Friday, May 27, 2011

Pepper chicken Masala & Suggest tea-time snacks for get-together

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...

~*What U Need*~
Chicken - ½ kg
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...


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  1. பெப்பர் சிக்கன் செம சூப்பரா இருக்கு,சாம்பார் சாதத்துக்கு சூப்பர் காம்பினேஷன்..

  2. how about mini pizzas or paneer tikka on oven for your party, do let me know wha finally made the cut !! have fun

  3. Our Weekend is gone(Thu and Fri are holidays here).
    Pepper Chicken looks tempting. You can go for Vegetable Cutlets, French Fries or Potato Wedges. Happy Weekend.

  4. yummy and so delicious ..... wonderful pictures .... following u ....

  5. I want to finish that irresistible chicken masala,mouthwatering here..

  6. Delicious chicken masala, make some puffs, samosa etc.

  7. You could do some fritters..
    check out for ideas

  8. looks very yummy dear.....hope you enjoyed it!!!.....wish you would hv invited me.....:(

    Good Food Recipes
    Coffe With Me Deepthi

  9. chicken looks super delicious and spicy..:)
    My suggestions for the tea time snacks would be..samosas, cutlets, vadas or some sweets like ladoos..Have a great time dear..!!

  10. Absolutely great looking dish... Yummy!

  11. Puffs, Cutlet, Masala peanuts, Tortilla chips and dip, Sundals. If there are cheese lovers then cheese and biscuits.

    Have a blast Vimitha.


  12. Pepper chicken looks fantastic!!! You can go for cocktail idlis, hara bhara kababs, mxd veg pakora, onion pakoras, rava vada, cabbage vadas, veg cutlets, mini samosas, salsa of mango or regular tomato or corn with tortillas etc etc :) Have fun!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. absolutely delish!! chicken looks flavourful and well cooked

  14. Chicken masala looks absolutely gorgeous, spicy and yummy.

  15. Am drooling here... looks like a keeper recipe

  16. feeling hungry seeing this

  17. Hope you had a great time with friends- good food and great company and lots of chitchat, aha!

    Love pepper chicken and with your review and Jay's review I'll definitely bookmark this!

  18. Slrup :) So good one.. would love this for tea now :)

  19. I would highly recommend pazham pori for ur party.. or some cake/muffins.. so the cooking is done earlier and u can actually spend some chatting time with them.. anyways enjoy and do let me know how it went..

  20. oh my chicken looks awesome! its lunch time i'm dam so hungry!

  21. the chicken looks delicious! hope u enjoyed the party!

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