Thursday, October 24, 2013


Pepper chicken Masala

Recipe source: Magic Oven ,Lakshmi Nair
  1. Chicken- 1 small( cut into small pieces)
  2. Cinnamon- 2 " piece
  3. Cloves- 5 nos
  4. Curry leaves- 3 sprigs
  5. Black peppercorns- 1 tbsp( crushed)
  6. Tomato- 2 small( pureed)
  7. Ghee/Oil- as required
  8. Hot water- if required
  9. Coriander leaves- 2 to 3 tbsp
  10. Salt- to taste
For Masala
  1. Onion-(diced) 1 cup
  2. Ginger- 2" piece
  3. Garlic- 5 to 6 cloves
  4. Kashmiri chili powder- 2 tsp( or according to taste)
  5. Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  7. Black peppercorns- 1 tbsp(or according to taste)
  8. Salt- to taste
  • Combine all the ingredients listed under 'For masala' in a blender.Grind to form a smooth paste.
  • Rub this masala onto the chicken pieces and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan,cook the marinated chicken until 3/4 th done.
  • Heat ghee/oil in a pan,add cinnamon,cloves and curry leaves.Saute for few seconds.
  • Add crushed black pepper and saute for few seconds.
  • Add tomato puree and saute until oil separates.
  • Add cooked chicken and mix well.Add more salt if required.(Add hot water if you require more gravy)
  • Cook until gravy is thick and it coats the chicken pieces.
  • Add chopped coriander and serve with rice or roti.
    • This is a spicy chicken  recipe, adjust the quantity of black pepper according to your spice level.

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