Pepper Chicken Curry


Another one of our family favorite chicken curry that I regularly prepare is a pepper chicken curry which is a simple, straight forward recipe with all the basic ingredients that go into making a normal chicken curry and yet tastes quite different from the routine simple chicken curry flavor.

This recipe calls for freshly ground pepper powder and fennel seeds (saunf) powder which enhances the flavor of the curry tremendously. The spice of the pepper chicken curry comes from fresh green chillis and freshly ground pepper powder. This curry goes well with both white rice, biryani and rotis. It makes a great curry with dosas/vadas too.

Pepper Chicken Curry Recipe

Recipe source: From my recipe files

Prep & Cooking Time: 35-40 mts

Serves 5-6 persons

Cuisine: South Indian

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Ingredients:

1 kg chicken, washed and cut into medium sized pieces

2 large onions finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

3-4 green chillis slit length wise

1 large tomato finely chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp freshly ground fennel seeds pwd (saunf)

3/4 tsp to 1 tsp freshly ground pepper pwd (add according to your spice level)

1 tsp garam masala (1″ dalchini, 1 green cardamom, 4 cloves finely ground)

fresh coriander leaves for garnish

salt

1 1/2 tbsp-2 tbsp oil

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the onions and saute till pink. Add the green chillis, ginger-garlic paste and saute further for another 4-5 mts on medium heat.
2 Add the cleaned chicken pieces and cook on high heat for 4-5 mts, combining once in a while.
3 Add the turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, fennel seed pwd, pepper pwd and salt, combine well.
4 Reduce heat to medium, cook covered for another 4-5 mts.
5 Add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for 3-4 minutes without cover. Combine well and cook till oil separates.
6 Let the chicken cook in its own water, covered for 4-5 mts. Add half a cup of water and cook covered for another 4-5 mts or till you get the desired gravy consistency.
7 Finally add the garam masala pwd, combine well and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
8 Serve hot with white steamed rice or chapatis.

Pepper Chicken Curry

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48 thoughts on “Pepper Chicken Curry

  1. Nice recipe Sailu, seems to be very easy.
    BTW I tried your pappu pulusu couple of weeks back. Its the ultimate comfort food, definetely a keeper.

  2. Hi

    I am a vegetarian but make chicken and fish recipes for my husband. Will surely try this out. Seems to be a very easy method to make pepper chicken.

  3. Hi sailu,
    This is my first visit to ur blog/site. I absolutly love it it’s so…u know with the songs …makes u peaceful ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good recipe and nice pic …

    take care
    ramkumari

  4. hai sailu,
    tried ur pepper chicken with chicken briyani.its very very yummy.a perfect side dish for briyanis.thanks for the receipe

  5. Hello Sailu Mam,

    In my opinion the following changes may give a better flavor to the curry:

    instead of adding ginger-garlic paste at Step 1,if Ginger paste only is added in Step-2 and garlic paste is added during step-4, gives a better flavor.

  6. hi
    yesterday i tried ur pepper chicken reciepe…it’s simply superb..ur step by step method is very helpfull to me…thanks a lot…u have done a nice job
    one request-do u know any special reciepe for kids?if u know about it please write about it

  7. Hi Sailu,
    I’ve cooked this dish over the weekend. Yours seems to look a bit red in color but mine turns out brownish. Any thing wrong with mine? I followed the recipe to the T. Nevertheless, it taste nice and will definitely cook it again.

    Delia, I don’t know why the color difference if you followed the recipe as it is. But then you liked the flavor and that’s what matters.:). Sometimes the afternoon light (when I took that picture) can have an effect on the color of the curry.

  8. A ery tasty dish..you’re one of the few bloggers who mention what exactly goes in the garam masala..which in my opinion can alter the final taste to a great extent..thanks!!

  9. A very tasty dish..you’re one of the few bloggers who mention what exactly goes in the garam masala..which in my opinion can alter the final taste to a great extent..thanks!!

  10. Hi Sailu,

    I tried the pepper chicken recipe yesterday——it turned out amazing. My husband said it is the best chicken curry I have made till date. Thanks alot for sharing!!!

  11. hey Sailu..

    great recipe ..and can u believe it..i tried this without the saunf..was still so good:)
    am making this again later the next week for guests,this time with saunf..
    thanks so much..keep up the good job

  12. Hi Sailu,

    I tried out this curry and it turned out to be very delicious. I made it without saunf, and still it was very tasty. Thanks a lot for such nice recipe.

  13. This was the best dish i’ve ever made.
    Thank you so much for this awesome recipe.
    3 Cheers to Pepper Chicken Curry.
    WOhhooooo! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Wow, I’m so glad I tried this recipe, its simple & straightforward, thankyou so much. Everybody just loved it at home. Will cook it again.

  15. Hi Sailu,

    I’ve just started cooking and your recipes are super easy to follow. This one in particular turned out amazing. Thanks alot for sharing. The site is attractive and easy to read. Keep up the good work…..

  16. I tried this recipe yesterday only. Really liked it. very simple, easy preparation and different in taste. People who bored with regular style of masala chicken, should try this. Thanks to Sailu food.
    V.Srinivasa Rao, Surat.

  17. I tried this recipe yesterday only. Really liked it. very simple, easy preparation and different in taste. People who bored with regular style of masala chicken, should try this. Thanks to Sailu food.
    V.Srinivasa Rao, Surat.

  18. Hi, I was looking for chicken curry recipe and found this blog pretty trustworthy reading your followers comments. Just finished making this recipe and it tastes amazing. Thank u so much. I am new here and I am sure will be trying out all your recipes. Just one addition I made to this recipe was added the kaju/cashew paste along with onion and ginger garlic paste. Thanks so much !!!! Much love ๐Ÿ™‚

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