21 PEPPER CHICKEN


Chicken - 2 lbs
Onion - 2 small chopped fine
Tomato - 2 Chopped fine
Green chilli - 2 slit long
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Chicken masala or garam masala - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - few sprinkles
Lime juice - juice from half of one lime
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Spices - cumin seeds, cardamom, clove and cinnamon - all few
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp


Cut Chicken into medium pieces. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Wash and pat dry. Sprinkle little water and cook in a pressure cooker for just one whistle or on stove top till they are soft but not fully done.



Heat oil in a pan and first add the spices. Wait for few seconds and add the chopped onions. Fry till golden brown. Next add the slit green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute and add chopped tomatoes. Mash and cook till pulpy and water has all left and oil floats on top ( can also add some salt to cook onion and tomatoes fast). Next add the chilli and coriander powder and chicken or garam masala. Mix well and add the cooked chicken. Mix again and cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Add a cup of water and salt and reduce flame and cook till the water drains out and has thickened. Finally add pepper powder, chopped coriander leaves and lime juice and mix and serve.


Pepper chicken a semi dry gravy can be had as a side dish with rice or chapathi. You can always adjust the quantity of the water depending upon the thickness needed. You can make this entirely dry or semi dry. If you want them to be very dry, then reduce the water and allow it to cook very well.



21 comments/Reactions:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum and spicy... good one - padma!

Anu said...

wow tempting... yummy and spicy gravy..

Sushma Mallya said...

spicy & perfect one with Naan..

Rekha shoban said...

wow tempting pepper chicken...nice combo with rasam and chapthi

Aruna Devi said...

Spicy tempting me....

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe....nice one

Sumi said...

delicious mouth watering chicken

lissie said...

mouthwatering pepper chicken, Padma! I am going to try it for tonight's dinner... can't resist the temptation! :)

sangi said...

Happy new year Padma!
It's my fav dish&urs luks really delicious!

Priya said...

Such a tempting pepper chicken, my all time favourite..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i had posted this before 5months..i love this very much..and more than me, my hus makes the best pepper chicken without oil..shall post it soon.. :)this is perfect with bread and paratha.. :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Yummy with rasam rice....

Akal's Saappadu said...

pepper chicken looks nice hot and delicious!!

I love it semi dry ,slurp slurp, nice recipe!!!

s said...

looks GREAT....spicy and succulent...yum!

prasu said...

oh my..........very tempting chicken dear.....looks delicious.

notyet100 said...

looks delicious,,,,

my kitchen said...

Hot & spicy pepper chicken,looks mouthwatering

SE said...

wow...such a mouthwatering dish !!yumm

Padma said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments :)
Thank you notyet100 for visiting and leaving your comments :)

Bergamot said...

Thanks for stopping by. The chicken looks really yummy and spicy.

kothiyavunu said...

Delicious pepper chicken, looks very terffic & mouthwatering Padma.

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