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Pepper Chicken Masala !

I don’t know why,but at times I have this perfect craving for pepper.The kind of sharp and real flavour this black spice brings out can’t be resisted..My spice cabinet have 3 types of containers for pepper.The original black seeds,the ones I personally crush and then the powdered version.I respect the spice so much that I never depend on the ready made powders available in the market..You may wonder how few tea spoons of crushed pepper can convert a spicy beef roast to a special & royal Varattiyathu ! The sharp authentic flavour brings out best of any meat.Then what about a spicy Pepper Chicken Masala ? My all time favourite..Enjoy !


750 gm chicken,cut into small pieces
2 medium tomatoes,ground
1 tbsp crushed black pepper
1 small piece of cinnamon
5 cloves
2 sprig curry leaves
handful of chopped coriander leaves
3 tbsp oil

For the spice paste

1 large onion,peeled and chopped
1 piece of ginger (2 inch)
6 cloves of big garlic
1 tsp chilly kashmiri chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp black pepper seeds


Prepare the spice paste by grinding the ingredients mentioned to a smooth paste.Marinate chicken pieces with this masala and salt for one hour.Pressure cook or cook the marinated chicken adding little water till 3/4 done.In a pressure cooker 2 whistles will do.If chicken still have gravy left,you have to cook and make it dry.Keep it aside.Now heat oil in a kadai and splutter cinnamon,cloves and curry leaves.Add 1 tbsp crushed pepper to this and sauté till the roasted masala smell begin to hit you.Add ground tomato to this and roast till the water evaporates and oil clears on top.Add the masala wrapped chicken to this and slow roast till cooked and the colour turn dark.Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve with Chapathi/roti/rice/appam..!


8 comments on “Pepper Chicken Masala !

  1. Insignia
    July 28, 2011

    Your past 3 recipes looks yummy. Easy to prepare as well.

    Only thing is I dont eat meat 😀


  2. ente pachakasala
    July 28, 2011

    pepper chicken masala looks yummy


  3. anilkurup
    July 28, 2011

    gonna try it this week, letter by letter. Though I have done my bit with this dish before. Thanks


  4. Suja
    July 28, 2011

    Wow delicious and spicy..restaurant style,me too love pepper flavor..love to have this anytime


  5. Krithi's Kitchen
    July 28, 2011

    Looks perfect.. am a great pepper lover too…


  6. Niru
    July 29, 2011

    love the pepper masala..


  7. Authenticoriyafood
    July 29, 2011

    Wow…this looks like a truely heartwarming recipe!!


  8. JishasKitchen
    July 29, 2011

    wow..I love to add just black peppers in chicken,,,,,your version looks very tempting…yumm


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