Pepper Chicken (Dry) | Chicken Recipes

Pepper Chicken
Pepper Chicken is one of the easiest chicken recipes I've learnt recently.I've slowly started to cook nonveg dishes especially chicken. I got a chicken recipe handbook from a broiler shop long back even before blogging, and now I am trying dishes from it one by one. This pepper chicken is one recipe I tried from there ...should say this is a keeper.
Pepper Chicken - Dry

Pepper Chicken Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Chicken - 400 gms
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped finely

To roast and grind:

Pepper - 1.5 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp

To temper:

Jeera - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Curry leaves - 10
Green Chillies - 1 chopped


  1. Dry roast the ingredients under the list 'to roast and grind' till slightly browned and grind it to a coarse powder(I used my hand motar pestle to do that). Keep aside. In a pressure cooker heat oil - add onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till slightly browned.
    How to make pepper chicken - Step1
  2. Then add tomato and fry till its mushy and raw smell leaves. Add the turmeric,red chilli, coriander and half of the coarse pepper powder along with chicken pieces and fry well till raw smell leaves. Saute till chicken is well blended with the spices.
    How to make pepper chicken - Step2
  3. Then add water till immersing level say 1 cup along with salt and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles.Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai and add the items under 'to temper' then add pressure cooked chicken.
    How to make pepper chicken - Step3
  4. Add the remaining pepper fennel powder and saute till it becomes semi dry.Taste and adjust salt.Add chopped coriander leaves and switch it off.
    How to make pepper chicken - Step4
This is a spicy curry and I served it with rice and chicken kuzhambu. I love it with rotis too.
Pepper Chicken Recipe

My Notes:

Pepper Chicken - Dry

Labels: ,