Chettinad Masala Recipe

Chettinad Masala is spicy masala powder made at home by roasting and grinding various indian spices. Chettinad Masala is used in Chettinad Cuisine which belongs to the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India.

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. The dishes are hot and pungent with fresh ground masalas, and topped with a boiled egg that is usually considered essential part of a meal.

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

I always loved Chettinad cuisine and majorly because of my love for spices. In Sunnyvale, Aachi Appakadai is my favorite Chettinad Cuisine restaurant where i dine atleast once a month to enjoy their famous mutton soup and fish fry. Recently i also took parents to this place and they loved it too

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Here is the recipe which I adapted from Indian Khana. It turned out great and used it for making my Prawns Chettinad Curry

Ingredients

Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 1/2 tsp

Fennel Seeds (Saunf) – 1/2 tsp

Aniseed/Carom Seeds (Ajwain) – 1/2 tsp

Poppy Seed (Khaskas) – 1 tsp [ I didn’t use]

Fenugreek Seeds (Methi dana) – 1/4 tsp

Coriander Seeds (Khada Dhaniya) – 1 tsp

Pepper Corn (Kalimrich) -8-9

Dry Red Chilli (Sukhi Lal Mirch) – 2

Cinnamon (Dalchini) -1/2″ pieces

Cloves (Lung) – 2

Green Cardamom (Hari Elachi) – 2

Mace ( Javitri) – Small Piece

Method

Dry roast the above ingredients and grind into a fine powder.

You can use this masala in various chettinad curries both veg and non veg.

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

Chettinad Masala Recipe/ How to make chettinad masala at home

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