Chettinad Pepper Chicken is a very popular dish in india,which originates from chettinad region of Tamilnadu in South India. Chettinad cusine is famous for its use of variety of spices used in preparing non-vegetarian food. As I mentioned in my earlier posts, my husband will search for variety of chicken recipes for my blog and one day he came across this recipe and planned to prepare this recipe, when guests came in our house. He alone prepared this recipe as it is very easy to prepare and I was very busy with preparing some other dishes. It came out very nicely. It was tasty and all our guests liked it very much. Chicken cooked in pepper gravy gives a distinct aroma and taste.You can also try this recipe, I am sure that all will love the taste of this recipe.Let me know your comments

Ingredients

Chicken-1 kg
Onion-4,finely chopped
Tomato-2,chopped
Capsicum-1,chopped
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbs
Green chilies-3 
Lemon Juice-2 tsp
Redchili powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 1/2 tbs
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1 1/2 tsp
Crushed Pepper corns-1 tbs
Coconut pieces-few
Curry leaves-few
Salt to taste
Oil-1 1/2 tbs

Method Of Preparation
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric powder,redchili powder,pepper powder,salt and lemon juice and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add some curry leaves,then add finely chopped onions.Saute it well until onion becomes brown in color
  • Then add ginger garlic paste,green chilies,turmeric powder,redchili powder,garam masala powder,coriander powder,pepper powder and salt.Saute it for 1 minute
  • After 1 minute add tomatoes and capsicum in it and cook well
  • Once tomatoes are cooked well mash the tomatoes and add the marinated chicken pieces in it
  • Mix well and cook till it becomes soft
  • Close it with a lid and keep the flame in medium
  • Once the chicken pieces become soft add the crushed pepper corns and lemon juice in it and mix well and cook for 2 minutes
  • After 2 minutes add lemon juice again and mix well and turn off the heat
  • Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves in it and saute for few minutes and add curry leaves in the cooked chicken
  • Finally fry the coconut pieces in oil and add the coconut pieces also in the cooked chicken and mix well
  • Serve it hot as a side dish with rice or roti

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