This is a delicious starter as well as side dish to rice/roti. It’s quite simple to make and requires fewer ingredients to prepare. The flavor and spice level of pepper makes this as a delectable dish. The key to this recipe is freshly ground pepper. You can make gravy using the same ingredients or keep it dry

Each state in India has it’s own version of Pepper chicken and here is my version of this dish. It does not require any elaborate preparation and this spicy dish tastes amazingly delicious

Preparation time: 2 hours Cooking time: 35 mins Total time: 155 mins

Servings: 4


  • 500 gm boneless Chicken cubed

For Marination

  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

For Roasting

  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1-2 green chilies slit
  • 2 medium Onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Tomato chili sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp crushed Peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Chicken Masala/Garam Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Steps to prepare

  • In a bowl, add chicken,lemon juice, freshly ground pepper and salt as mentioned under marination section
  • Marinate chicken and rest it side for 1-2 hours
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, onions and green chilies. Saute until onions turn light brown
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw aroma disappears
  • Add turmeric, coriander powder, freshly ground peppercorns, chicken masala and mix well for 1 minute
  • Add sauces and mix well for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken and mix well until chicken is well coated with masalas. Add very little salt as sauces also has enough salt. Mix well
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  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes over low medium heat until done stirring occasionally. Remove the lid. Increase the heat, roast until water has evaporated. garnish with little pepper powder
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges
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Pepper Chicken
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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