Chettinad is a cuisine from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu and considered as one of the spiciest and aromatic cuisines of Indian owing to the extensive usage of freshly ground whole spices. Star anise and Kalpasi (Black stone flower/ kala patthar phool) are the spices included in many recipes which provides a distinct aroma to the Chettinad food. A variety of sun-dried meat, salted and preserved vegetables are used in the Chettinad recipes since the Chettinad region falls in the dry zone. Fish, prawns, crab, chicken and lamb are consumed in different blends of spicy gravies and dry blend of spices.
Make your Saturday night exciting with this aromatic Chettinad menu which includes the choicest of the Chettinad style recipes and the accompaniments that blend perfectly well with them.
Chettinad Style Chilli Gobhi is perfect as a tea time snack or as a starter which is made with blanched cauliflowers. The Mushroom 65 Recipe is one of the most popular dishes that originates from Chettinad region or Andhra and is a very typical dish in the menu of most South Indian restaurants. For the cuisine is gallantly popular for its non-vegetarian food, Chettinad Pepper Chicken Dry is very easy to make appetizer and tastes delicious.
Chettinad Style Mulaikattiya Pasi Payaru Kuzhambu is a spicy Chettinad preparation made of sprouted green gram which is low in calories and high in fiber. Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe is a side dish for the main course with just two basic ingredients, onion, and tomato, which goes well with steamed rice, Hyderabadi Biriyani or Ven Pongal. Kosamalli Recipe is a very popular dish which is usually served with hot idiyappam or string hoppers. Chettinad Mutton Chops Kozhumbhu is a spicy and delicious mutton chops dish which has a twist of flavor which can be served with Chettinad Vendakkai Saddam or steamed rice.
Fan off the spiciness of the Chettinad menu with one of more of the dessert ideas. Beetroot Millet Paniyaram Recipe is a healthy and nutritious south-Indian dessert recipe made from beetroot, foxtail millet, and oats. Adhirasam is a delicious and crisp sweet dish that is made from rice and jaggery. The Paruppu Payasam is a payasam/kheer recipe made from moong dal, channa dal lentils with silky body lent by cooking it in coconut milk, with additional flavors of cardamom and dark jaggery.