Chettinad dishes are very popular in the menu in most of the restaurants.Those who like spicy food always opt for this kind curry,Chettinad Chicken is what we have in the menu,I wanted to make it with eggs and serve it with Methi Paratha.I found the recipe in a youtube video and made it.Here is the recipe
Egg:3 no(Hard Boiled and remove the shell and make three slits so that egg absorbs juices from the curry)
Onion:1/2 finely Chopped
Pearl Onion:10 no(remove the skin and make a slit)
Curry Leaves:10 no
Tomato:1 small(finely chopped)
Cashews:10 no optional(soak for half an hour)
Chopped Coriander:1 spn
Dry Roast and Grind to Coarse Powder:
Cumin Seeds:1 spn
Pepper Cons:1 spn
Coriander Seeds:3/4 spn
Dry Coconut:2 spn
Grind To Smooth Paste:
Dry Red Chillies:5
Ginger:1 inch piece
1.Heat Oil in a pan,when hot add 1/4 spn of cumin,when they splatter add the sliced onion and peeled pearl onion and fry till they turn light golden color now add half of the coarse ground masala,add curry leaves,chopped tomato,mix well and now add the smooth red chilli paste and fry till the raw flavor is removed.Add salt to taste.
2.Add jst a cup of water,bring it to boil and then add the boiled eggs,soaked cashews,left over ground masala and cook for 5-7 mins.
3.Finally Add chopped corainder and serve hot with white rice/paratha or chapathi.
I added 1 cup of water to get the consistency I wanted,but u can increase/reduce the water to the consistency u like.
Adding lemon juice is also optional,my hubby add it depending on his mood,so I didn't add it to the dish while cooking but had it while eating