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.
Method: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.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.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.
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.
- 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.