Chettinad Chicken Soup

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Also Known As:  Chettinad Kozhi Soups, Chettinadu Koli Soup, Chetinad Murgh Soup, Chetinadu Kodi Soup

Category:  Soup

Region:  Chettinad

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  9  Adults

Cooking Time:  30  Minutes

Preparation Time:  20  Minutes


  1. Toor Dal     ½    cup
  2. Turmeric Powder     1    tsp
  3. Onion  Finely Chopped     ½    cup
  4. Tomatoes  Finely Chopped     1    cup
  5. Minced Ginger     2    tsp
  6. Green Chillies  Finely Chopped     2    no.
  7. Boneless Chicken cubed    2    cup
  8. Garam Masala Powder    ½    tsp
  9. Black pepper Powder    ½    tsp
  10. Cumin Seeds Powder    ½    tsp
  11. Crushed Garlic     4    cloves
  12. Salt to taste     ½    tsp
  13. Coriander Leaves -chopped    ½    cup
  14. Seasoning
    1. Oil      4    tbsp
    2. Bay leaves      1    no.
    3. Cinnamon Pieces (Patta)      1    no.
    4. Curry Leaves      3    stalks
    5. Cumin Seeds      ½    tsp
    6. Fennel Seeds(Perumjeerakam)      ¼    tsp


  1. Wash the dal and drain. Cook the dal with 0.5tsp of turmeric powder and 4 cups of water, till creamy.
  2. Drain dal water and reserve. Use the cooked dal for some other purpose.
  3. For the seasoning, put the oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add the remaining seasoning ingredients.
  4. Immediately add the onions, tomatoes, ginger and green chillies. Stir for a few seconds, till onions are soft.
  5. Add the chicken and stir-fry over medium heat. Sprinkle 0.5tsp of turmeric powder, garam masala powder and the black pepper and cumin powder into the pan. Stir well and cook uncovered for2-3 minutes.
  6. Add dal water to pan with an additional 6 cups of warm water. Mix in garlic and salt. Cook over medium heat till the soup comes to a boil. Add coriander leaves.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer, till the chicken is tender, stirring frequently.
  8. If the soup thickens, add 1-2 cups of water to thin it down. When the chicken is cooked, remove from heat.
  9. Serve it hot.

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