Pepper Chicken Dry – Kerala Style

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At home we love to have spicy dishes especially non-vegetarian. My hubby being a proper non-vegetarian I get to try some variation and so here it is Kerala Style – Pepper Chicken. This was on my weekend menu few weeks ago and is true delight for spicy food lovers out there. The freshly crushed pepper lends very spicy touch and the curry leaves provides a very strong flavor. I felt the heat on my first bite yet it tasted scrumptious. Adding soy and tomato sauce balances the spiciness to an extent. Let’s go to the recipe now..

Ingredients:

For Marination:
  1. Chicken – 350 - 400 gms
  2. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  3. Salt
For Masala:
  1. Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
  2. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  3. Large Onion – 1, thinly sliced
  4. Pepper Corns – 1.5 tsp
  5. Green Chillies – 2, slit
  6. Curry Leaves – 10
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Dark Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
  9. Tomato Sauce – 1 tsp
  10. Water – 1/2 cup
  11. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  12. Salt to Taste
  13. Oil – 2 tbsp.

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  How to Prepare:
  • Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with salt, 1/2 tsp pepper powder & lemon juice for 30 minutes. Crush the pepper corns (do not powder)
  • In a pan, heat oil and sauté the sliced onions. Add ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and green chilli. Sauté until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the remaining crushed pepper powder, turmeric, garam masala along with the sauces. Mix well to combine.
  • Now, add water, marinade chicken pieces and salt. Mix and cover the lid. Reduce the heat and allow it to cook for about 10-12 minutes. Check in between if water is required and stir occasionally.
  • Remove the lid and allow the chicken to roast well. Once done, check for the seasoning and remove from fire.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and onions.

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My Notes:
  • You can reduce the quantity of the pepper if you wish to.
   

3 Comments

  1. my wife tried this recipe on my request.we really enjoyed up to what I had heard of kerala style dishes so far..

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