Chicken Chinthamani

This is a quick and easy spicy  chicken dish with less ingredients available in your pantry.This recipe is adapted from a cookery show and because of the  interesting dish name I wanted to give it a trySmile. Adding shallots and Coconut oil gives good flavor and extra taste. This goes well with rice or roti.

Chicken Chinthamani (3)



  1. Chicken(cut into cubes) – 1/2 kg
  2. Shallots(chopped ,25 nos) – 1 cup
  3. Ginger –garlic paste –  1 1/2 tbsp
  4. Green Chilly – 6
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  6. Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  7. Tomato – 2
  8. Salt
  9. Curry leaves – 10 leaves
  10. Coconut oil – 1/2 cup

Chicken Chinthamani (1)


  1. In a bowl add all the ingredients except tomato pieces and mix well using hand.
  2. Heat a wide bottomed pan and transfer the mix to it. Don’t  add water.cover and cook on low flame till chicken pieces are cooked well can use dry red chilly instead of green chilly if you like.
  3. Finally add tomato pieces to it and mix well. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes to get mixed well the masala.
  4. Serve with rice or roti.

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