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Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe

Chettinad Pepper Chicken is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1.5lb - chicken, cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 3-4 Cloves - garlic, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp - ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 - Onions (medium), chopped
  • 3 - Green chillies (lengthwise split into two)
  • 8-10 - Curry leaves
  • 5 tbsp - oil
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp - Garam Masala
  • Whole black pepper - a few
  • 1 tsp - black pepper powder (freshly ground pepper will bring better flavour)
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Chettinad Pepper Chicken:

    1. Heat oil in a large pan.
    2. Add the onions, curry leaves, whole black pepper, and green chillies and saute for a while.
    3. Then, add the ginger and garlic (mash them up together or you can use ginger-garlic paste instead) and fry for a few minutes.
    4. Then, add the coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala, and salt, and mix well.
    5. Add the chicken to the frying pan and mix well.
    6. Add some water, and cover and cook over low-medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    7. When the chicken is almost done, add ground pepper and mix well.
    8. Consistency should be like gravy.
    9. Goes well with rice and rotis.


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