Friday, July 4, 2014

Pepper chicken

Chicken - 1 kilogram
Pepper powder -  1 1⁄2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1⁄2 tsp
Lemon juice -1 1⁄2 tbsp
Onions - 4
Ginger, Garlic, Green chilli (crushed) - 3 tbsp
Whole black pepper - 3 tbsp
Garam masala -  2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
oil - 3 tbsp

Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder and lemon juice. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
Saute pepper in 1 tbsp of oil. when cool crush in a mixer. keep it aside.
In a kadai, heat the oil. when hot enough, add the sliced onions and curry leaves and saute well. Adding salt, helps the onion to get cooked fast.When the onions are soft add turmeric powder. Add crushed ginger, garlic and green chillies and Saute well till the aromatics release their flavor.
 Add marinated chicken pieces and stir around till the chicken pieces are well coated with the masalas. Don't add water.Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Now open the lid and cook until the water evaporates. Add garam masala, curry leaves, coriander leaves and crushed black pepper. Saute well and when dry remove from fire.
Best served with rice :)
Recipe Courtesy: Nirmala Jayakrishnan(Nirmalamayi)

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