Uppu kari & karaikudi chicken ( chettinad cuisine )

Main Dish
6 servings
45 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6

For uppu Kari:

1 kg Mutton cubes (small)

10 Green chilli

20 Red chilli whole

30 g Garlic ginger paste

80 g Whole garlic peeled

100 g Peeled small onion (shallots)

7 g Saunf

a few Curry leaves

Salt to taste

3 g Cinnamon sticks

70 ml Cooking oil

200 g Coriander powder

10 g Mustard seed

300 g Tomato

For Karaikudi kozhi kozhambu:

700 g Chicken cubes

100 g Small onion

100 g Tomatoes chopped

a few Curry leaves

one and a half tbsp Chilli powder

three-fourth tbsp Coriander powder

half tablespoon Jeera powder

half tablespoon Saunf powder

1 pinch Turmeric

1 teaspoon Garam masala powder

5 g Garam masala whole

40 g Coconut paste

10 g Khus-khus paste

10 g Cashew paste

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves

20 ml Oil


-garlic paste one and a half tbsp


  • Boil the mutton cubes with coriander powder salt, ginger-garlic paste, half the red chilli and crushed green chilli till it is 90 per cent done. (Use minimum water as far as possible).
  • Heat oil, add deseeded whole red chilli, mustard seeds and saunf. When the saunf crackles, add sliced garlic and sauté till golden brown.
  • Then add the sliced shallots and sauté till it turns brown. Now, add the curry leaves. Add the boiled mutton along with the water present. Cook till dry and mutton is done.
  • Heat oil, add whole garam masala, chopped onion and cook well. Add the ginger-garlic paste, sauté and add the chicken pieces.
  • After a while, add the tomatoes, salt and turmeric, chilli and coriander powder. Add jeera, saunf and garam masala powder, add coconut and khus- khus paste and cook well. Finish with chopped coriander leaves.


Uppu Kari & Karaikudi Chicken ( Chettinad Cuisine ), photo 1
Uppu Kari & Karaikudi Chicken ( Chettinad Cuisine ), photo 2
Uppu Kari & Karaikudi Chicken ( Chettinad Cuisine ), photo 3


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