Chettinad cuisine hails from the Chettinand region of South India's Tamil Nadu region. While each South Indian state has their own cuisine, this one is special because it is considered to be the spiciest fare in the country. The Nattukottai Chettiars are credited with the robust cuisine that involves use of spices like stone flower, star anise etc. The cuisine boasts of a fiery chicken curry called Chettinad chicken. The classic dishes of the fare reflect the influences of South-East Asian countries like Vietnam and Laos as well as British colonial reminisces. The cuisine hosts plenty of meaty delicacies but it is the seafood fare that shines bright. However, today we will look at a classic chicken preparation from the Chettinad region. This chicken recipe is prepared by marinating chicken in spices and then cooked with tomatoes, shallots, ginger-garlic paste and the most essential, coconut. The dish is usually paired with a bowl of steamed rice.