewnuts in hot water for 5 minutes.
- Drain, add the ginger and garlic and grind with the roasted chettinad masala and ¼ cup water to make a fine paste. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the onions and saute till the onions turn translucent.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and cook till the tomatoes are well blended with the masala and the oil seperates from the sides.
- Add the ground paste and curry leaves and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add 1 cup of water and vegetables,cover and cook till the gravy thickens.
- Add the coconut milk,mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.
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