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Chicken Pepper Masala

The Chicken Pepper Masala has different types of 'peppers' - green chillies, red chilli powder and peppercorns and not just peppercorns which lend the basic character to dish. It's really a no nonsense dish that you can put together in no time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 500 gms chicken on the bone
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 tsp ginger - garlic paste
  • 2 medium sized onions finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
  • 2 small green chillies (adjust to tastslit
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves + extra for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • salt to taste


  • Cut the chicken into small pieces, wash & allow to drain. Marinate it with salt, lime juice and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and keep aside for 20-30 mins
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan and fry the slit chillies, 2 tsp ginger garlic paste and chopped onions till golden brown. Add the marinated chicken and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Toss in the pepper, cumin, red chilli & turmeric powders, mix well and add 1/2 cup of water and adjust salt to taste (remember that the marination has salt in it). Cover and cook on a slow flame till the chicken is cooked halfway. Add the chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves and continue to cook till the chicken is done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathis, dosa or rice.