Malabar Pepper Chicken

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Pepper chicken is a delicious non-vegetarian recipe made with chicken curried in lots of pepper. Very popular in Kerala, this spicy dish tastes best with rice.

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  • 1kg - chicken thighs, cut into 4
  • 2 - small onions, finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp - black pepper corns
  • 4 - pods of cardamom
  • 2 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp - refined cooking oil
  • 3 tbsp - coconut oil
  • 4 - dried chillies
  • 6 tbsp - desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Malabar Pepper Chicken

  • Add the pepper corns to the frying pan and quickly roast it.
  • Let it cool and grind to powder.
  • Add the desiccated coconut to the frying pan and quickly roast it without browning it and set it aside.
  • Add the refined oil to the pan and add the cardamom pods.
  • Fry until it gives out an aroma, then add the onions. Fry the onions until it turns transparent.
  • Add the chicken pieces and fry until it turns colour.
  • Add the salt, pepper powder and coriander powder and cook covered under a low fire for 20 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • When the chicken is cooked, mix the desiccated coconut.
  • Heat another frying pan and fry the mustard seeds, curry leaves and the dry chillies in coconut oil.
  • Add this to the chicken and serve hot with rice.