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Pepper Chicken

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 12:49:00 PM

Pepper chicken is a Hot & Spicy recipe which brings out the true flavor of chettinad cuisine. Black pepper has a lot of medicinal properties and there is no better way to include pepper in your diet than pepper chicken.Pepper Chicken is one of the easiest chicken recipes to make and has lots of flavour in it.The Chicken is going to be soft tender and mouthwatering.

Serving Size: 4

Cooking Time : 30 mins             

Difficulty: Spice Level:
750 g Chicken (with bone)
1 Onion
1 Tomato
1.5 tbsp Pepper powder
2,1,4,4,3 bay leaves, Cinamon stick, Cloves, Cardamom, Red chilies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
2 Tbsp Oil

Required salt

curry leaves for garnishing

Cooking Method

Step 1) heat some oil and add mustard seeds, cinnamon sticks, Cardamom, cloves ,bay leaves, 3 red chilies to temper and the add 1 chopped onion,salt and saute until the onions are golden brown be careful do not burn the onions (it will taste bitter).

Step 2) Once the onions are golden add 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of minutes.For the masalas add turmeric powder, Chili powder and coriander powder and mix it well and

Step 3)  Add 1 chopped tomato (you can also continue without adding tomatoes,instead add 1 tsp of lemon juice to it) and then the cleaned chicken pieces and mix it well with the masalas, cover and cook for 8- 10 minutes until the chicken is 100% cooked.

Step 4) Once the chicken is well done add pepper powder mix it well and also add some curry leaves for garnishing and turn off the heat.

  • If you are making dry chicken do not close the lid after cooking before the dish is cooled,if you close then the water vapor will fall inside and the dish will become wont be dry
  • Pepper add a unique taste to the recipe so always add freshly ground pepper powder while making pepper chicken.


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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