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Pepper Chicken recipe

Pepper Chicken

by @afsheenmushtaq
Prep Time
30min
Cook Time
45min
Total Time
1hr 15min
IndianLunchDinnerMain CourseMeatGluten-FreeSpicyNon-Vegetarian

A spicy and flavorful chicken dish marinated with black pepper and curry leaves, then cooked with onions and a special masala blend.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 piece)

For Chicken Marination

  • 1kg
    Chicken leg (thighs & drumsticks)
  • 2tbsp
    Black peppercorns, crushed
  • 6sprigs
    Curry leaves
  • 2tbsp
    Prepared Ginger Garlic paste
  • 2tbsp
    Oil

For Ginger Garlic Paste

  • 1 1/2in
    Ginger (peeled & roughly chopped)
  • 7
    cloves Garlic
  • 3piece
    Green chillies (less spicy & roughly torn)
  • Salt to taste

For Chicken Pepper Fry

  • 1/3cup
    Oil
  • 3sprigs
    Curry leaves
  • 4piece
    medium Onions, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Marinated Chicken
  • 1 1/2cups
    Curd, beaten
  • 3tbsp
    Prepared masala
  • 2tsp
    Black pepper powder

For Masala

  • 1/2tbsp
    Coriander seeds
  • 1/2tbsp
    Cumin seeds
  • 2tbsp
    Black peppercorns
  • 7piece
    Cloves
  • 12piece
    Black cardamom
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish

  • 1sprig
    Coriander

Method

For Chicken Marination

  1. In a bowl, add chicken, black peppercorns, curry leaves, prepared ginger garlic paste, and oil. Marinate well.

    Step 1.1: In a bowl, add chicken, black peppercorns, curry leaves, prepared ginger garlic paste, and oil
    Step 1.2: In a bowl, add chicken, black peppercorns, curry leaves, prepared ginger garlic paste, and oil

For Ginger Garlic Paste

  1. In a mortar pestle, add ginger, garlic, green chillies, and salt to taste. Grind into a coarse paste.

    Step 2.1: In a mortar pestle, add ginger, garlic, green chillies, and salt to taste

For Chicken Pepper Fry

  1. In a handi, add oil. Once it's hot, add curry leaves, onions, and salt to taste. Cook until translucent.

    Step 3.1: In a handi, add oil
  2. Add marinated chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame.

    Step 3.1: Add marinated chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame
  3. Add curd, prepared masala, and cook together for a while.

    Step 3.1: Add curd, prepared masala, and cook together for a while
    Step 3.2: Add curd, prepared masala, and cook together for a while
  4. Once the chicken is well-cooked, add black pepper powder and mix well.

    Step 3.1: Once the chicken is well-cooked, add black pepper powder and mix well
  5. Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving dish or bowl.

    Step 3.1: Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving dish or bowl
  6. Garnish with coriander sprig and lemon wedge.

    Step 3.1: Garnish with coriander sprig and lemon wedge

For Masala

  1. In a pan, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, black cardamom, and salt to taste. Roast until aromatic.

    Step 4.1: In a pan, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, black cardamom, and salt to taste
  2. Switch off the flame and transfer to a mixer grinder jar. Grind into a smooth fine powder.

    Step 4.1: Switch off the flame and transfer to a mixer grinder jar

Tips & Tricks

  1. Ensure the chicken is marinated for at least 30 minutes for better flavor.

  2. Adjust the amount of black pepper according to your spice tolerance.

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@afsheenmushtaq

I am not a professional chef, but I love cooking.

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