chicken · Pepper

Pepper Chicken

I do not have a story for this post, except I came across the recipe other day and found the flavours very interesting. I was not quite sure but I still decided to give it a try. Though the combination of the spices and the sauce was unusual or should I say rather different, it turned out very nice and turned out even more perfect with Naan.

The recipe is simple, though initially, the  ingredients may raise some doubts, but the finish product is actually very nice. Go ahead give it a try.

I found this recipe at Marias Menu 



Chicken,cut into medium size pieces – 400 gm

Onion,sliced – 2 medium sized

Ginger,crushed – 2.5 tsp

Garlic,crushed – 2.5 tsp

Green chilies,cut vertically – 1 or 2 nos

Curry leaves- 2-3 sprigs

Whole black pepper – 1 and 1/4 tsp(or to taste)

Garam masala – 3/4 tsp

Fennel powder – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Soya sauce – 1 tsp

Tomato sauce- 1 tsp

Oil- as required

Water-as required

Salt-to taste


For Marinade

Black pepper powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp

Lemon Juice-1 tsp

Salt- to taste



Combine all the ingredients listed under ‘For marinade’ in a bowl. Marinate the chicken with this masala.Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Coarsely crush whole black pepper , keep aside. Now heat oil in a pan,add onion and saute until it turns golden brown. next add ginger,garlic,green chilies and curry leaves.Saute until raw smell leaves. Add crushed whole black pepper,garam masala,fennel powder and turmeric powder.Mix well.Saute for 2- 3 minutes on medium low flame. Following, add soya sauce and tomato sauce. Mix well and then add 1/4 cup water and salt to taste.Add marinated chicken and mix well.Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes and add 1/2 cup water.Cover and cook until chicken is done.(Check in between,give it a stir and add more water if required). Remove the lid,add more curry leaves and saute for about 5 to 10 minutes or until it turns golden brown on all the sides.


  • Adjust the quantity of black pepper according to your taste.
  • Use freshly ground black pepper for best results and a table spoon of lime juice and some coriander leaves to garnish..

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