I saw this Pepper Chicken Masala in Jay's Tasty Appetite and had an instant love to this recipe. Me and huss usually order this whenever we go to Thalapakatti, an authentic restaurant famous for its flavorful briyani. So when I saw this, I wanted to try this instantly but as usual my friend laziness reserves a seat with me at times. So chased him away and made this flavorful chicken. It was delightfully hot and I would recommend to have it with chapathis / naans.
Veggie pals do skip the post from here and read the last of the post and do provide me some suggestions. Thanks in advance...
I replaced the pepper powder with freshly ground pepper which added a unique flavor...
Onion - 2
Medium Sized Tomatoes - 2
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Peppercorns - 1 ½ tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - ½ tsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Chopped fresh coriander leaves - 2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Broken Cashews - 1 tbsp
How I Made it:
Coarsely grind the peppercorns.
Clean the chicken pieces and drain the water
Marinate with turmeric powder, salt, half of the pepper powder, lemon juice and red chilly powder for an hour.
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. Sauté till golden.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
Blend tomato in mixie and add to onion mixture. Sauté till the oil starts oozing out.
Add garam masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, remaining pepper powder and mix well.
Now add the chicken pieces and stir in low flame. Stir in frequent intervals.
Cook in medium flame until the water leaves the chicken and the chicken is tender.
Reduce the flame and cook till all the water evaporated and the chicken is cooked.
Remove from flame and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Fry the cashews in oil till golden brown and garnish op top.
Note: Adjust red chilli powder and pepper powder to ur taste. The above measurements are how I use (my family is a sweet tooth and hence I do not use much amount of spices)
Serve hot with chapathis / white rice / biryani.
The weekend is few hours away and I am excited as am meeting my college pals after a long time... Have invited them over to my house for tea and have decided to make a huge platter for our tea-time snacks.. Do drop in some suggestions on what I can make...
HAPPY WEEKEND GUYS!!! ENJOY EVERY SECOND!!!