4 Sep 2015

Curry Leaf Pepper Chicken

This is a spicy and flavorful chicken recipe, the freshly ground pepper and the curry leaves make this chicken even more flavorful. I have already posted a pepper chicken masala recipe and this is another chicken recipe that we love. I saw vahchef making this recipe and I wanted to try it out. This goes well with roti or dosa or any variety rice.


Curry Leaf Pepper Chicken


CURRY LEAF PEPPER CHICKEN
Preparation time 10 mins | Cooking time 25 mins | Serves 3

Ingredients
  • Chicken - 500 gms
  • Curry leaves - 3 sprigs
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp, grated
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 2 tbsp (fresh coarsely ground)
  • Coriander leaves - 1/3 cup, chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
Curry Leaf Pepper Chicken

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Method
1. Wash the chicken and clean it well and set aside.
2. In a pressure pan, heat 2 tbsp oil. Add the cumin seeds and wait for it to splutter.



3. Add the onions and some salt and saute until the onions turn translucent.
4. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell leaves. 



5. Add the turmeric powder and mix in with the onions. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked well.
6. Now add the grated coconut. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.
7. Add the red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well and cook for 2 more minutes.



8. Set this aside and allow to cool. Once cool, transfer to a blender and grind to a smooth paste.
9. In the same pressure pan, heat the other 2 tbsp of oil. Once the oil heats up, add the fennel seeds and curry leaves and wait for it to splutter.



10. Add the ground onion+tomato paste. Add the chicken pieces and mix well with the masala. Let it cook for 3 minutes , keep stirring the chicken.



11. Add 1 tbsp of freshly ground pepper powder and mix again. Add salt, close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles, simmer after 1st whistle.



12. (If you're cooking in an open pan, then just cover the pan and cook until the chicken gets cooked completely).
13. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and switch on the gas again and stir the chicken well. 



14. Add the other tbsp of freshly ground pepper powder and cook for another 5 minutes.
15. Add the chopped coriander leaves, mix in and switch off.


Curry Leaf Pepper Chicken

Notes
1. Use freshly ground pepper, it gives a lovely flavor and aroma. You can use a mortar and pestle or a blender to grind the pepper corns.
2. Pepper chicken is meant to be a spicy dish, if you don't prefer spice then reduce the red chilli powder.

Until next time,
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