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What is pepper chicken?

Pepper chicken or also known as pepper dry chicken is an Indian recipe. It is prepared with home made pepper masala which is added with chicken and cooked. You can prepare this spicy delicious recipe any day. It fits perfectly as a starter for any party or gathering also as a main course to enjoy with rice or roti. I personally love it with roti because of its spicy pepper taste. This delicious recipe is almost loved by everyone irrespective of regions.

Origin of pepper chicken

Pepper dry chicken is most common found in southern states of the India mainly in Malnad regions and also few parts of north east India, as the people there love spicy and tangy food due to the cold climatic conditions. I came to know about this recipe from one of Coorg friend where it is very popular. I have prepared little bit different variation of it as the original one is way too dry and I like little gravy with it. The preparation is also very simple and you can easily prepare this in your home.

How to eat pepper chicken?

Pepper chicken is generally served as a starter or appetizer as it is little dry. I prefer it as both starter as well as main course and consume it with naan or tandoori roti. You can also eat it with rice just add little more water to make it like gravy and you are good to go.

Shelf life

The shelf life of prepared pepper chicken is upto 3 days if stored in refrigerator. You can prepare the spice mix for pepper chicken before hand and store it in an air tight container for upto 2 months.

In this article today I am sharing my pepper chicken recipe along with detailed steps with photos as well. You will definitely love to prepare this as it also very simple to prepare only the masala is which you have to prepare according to your spice level as it is very hot and spicy.

Serving

  1. Serve mild hot
  2. You can serve it with roti, chapati or rice

Important points

  1. prepare the pepper masala according to your spice levels
  2. Mix in between while cooking until fully cooked

I have also prepared other chicken recipes like Chicken pahadi kebab and chicken tikka masala

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Pepper chicken

Pepper chicken is an Indian starter recipe prepared with spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: pepper chicken, pepper chicken dry, pepper dry chicken, spicy chicken, spicy pepper chicken
Servings: 2 people
Author: Pragya

Ingredients

  • 3 dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 2 medium onion
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 10 cury leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 500 grams chicken
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Instructions

  • First add dry red chillies, peppercorns, cumin seeds and fennel seeds in a pan
  • dry roast it until it turns aromatic
  • turn off the heat and let it cool
  • transfer it to a blender
  • grind it fine
  • now add oil and onion in a pan
  • fry until turns brown and crispy
  • add ginger garlic paste and fry a little
  • add curry leaves and and fry it a little
  • add turmeric and add chicken
  • mix it well
  • add the prepared masala
  • add salt and mix it well
  • cover and cook o medium heat for 10 minutes
  • give it a mix and add water
  • mix it well
  • cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes
  • add garam masala and lime juice
  • mix it well
  • pepper chicken is ready

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Pepper chicken recipe with step-by-step with photos

  1. First add dry red chillies, peppercorns, cumin seeds and fennel seeds in a panpepper chicken
  2. dry roast it until it turns aromatic
  3. turn off the heat and let it cool
  4. transfer it to a blender
  5. grind it finepepper chicken
  6. now to prepare pepper dry chicken add oil and onion in a pan
  7. fry until turns brown and crispy
  8. add ginger garlic paste and fry a little
  9. Now add curry leaves and and fry it a little
  10. add turmeric and add chicken
  11. mix it well
  12. add the prepared masala
  13. add salt and mix it well
  14. cover and cook o medium heat for 10 minutes
  15. give it a mix and add water
  16. mix it well
  17. cover and cook the pepper chicken on medium heat for 15 minutes
  18. add garam masala and lime juice
  19. mix it well
  20. pepper dry chicken is readypepper chicken

 

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