May 2, 2017

Chettinad Pepper Chicken Fry !!!


Hot and spicy chicken curry is prepared using pepper powder as a key ingredient.  Most popular chettinad dish is easy to make and taste good with rice & rotis.  


Ingredients :

  1. Chicken - 500 gms
  2. Oil - 2 tbsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Cinnamon stick - 1 "inch
  6. Cloves - 3 nos
  7. Cardamom - 2 nos
  8. Bay leaf - 1 no
  9. Red chillies - 2 nos
  10. Onion - 2 medium sized
  11. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  12. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  13. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  14. Green chillies - 2 nos
  15. Tomatoes - 2 nos
  16. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  17. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  18. Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  19. Salt to taste
  20. Fresh Pepper powder - 1 tbsp (to taste)

Method :

1.  Clean and cut the chicken into medium sized pieces.

2.  Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, red chillies, curry leaves and finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

3.   Add ginger garlic paste and salt to taste.  Saute for 2 mins.

4.   Add turmeric powder, finely chopped tomatoes and finely chopped green chillies.  Cover and cook for few mins.


5.   Add red chilly powder, coriander powder & cumin powder.  Cover and cook for 5 mins over medium low flame.

6.   Add chicken pieces and mix well with masala.  Cover and cook for 10 mins.  (Don't add water while cooking)

7.   Once the chicken is cooked, add pepper powder and turn off the flame.


Serve with rice / rotis.  

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