24 October 2013


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Pepper chicken Masala

Recipe source: Magic Oven ,Lakshmi Nair
  1. Chicken- 1 small( cut into small pieces)
  2. Cinnamon- 2 " piece
  3. Cloves- 5 nos
  4. Curry leaves- 3 sprigs
  5. Black peppercorns- 1 tbsp( crushed)
  6. Tomato- 2 small( pureed)
  7. Ghee/Oil- as required
  8. Hot water- if required
  9. Coriander leaves- 2 to 3 tbsp
  10. Salt- to taste
For Masala
  1. Onion-(diced) 1 cup
  2. Ginger- 2" piece
  3. Garlic- 5 to 6 cloves
  4. Kashmiri chili powder- 2 tsp( or according to taste)
  5. Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  7. Black peppercorns- 1 tbsp(or according to taste)
  8. Salt- to taste
  • Combine all the ingredients listed under 'For masala' in a blender.Grind to form a smooth paste.
  • Rub this masala onto the chicken pieces and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan,cook the marinated chicken until 3/4 th done.
  • Heat ghee/oil in a pan,add cinnamon,cloves and curry leaves.Saute for few seconds.
  • Add crushed black pepper and saute for few seconds.
  • Add tomato puree and saute until oil separates.
  • Add cooked chicken and mix well.Add more salt if required.(Add hot water if you require more gravy)
  • Cook until gravy is thick and it coats the chicken pieces.
  • Add chopped coriander and serve with rice or roti.
  • This is a spicy chicken  recipe, adjust the quantity of black pepper according to your spice level.


  1. You inspire me. This is looking so delicious. Yummy totally. I can almost taste the peppery chicken

  2. looks so spicy and delicious!

  3. I tried this today. It is so spicy. Thank you for sharing this. I already tried chettinad chicken with simply onions, oil , corriander , chilli powder. This tastes exactly the same. Since we are adding pepper in this, it is effective to cure cold.

    1. Im so happy that u liked it...This is one of my fav too...
      Thank you for the feedback.

  4. Cooked a really tasty meal following your recipe, I must say everyone at home loved it specially my partner. :P

    1. Thank you for the feedback!!!so happy that your family loved it!!!

  5. i have added curd also in the marination part, should i now avoid tomatoes whewn i make the gravy

    1. That depends upon the quantity of curd you have used..i feel tomato puree adds to the flavor and texture of the curry....try reducing the quantity of tomato to 1...if it turns out to be tangy even then,add a generous pinch of sugar to balance the tanginess...Happy Cooking


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