Chettinad is a region within the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. The word "chettinad" actually denotes a social class of master chefs. The region is famous for their aromatic, spicy and bold dishes.
Chicken Chettinad is loaded with spices typical to the cuisine such as fennel, pepper, cumin, cardamom and cloves. Coconut is a popular ingredient in Chettinad cooking and helps balance the heat of the spices with a subtle sweetness.
What you'll need at home: 8-10oz chicken thighs, 1 lemon, 1 onion, 1 inch ginger, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 green chili (optional)