Friday, June 15, 2012

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:

  • This is a dry curry and suits well with rice or even rotis.
  • Adding freshly ground pepper powder gives a nice flavour but check the spice level before adding it.
Pepper Chicken - Dry
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Pepper chicken looks irresistible...yummy..

  2. OMG ! Mouth watering Pepper chicken...

  3. Love this with a simple rasam... Nice one

  4. Salivating here..Droolworthy dry pepper chicken.

  5. I love chicken like this and yours look so good.

  6. I really feel lazy to take step by step pictures...And you have explained it so well here..Very tasty looking dry chicken preparation...

  7. super and thoroughly lipsmacking...

  8. very delicious pepper chicken with hot rasam rice...looks so tempting!
    Spicy Treats

  9. This sure looks like a keeper. Delicious pictures :-)

  10. ohhh dear !!!the pepper chicken looks so so delicious n mouthwatering !!!!loved ur wonderful clicks n beautiful presentation !!!!!

  11. Wow delicious chicken,drooling

  12. thankoo for the gonna try dis..but where to add cinamon n cloves

  13. @Kalyani : Aadd hte to temper along with onions...

  14. It's a nice and simple recipe.. Just one suggestion. 4-5 whistles is a little too much for chicken, especially if it tender. 2-3 should do it, or the chicken will be mushy and overcooked.

  15. @Some : We get broiler chicken so 4-5 whistles is needed. As you can see in the pic its firm, so it depends on the chicken...

  16. Will the Chicken be cooked if we cook like this.I thought First pressure cook the Chicken with water and salt in it and then follow the process you did to cook.
    Please clarify my doubt?

    1. Please read through the steps I have pressure cooked the chicken along with the spice powders

  17. nice and simple recipe..thanks for sharing

  18. I tried in my home very nice dish.. it's my first non veg dish.. thanks a lot

  19. I have tried this and it came out really well.. I visit ur blog ALL THE TIME for even a simple recipe :) Each an every dish is explained so clearly.. I usually refer ur blog whenever I chat with my friends.. Really thanks for all the hard work u have put in for the viewers like me.. Keep going..

  20. This came out really well. Thanks sooooo much !

  21. Hi I have tried this came out superbbbbb thaks

  22. Hey... Thanks.. I cooked it last night n it turned out very well... My hubby n FIL couldn't stop talking abt it... :)

  23. Hey.. I tried it last night n it turned out just Superb!!! My hubby n FIL couldn't stop talking about it.. ;)

  24. loved it...........success. n yum it is,,,,,,,,,
    thanks a bunchiness!

  25. it id fantastic.....every step was clear......thanks a ton mam
    u are a really good cook /////
    O i coudn stop licking my fingers
    exact restaurant material....even better infact


  26. Followed your recipe and made this dish and it was yumm :).. thank you so much for posting such wonderful dishes with so much clarity and clear steps

  27. Looks awesome. I'll try it tonight, thanks :)

  28. Hi Sharmi, just tried this receipe..It came out very well. Awesome taste....Its taste is divine.. Thanks a lot pa....
    Keep up the good work.:-)

  29. Hey Sharmi... I tried this recipe today..... Taste & Color is so delightful just loved it :) Loads of hugs & Thanks !!! Maya

  30. Hey Sharmi.. i just tried this recipe today it came out so well color & taste is delightful & finger licking :) Loads of hugs & thanks !!!

  31. Hi..
    I tried this dish..
    It really came out well..
    Thanks a lot

  32. Akka.. I have the very similar iron kadai.. I love it to cook in that. Ha ha...I got in town hall

  33. i tried this receipe,, it came out well,, ty for the receipe..

  34. does this not require marinating?

  35. thank u so much fr the recipe :) pepper chicken came out really yummy .

  36. Tried it today and we all loved it. thanks for the recipe

  37. Tried it.. Came out really well.. My hubby started asking for this dish all the time ���� thanks a lot for the simplest recipe ����

  38. Tried this recipe.. Came out well.. My hubby started asking for this dish all time ���� thanks for the simplest yet a delicious recipe����


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