Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chettinad Pepper Chicken

No introduction is needed for chettinad cuisine as it is a widely popular for its well-known spicy taste and you can get thousands of hits when you google for this dish and its always difficult to find the correct authentic way of preparing this chettinad dishes unless someone from that region tells us what the exact recipe is and this dish is one such recipe passed on to me by my friend and very special thanks to her.
Chettinad dishes are incomplete without garlic and pepper and in this dish pepper being the main ingredient, there is no need to mention the fiery taste is what that makes dish more special and simply very delicious. Always use the freshly grounded pepper for this dish to get the original wonderful flavor.

Chicken – 1 lb
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomato – 2 medium chopped
Curry Leaves – 10
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper Powder – 3 tsp (freshly crushed)
Cumin Powder – 1tsp
Garlic – 3 cloves chopped
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Whole garam masala – cloves – 3, cinnamon – 1”, cardamom – 2
Salt to taste
Oil – 4tsp

Heat oil in a pan and add the whole garam masala and when you get the good fragrance from it add the garlic and onion and sauté for few mins and add the ginger garlic paste and mix well and add chopped tomato and fry till the oil separates from it and add the curry leaves and all the dry masalas and add the chicken and add some water and close and cook for 10 mins, stirring in between and if needed splash little water to avoid burning. When removing from stove, add a addition half tsp of pepper powder and mix and add the chopped cilantro. This dish goes very well with sambar rice, or plain curd rice and enjoy!!!


  1. wow...pepper chicken looks absolutely delicious!!...tempting pics!

  2. Wow just love the chettinad recipes....pepper chicken looks yumm.

  3. Wow am hungry now...tempting pepper chicken Swarna!!

  4. oh wow!!! one of my Fav's ..looks yummy yumm!!!

  5. Oh wow looks like a restuarant style.. though I dont eat Chicken its really tempting me I thinks same recipe with mushroom.. nice blend of spices too,.

  6. Looks nice spicy and very tempting Swarna :)

  7. Chettinad pepper chciekn looks yummy

  8. Just luv this...Delicious dear....

  9. Lovely pictures .I cannot comment on the dish as I am a pure vegetarian.


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