Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pepper chicken

Chicken - 600 gm
onion - 3
Tomato -2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
Cinnamon /patta - 1 stick
Cardamom/ elakka - 2 pods
Clove/ grambu -3
Bay leaf -1
Star anise / thakkolam -1
Fennel seeds/ perum jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / jeerakam - 1/4 tsp
Pepper corns/ kurumulaku - As per your taste  ( for crushing in the end )
Curry leaves
To marinate
Redchilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tbs
Coriander powder - 2 tbs
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp


  1. Marinate the chicken with red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and half of the ginger garlic paste and keep aside for 1 hour.
  2. In a saucepan add some oil and sputter cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  3.  Add the whole spices and stir for few seconds.
  4. Add finely chopped onions and saute until it becomes brown in colour.
  5. Add rest of the ginger garlic paste and saute again until the raw smell goes. 
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until it is well cooked and mushy. 
  7. Add  marinated chicken to this  and stir well.
  8. Cook coverd in a lowflame. Donot add any water as chicken itself will leave water while cooking.When chicken is almost cooked add freshly crushed peppercorns and curry leaves.To make the gravy dry, cook for fewminutes taking the lid off untill the chicken is well coated in the gravy.                                                                                                                                                           


Aruna Devi said...

Congrats....on ur award.
Spicy chicken...yummy...

gtyuk said...

Dear Vineetha,

pepper chicken looks hot and succulent with the rice!!!

My hearty congratulations for the award and thank you so much for sharing it with me!!!! Enjoy and Have a nice day!!!!

Rohini said...

Congratulation of the award was nice to know more abt u..Thanks for remembering me too, it was so sweet of ya! :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vineetha
Congratulation for your awards and also thank you so much for sharing with me ,
This chicken is awesome!! Your Rogan Josh was a great hit...but could not click...will be cooking soon again.
I saw your other blog, very well written indeed.
Have a nice week

Ash said...

Hey its chicken again..... Oh! I bump into them a lot these days..... And I personally have not tried nor tasted pepper chicken.... But the look of your prep looks too tempting for me not to try..... So I will....

And thanks for remembering me & was nice knowing about you, other than, that, u cook & blog about it.... I had received awards but had not been tagged before... This is something new to me.... which I would practice, in my next post...


Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur awards Dear...Spicy and yummy chicken....

Sushma Mallya said...

Congraz on ur award,pepper chicken looks so tempting ,wish i could taste it...really good recipe

Sunitha said...

Congratulations on your award :) Pepper chicken looks great..

Malar said...

hi,congrats and thanks for the award dear..more similarities between you and me.. :)

Namitha said...

My hubby's fav..and the only chicken dish he could prepare :D
Congrats on your award dear !!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Adipoli pepper chicken...Ippo thanne eduthu kayikkan thonnunnu...Yummy yumm..
congrats on the award and thanx a lot for thinking of me deary!!!

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Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats on your award....pepper chicken looks very tempting:)

Malar said...

hey Vineetha,
I dont have baby yet dear..We are planning to have baby :) Surely I will inform you..and what about you/

Unknown said...

congrats and wishing many more to was nice to know more abt u da..Pinee pepper chicken my all time fav chicken recipe annu!!urs looks terffic and mouthwatering..sherikum kothiyavunu da:)

Dolly Sharma said...

Vineetha, Congratulations on ur well deserved award. It was good reading about you. I love funny stuff too. But I wish I could see ur mimicking

Drooling over ur spicy peppery chicken. Looks awesome.I love spicy food, so bookmarked this recipe.

Please collect the Beautiful Blogger Award from my blog.You deserve it.You are a great blogpal.

Tina said...

Yummy pepper chicken..Looks great..

San!!! said...

Pepper chicken looks so yum.Congratulations on the award dear.Good to know more about you.Thanks for sharing the award.Pepper chicken with curd rice oohhh wonderful combo i would crave for dear.

Finla said...

Looks super super yumm.