Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pepper Chicken!

This is a spicy peppery chicken that works out well as a starter. If one prefers a spicy one, then this is the choice. The last time hubby had, it was prepared by Amma and he was all praise for this. So naturally I wanted to try again. But so many days passed by and yet couldn't find time right for this dish. Well finally found time appropriate for this as I made this for Sunday dinner with Pappu chaaru.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 3 hrs
Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients Needed

To be Marinated
Chicken - 500 gms
Vinegar - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Spice

Pepper Chicken Masala - 5 tsp
Onions - 2 medium
Curry leaves - few
Coriander - few springs

Pepper Chicken Masala (makes for 1 kg chicken)

First combination

Pepper corns whole - 3 tsp
Cinnamon - 3 "
Cloves - 5
Bay leaf - 1
Cardamom - 2
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Second combination of spices

Black pepper corns - 3 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cardamom- 3
Cassia - 3"
Green Chilli - 2
Dry Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 3 pods

I have two proportions of this pepper masala, both works out well. These can be ground dry or with 1 tsp of oil and cooled and powdered.
This is an approximation, can be increased or decreased as per taste. Grind all the ingredients to fine powder. If desired pepper corns can be ground coarsely to get more effect.
Method to prepare:

Clean and cut chicken to desired size. Marinate the chicken with salt and vinegar for 3 hours.

Chop onions finely. Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of oil. Add onions and curry leaves. Fry onions till they are brown in colour.

Remove the chicken from the marinate and add to the onions. Cook on high for 2 mins, then add the pepper masala. Cover and cook for 20 mins or till cooked. Finally garnish with coriander leaves, roasted curry leaves and chilli.

Pepper chicken masala is very spicy, so take care to use as per taste.

Hubby liked it a lot, except wanted the pepper corns to be little coarse. So next time its not going to be a fine powder!


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Padma said...

Srivalli, this is incredibly tasty chicken out of m/w, I guess vinegar helps in tenderising the meat and its easy to cook...nice post and I should try this, looks mouthwatering!

May be I can try this weekend as we are having friends for lunch....

Pooja V said...

Lovely recipe..A must try this weekend.

Asha said...

That looks so good.Love it,will be on the table this weekend!:))

Apple said...

Yummmm...lovely...I love pepper based frys

Sig said...

That picture is making me drool srivalli... I am all for spicy chicken dishes, and this is going to be tried soon... Yummmmmm

Saju said...

lovely recipe, I can't wait to try it. I took will leave the pepper masala a little coarse

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Valli...this is a popular variety of chicken...will pass on the recipe to my husband...I don't eat non-veg......Looks great though :-)

Superchef said...

am completely a cant comment on this..but im sure it tastes good.. :)

musical said...

Srivalli, thats lovely! I am sure it will work out well with vegetarian replacements too.

Pari said...

Its lovely recipe i tried it and its a hit at my place

starry nights said...

This dish looks so good.have to make it.

Tee said...

I can't stop drooling! this looks super delicious!!!! :)

Rina said...

Wow!! Srivalli, excellent Spicy chicken dish. I'm sure my hubby will like it too. Picture look great.

Cynthia said...

I know I'd enjoy this dish.

Seena said...

sooo delicious looking dish..nice recipe..

rahin said...

i m ready to dig in :D

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

Hi Shri,
luv the dry look of your chicken..mine always ends up with gravey..hey, i have sent my entry to the event..cud you please check ur email and confirm receipt, plz


Srivalli said...

Padma, thanks. Yes vinegar makes this soft and I cooked on gas stove and not in mw..will try in that too..

Pooja, thank let me know how it comes out

Asha, glad...hope you will like it

Apple, thats nice to know

Sig, thank let know how you liked it

Saju, thank you and welcome

Sirisha, most welcome...let me know the results..

Superchef, thats very nice of you

musical, yeah surely...will try and let you know

Pari, thanks for dropping by. Thats very sweet of you to try so fast and letting me know abt it. do visit again when you find time..

starry nights, thanks..sure

Tee, thanks...I liked the picture myself and hubby said it was good..

Rina, thanks for the nice words...

Cynthia, I am sure try and enjoy

Seena, thank you

rahin, most welcome..:)

Dhana said...

R will love this big time. Perfect for this weather too!

Srivalli said...

Dhana, glad you liked it

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