Chettinad Pepper Chicken

One of my collegues is getting married and as a farewell(O yeah, he is leaving our office), I finally took my special Chicken Curry and Cabbage Kofta to office. Though my friends have seen my blog, I haven’t really given them a chance to taste my food. So this was a good opportunity and I’m glad that he adored it. Yay, me!Clicking Your Heels Anyway, Hearty Congrats and All the Best, Raj…. and I guarantee you married life is beautiful!!Big Beating Heart

O yeah….Here’s the Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe which I promised to post.

Courtesy: Tasty Appetite



Chicken- ½ kg, Oil- 2 tbsp, Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp, Cumin- ½ tsp, Cardamom- 1, Bay leaf – 1, Cinnamon- 2, Cloves- 3 to 4, Onion- 2, Turmeric pwd- ½ tsp, Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp, Green chilly- 1, Curry leaves- a few, Tomato- 2, Red chilly pwd- 1 tsp, Coriander pwd- 2 tsp, Cumin pwd- 1 tsp, Pepper corns – 2 tsp, Salt to taste, Freshly chopped coriander leaves


Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait to crackle. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Saute for a while. Add finely chopped onion. Add powdered salt and saute till light brown.

Add turmeric pwd and ginger garlic paste. Saute and add chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Add finely chopped tomatoes. Add red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and saute well. Cook for 10 mins in low medium flame till the tomatoes are mashed well & oil separates out from the masala.

Now add chicken pieces and mix it with the masala. Cover with a lid & cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Do not add water as the chicken needs to be cooked by its own moisture in the masala.

Meanwhile crush peppercorns to coarse pwd and add to it once the chicken is cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves and Hog!! 😛

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