Pepper Chicken Chettinad | Milagu Kozhi Varuval
Pepper Chicken Chettinad is a very spicy hot dish. This authentic dish is known world wide for the spicy masala blended well with the chicken & its rich aroma. Also, its one of the famous recipe in Indian restaurants. It makes a good combo with Chapathi, Naan, flaky parotta, Dosa, biryani or any Rice dish. In this recipe, the tender chicken is cooked in a spicy masala based gravy without adding any water to it. This failproof recipe is also called Pepper Chicken, coz of the dominant , spicy flavor of pepper. This scrumptious dish is definitely on the hot spicy side, so adjust the amount of chillies / pepper to your taste. Cook now n let me know how you enjoyed..:)
Chicken - ½ kg
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
Cumin - ½ tsp
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 3 to 4
Onion - 2
Turmeric pwd - ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chilly - 1
Curry leaves - a few
Tomato - 2
Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
Coriander pwd - 2 tsp
Cumin pwd - 1 tsp
Pepper corns - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Freshly chopped coriander leaves
Wash and chop chicken to fine pieces.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai / wok.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait to crackle.
Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf
Saute for a while
Add finely chopped onion.
Add powdered salt and saute till light brown.
Add turmeric pwd and ginger garlic paste.
Saute for a minute till raw smell disappears.
Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves.
Give a good stir.
Now add finely chopped tomatoes.
Add red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and saute well.
Cook for 10 mins in low medium flame.
Now you can see tomatoes are mashed well, the moisture is completely absorbed & oil separates out from the masala.
Now add chicken pieces.
Mix it with the above prepared chettinad masala together.
Cover with a lid & cook for 5 to 7 minutes. ( or till chicken is cooked tender )
Take care not to add water in this step for the chicken to cook, it will get cooked in the masala & chicken itself will let out its own moisture, while getting cooked.
Meanwhile crush peppercorns to coarse pwd. ( freshly ground pepper enhances the taste)
Open the lid, you can see the chicken has oozed out so much moisture, without adding any water.
Check if the chicken is cooked tender.
Now add crushed peppercorns.
You can enjoy the rich spicy aroma lingering all over , rocking your home.
Finally , garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Awesome Pepper Chicken Chettinad curry is ready to taste.
Enjoy the spicy taste with Chapatti, Naan, Dosa and Rice..