Pepper Chicken Masala

It is always good to have a spicy and tasty recipe at least once in a week. In villages, people used to say "nakku sethupochu"(Dead tongue) if someone not having the spicy and tasty food for long time. To keep our tongue active, lets make Pepper chicken masala.


Chicken - 600g (We used boneless thigh)
Onion - 1
Pearl onion - 10
Tomato - 1
Red chilli - 3
Coriander seed - 1 tsp
Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Cloves - 3
Cardamon - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 leaflet
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Soak the poppy seeds in water for 15 minutes
Dry roast Red chilli, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, fennel seeds and cumin seeds till golden color. Cool down this mix. Make it to powder once cool down.

Peel the pearl onion and make it to smooth paste in a mixer grinder along with soaked poppy seeds.

Wash the chicken thoroughly and keep aside.
Heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan. Once oil hot add chopped onion and curry leaves.
Once onion wilted, add chopped tomato and cook till it is mushy.
Then add chicken pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. No need to add water until it is required. Broiler Chicken leaves some water. If it is desi chicken we might need to add water.

After 5 minutes, add the ground masala powder and mix it. Cook this for another 2 minutes.
Then add ground pearl onion paste and mix it. Cook this for another 1-2 minutes.
This time add ginger garlic paste(Generally ginger garlic paste added in the seasoning). Add this stage and see the difference in the taste and extra flavor(Village style).
Add red chilli powder. Close the lid and cook for 3 minutes.
Now add the pepper powder and stir it.
Finally add coriander leaves for garnishing once switched off the flame.
Now the Pepper Chicken masala is ready to serve with your favorite chappathi, rice,etc...
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