Friday, September 27, 2013

Pepper Chicken | பெப்பர் சிக்கன்

Pepper Chicken is spicy and delicious which can be prepared quickly. The caramelized onions lend a natural sweetness to this dish, and help tone down the heat from the black pepper.

Ingredients :- 
 Chicken  ½ kg
 Big Onion  2
 Tomato  2
 Coriander powder  1 tbsp
 Ginger garlic paste              1 tsp
 Pepper  2 tbsp
 Curry leaves  1 sprig
 Coriander leaves - chopped    1 tsp
 Cinnamon  3 sticks     
 Cardamom  3
 Cloves  3
 Bay-leaf  1 
 Fennel Seeds  1 tsp
 Salt        to taste
 Oil   1 tsp
To Marinate :- 
 Ginger garlic paste         1 tsp
 Chilli powder  1 tsp
 Turmeric powder  ¼ tsp
 Lemon Juice  1 tbsp   
 Salt        ¼ tsp

 Method :-

1). Cut chicken into medium(bite-size) pieces and wash thoroughly. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients lists under "To marinate" list for at-least 30 minutes . Crush the whole black pepper & keep it aside. 

2). Heat Oil in the pan, add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bayleaf, fennel seeds, curry leaves and fry till aromatic. Then add onions, salt and saute till onions turns light brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.

3). Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till it becomes mushy. Then add the coriander powder and mix well. Add 1/4 cup water and let the masala get cooked well till oil seperates.
4). Add the marinated chicken and mix well till the all spices coats well to chicken. Sprinkle little water and cook covered in medium flame until chicken gets cooked soft and tender.

5). Once the chicken pieces are cooked, add the freshly ground pepper powder and combine well. Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves. 
Serve with Rice (Biryani / Pulao) varieties or Indian-Breads. 

Notes :-
# I have used chicken breast for this recipe. 
# Freshly ground pepper suits well for this recipe. 
# You can substitute chicken with mushrooms or Paneer for Vegetarian version. 
# Prepare this dish in advance before serving so that the flavors settles in and tastes perfect. 
# You can also include Capsicum, it goes well with chicken.

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