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Sunday, 15 November 2009



Chettinad Chukka is a popular chettinad recipe made with Mutton/Chicken. For the vegetarian version i prepare with Paneer and Peas. You can also use vegetables like Cauliflower, Brinjal or Plantain.

Ingredients
Paneer Cubed-200gms
Peas Boiled-100gms
Onions big chopped-1
Tomato medium chopped-2
Ginger and Gralic paste-1tbsp
Garlic clove chopped-3
Chilly powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-4tsp
Salt to taste
Whole red chilly( broken)-4
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-few

Grind the following to smooth paste
Coconut-4tbsp
Cashews-6
Aniseed/Fennel seeds/Sombhu-1tbsp
Cardamom-1
Clove-1
Cinnamon-1/2"

Method 
Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, whole red chilly, curry leaves and chopped garlic. Fry for few minutes and add the onions, ginger and garlic paste saute until the raw smell leaves. Now add the peas, paneer and tomatoes. Fry for few more minutes until tomatoes are mashed. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and the ground paste and saute for few minutes. Add enough salt and water, bring to boil. Cook until the gravy thickens. Serve hot with Roti/Chapati.

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