Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pepper Chicken

Pepper chicken it's absolute spicy and lip smacking preparation which you get in any restaurants in India ...I have tried so many recipe but when I stumbled on this recipe In Maria's Menu  and tried it I absolutely loved it ..I have changed the recipe a little bit but I absolutely love it every time I prepare it the longer this dish sits the most flavourful and lovely it becomes so do try this and leave in your feedback !


1/2 kg chicken ( I have used Boneless chicken ) (clean and Cut into med size pieces)

For Marination 

1/2 tsp Black pepper powder (freshly crushed)

1 tbsp Lemon juice 

salt to taste

For Masala

2 med Sized onion (finely Sliced)

2 tbsp crushed Ginger - garlic- green chilli paste ( I have used 10 cloves of garlic, 2' ginger, 2 green chillies 

1 tbsp Pepper powder (freshly crushed)

large pinch of saunf 

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Chicken Masala ( I have used Baadshah Brand)

1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

1 tsp Dark soya sauce (I used Ching's)

1 tsp Tomato Ketchup

2 sprigs of curry leaves 

2 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp Ghee ( I Have used Ghee for flavouring if you don't like you can omit it)

For frying and garnishing 

1 sprig of curry leaves 

1 small onion sliced 

Salt to taste 


  • Clean chicken and cut it into bite size pieces. Crush the pepper in a pepper crusher or Mortar and pestle (grainy texture). 
  • Marinate chicken with salt. pepper powder, lemon juice. and Keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Take a non stick pan add oil and ghee in it  add in large pinch of saunf , few curry leaves then add in sliced onion fry till it slowly starts getting caramel golden colour then add in the crushed ginger- garlic - green chilli fry well till the raw smells fades off and your left with a lovely aroma . Add in crushed pepper, haldi, garam masala powder, chicken masala and fry well.
  • Now add in soya sauce, tomato ketchup mix well. Now add the marinated chicken and mix well. then add in  1/2 cup water , salt  to taste and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook on a low flame till the chicken gets cooked well and all the Masala has coated well and the oil starts oozing out. Switch off the gas.
  • Take a pan drizzle with little oil fry onion for a min till it gets cooked add in curry leaves and to the cooked chicken. Done !!!....It's so delicious that you will say I would love to prepare it again :) 

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