Saturday, June 16, 2012

Chicken and Scallops Chettinad Masala


 chicken chettinad masala
Have you tried scallops with chicken ? This recipe idea clicked when I saw these fresh scallops last weekend doing groceries . Chicken with scallops is a great combination and the spices used in the "chettinad masala" brings out the flavors extremely well. If you love scallops and want to try something different, this is THE RECIPE. Next time I'll try the dish just with scallops :-) This is my second chettinad recipe; earlier I have tried     almost a similar dish with Blue Crabs. Also the ingredients I have used in chettinad masala for the Crab Chettinad Masala dish are a bit different from  this one. Do check it out :-)












Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 30 to 40 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5






Ingredients :
  • 1 lbs. of chicken (with bones), cubed into small pieces 
  • 0.5 lbs. of scallops
  • 1 cup of red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder, adjust heat level according to your taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2, whole red chilies
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • a bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required
ingredients


Ingredients for masala to grind:
  • 2, 1" piece of cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 green cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 to 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1" piece of ginger


                          scallops chettinad masala


Directions :

  • Dry roast the garam masala (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves) and  other spices (peppercorns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds) individually ,at a time on medium low heat until you get a nice aroma.
preparing chettinad masala
  • For preparing the masala, you need to follow this sequence. Firstly, make a fine powder of the ingredients of  garam masala (ie. the roasted cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves) in a blender. Next to it, add the roasted peppercorn, cumin seeds and coriander seeds, blend well. Lastly, add the ginger pieces and garlic cloves and blend all together to make a fine paste.
how to cook chicken chettinad
  • In a non-stick pan, heat a tbsp of oil, add the mustard seeds, when it starts to sputter, add the whole  red chilies and curry leaves, next add the chopped onions with a pinch of salt (by adding salt helps to cook the onions quickly), let cook for 2 to 3 minutes until it  starts to turn brown.
  • Next, add the turmeric powder and red chili powder and let cook for a minute or so, until the raw smell of the turmeric vanishes.
  • Next add the masala paste to it and let cook by constant stirring for another minute until you get a nice aroma.
  • Lastly add the chopped tomatoes and let cook covered on medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes until the tomatoes turn soft and the spices are cooked properly.
  • Next, add the chicken cubes , salt, as required, mix well with the cooked spices , cover and cook on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is half cooked. 
  • Lastly add the scallops and let cook covered for another 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Before removing from heat add the chopped coriander leaves , sprinkle a tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with Rice/Chapatis/Naan.


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57 comments:

  1. the closer view of masala is dashing and awesome.. perfectly made..

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  2. Delicious I like that you combine chicken and seafood together.

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  3. Yummy dish. I love scallops and this is delicious X

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  5. This dish looks very mouthwatering !

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  6. That's quite an unique take Shalini, baipar ta darun lagche kintu. I love the idea of scallops with chicken.....Love it. I've never tried chettinad masala. I had a friend who gave some to me, but I never got around to try it (probably because her curries were so fabulous that I didn't want to diminish that memory). This makes me want to try again.

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  7. Nice combination of chicken and seafood. Looks sound & mouthwatering.

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  8. Great combo and it looks fabulous!

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  9. Wow!! That's divine!! Fabulous recipe and pictures..

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  10. Wow...this looks great...hey thanks for sharing..I've tried your prawn karahi...marvelous !!!!!

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  11. A very innovative recipe Sonali..Looks terrific.

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  12. This is the first time I am seeing scallop being cooked in Indian style. Have to give this a try :)

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  13. Thats a nice combo Sonali... Looks so spicy and yummy

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  14. What an unusual combo! Looks yummm and I'm sure it tasted great too

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  15. Wat an interesting combo,irresistible and salivating here.

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  16. Mixed vegetable dishes are common. But chicken and scallops? Well, you are onto something new!

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  17. ah scallop! :) it's rare to have that, and it must be really juicy. *yummy*

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  18. Wow!, scallops and chicken, never thought of this combination. And love this site, full of fish recipes, am definitely going to be visiting here for fish recipes, as i love fish, but not sure of too many ways to cook it. :)


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  19. Love this recipe! Always enjoy a good chicken dish and this is amazing! Sorry it took me so long to get to your site. I appreciate the comment on mine and look forward to visiting again!

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  20. i have never tasted scallops....but the rest of it sounds really good to me!...gotto try this recipe out!

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  21. Amazing recipe Sonali.. :) Looks great and never knew that scallops could be cooked with chicken..Very impressed :) Thanks for linking it to my contest.. Happy that you have changed your "only fish recipes" just for the sake of my contest... Great work :)
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  22. Hi Sonali,

    I can imagine how delicious that curry must be with all the Chettinad spices. Btw, I love your new header. It's very eye-catchy and attractive.

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    1. after a long time :-) hey Thanks dear !!!

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  23. Ohh Sonali, Chicken and scallops masala looks fantastic dear. I can imagine the aroma and taste of these two when combined with Chettinad masal. Awesome recipe, bookmarked for sure :)

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  24. I suppose being an Indian, these type of recipes are what I cook and experiment mostly. Your recipe will be a good try because this is a lovable chicken dish and perfect for me because I love to eat it with rice. Btw, I only cook chicken when my other half is not around as he does not eat chicken and he is all into fish. Thats why I love all your fish recipes because you have such a big variety for me to cook for my other half.

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  25. the chicken just looks too enticing...mouthwatering!

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  26. Wonderful recipe and it looks very good!

    Hugs

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  27. This does look like a winner, love the chicken/scallop combo! Not sure why I have never had the two together, probably because restaurants do not have you in their kitchen. Delicious post.

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    1. ha ha...well said !!!!that is one huge compliment !!!!!

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  28. Another amazing and professional looking recipe!

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  29. Lovely blog and nice pics you have. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  31. Lovely combination of chicken and scallops..Very healthy and yummy dish. Thanks for linking my event.

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  32. Truly flavorful! I would love to try sometime. The step by step procedures make it easier to recreate at home. Thanks!

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  33. wonderful and delicious dish.. very neat step by step presentation.. keep it up:)
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  34. Love the chettinad style masalas..so flavourful and utter spicy yumm

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  35. Oh My God this is really amazing dear... Very interesting combination

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  36. What brilliant flavor of spices!! I especially love that you combined scallops with chicken....I would not have imagined. Looks absolutely tempting...

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  37. wow, great dish and equally great pictures...

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  38. Hi Sonali ,

    Looks Awesome!!!!

    Neat presentation...

    Keep on Dear:)

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  39. I love scallops, but will have to try the chicken scallop combination. Thanks for sharing!!

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  40. Tempting click..Love the combination too..

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  41. hi sonali, my o my!- never seen or tried this before, what a great combination- chicken with scallops. book marked with thanks.. a very tempting recipe to try out.
    have anice day

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  42. wow...lovely pairing never thought of pairing these two together ....great combo sonali....yummy

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  43. Looks delicious !!! Nice pics !!

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  44. Looks great !!! Awesome pics !!!

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