Monday, January 18, 2016

Pepper Chicken


  1. Chicken, cut into small pieces - 1/2 kg
  2. Peppercorn - 1 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Chicken masala 1/2 tsp
  6. Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  7. White Vinegar - 3 tsp
  8. Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp
  9. Green chilli  - 1
  10. Ginger, minced- 1 tsp
  11. Garlic, minced - 2 tsp
  12. Onion, sliced - 2 cups
  13. Tomato, wedges - 2 medium tomatoes (optional)
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil - 1 tbs
  16. Curry leaves - 5-8
  • It is ok to leave tomato in this dish. Since i like the tangy tomato taste, i have added it.
  • The green chilli I used is very spicy that is why the quantity is only 1, but you can add more if you like.
  • The black spots and patches you see in the picture is either crushed peppercorn or chopped curry leaves. :)
  1. Make a paste of the ingredients from 2 to 7 and keep aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan
  3. Saute ginger, garlic, and green chilli for a minute and onion slices to it
  4. Continue to saute till onion is golden brown and transparent
  5. Add the masala paste made in step 1 and saute again till the raw smell goes, about 2 minutes
  6. Add Chicken and salt to the above and mix well
  7. Close lid of the pan and cook chicken in medium to high flame
  8. Once the chicken is almost cooked, add tomato wedges and keep cooking till tomato is mushy
  9. Add chopped/full curry leaves to the above, keep the lid open and cook chicken in high flame
  10. Add crushed black pepper to the above and stir whenever is required so that the chicken masala doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan
  11. When the pepper chicken reaches almost dry consistency, switch off the flame
Pepper chicken is now ready to be served with any roti or rice. I find the pepper chicken to be more tasty after keeping it for few hours or next day. :)

I am linking this post to FiestaFriday#102 which is co hosted by Elaine @ foodbod and Julie @ Hostess at Heart


  1. Hi Divya, nice to meet you :) I love all of the spices in your dish, the flavour must be wonderful, thank you for joining us at this week's Fiesta Friday :)

    1. hi Eliane, nice to meet you too... Thanks for the comment! It is a really spicy dish!

  2. Oh heavens Divya, this looks absolutely amazing. I just love all of the spices in this dish! Thank you for sharing with your FF freinds!

  3. Wow, this sounds so flavorful! I'm saving this! :-)