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Pepper chicken dry

Pepper chicken dry recipe

Yummy Pepper chicken, tender, juicy and spicy, stir-fried with freshly ground pepper, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Learn how to make with stepwise pictures.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal



  • ½ kg chicken (with bones)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt (as per taste)
  • ¼ cup water (approx.)
  • 2 tbsp black pepper powder (freshly ground)
  • ½ lemon



  • Clean chicken pieces with water, drain and keep aside.
  • Chop onions and green chillies.
  • Coarse grind fresh black peppercorns and keep ready.

Recipe for pepper chicken:

  • Heat up oil in a frying flat pan, season with fennel seeds.
  • Let them splutter and add chopped ginger and garlic.
  • Roast ginger and garlic until the raw smell disappears completely.
  • Add onions and saute well until they become light brown color.
  • Also, add green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Saute to get nice aroma from the green chillies.
  • Add turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  • Also, add required salt for the chicken.
  • Now put the washed chicken and mix well.
  • Sprinkle a few tbsp of water(approximately 1/4 cup), mix and cover with a lid.
  • Cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and let the excess water evaporates completely.
  • Now add a lavish quantity of freshly ground black pepper powder and mix it up.
  • Cover again for just two minutes. Let the chicken pieces absorb the pepper flavor.
  • Finally, add some curry leaves and a dash of lemon juice.
  • Give a quick mix and switch off.
  • Serve with hot Bisibelabath, curd rice, rasam rice, chapati, naan varieties and dosas.



Tips: 1) First of all, choose chicken with bones for this recipe. Because the pieces with bones are extra tender and tasty when cooked properly. 2) Next important tip is, grind the peppercorns freshly before making pepper chicken. In addition, coarsely ground pepper powder is a better option. 3) Finally, do not avoid using lemon at last as it gives the necessary mild sour taste to the chicken pepper dry.


Calories: 320kcal
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