Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pepper Chicken

Pepper chicken is a famous dish from the Chettinad cuisine and giving all justice to its name this is sure to blow your senses away.

Prep Time: 45 mins
Chicken (medium sized cubes): 1 cup
Onions (chopped): 1/2 cup
Tomato (pureed): 2
Pepper powder: 2 teaspoons
Chili Powder: 1 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder: 2 teaspoon
Bay Leaves: 4-5
Curry Leaves: handful
Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon

Masala (we ground the following)
Cloves: 4-5
Pepper pods: 1 tablespoon
Dried red chili: 4-5
Cardamom: 2 pods
Nutmeg powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Jeera: 1/2 teaspoon
Saunf: 1/2 teaspoon

* Dry roast the above spices on low heat for 5 mins and then grind it into a fine powder.

Marinate the cubed chicken in salt, little turmeric, chilli powder, pepper powder and lemon juice for 20 mins. Heat about 5-6 tablespoons of oil in a deep dish. Fry the marinated chicken till about 75% cooked. Take it out and keep aside. You can use the same pan. Heat some oil. Add the bay leaves, ginger-garlic paste and saute. Add onions, curry leaves and keep frying until the onions turn slightly brown. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. Keep sauteing on medium heat. Now add the spice powder. Adjust the salt. Add the tomatoes and cook until it becomes all brown. Add the cooked chicken and keep sauteing. Everything will coat up on the chicken and slowly oil should start to come out. You can adjust the spice levels to your liking.

 Absolutely delicious with hot parathas.


  1. Chicken recipe looks so inviting. Love the spice blends truly tempting

  2. Super tempting pepper chicken..looks very delicious.

  3. Loos so delicious... and pepper chicken is my all-time fav dry chicken dish!

  4. Thats an irresistible pepper chicken,who can resist to it.

  5. Thank you so much for the recipe....I tried it and it was AMAZING!!!

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  7. Tried this today and it was awesome..good going girls!!

  8. I made this dish last week, looked tempting and was absolutely delicous.


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