The ingredient that makes the onion tomato base of this dish different from others is the freshly grounded Chettinad masala, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and green chillies.
Chettinad masala gives it a hot and spicy flavor. It includes simple ingredients such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, and red dry chillies. Get the masala ready beforehand so that it takes less time to cook Chettinad Chicken.
Chettinad cuisine has a predominant flavouring of coriander, curry leaves and the heat from black pepper. This may not be as authentic as you can get in Chettinad, however I think I did justice to it. This Chicken Chettinad tastes great with Steamed Rice, Biryani, Laccha Paratha, Phulka, Kerala Parotta, or Tawa Paratha.