Pepper Masala Chicken

Pepper Masala Chicken
Pepper Masala Chicken

I have this crazy desire to make different kinds of chicken dishes every time. I change one or the other ingredient every time to see if I can come up with a new dish. Most of the times they all taste almost same even though I switch around something. V loves spicy chicken, so few weeks ago I tried this spicy pepper masala chicken. It reminded me of our days in Bangalore when we loved to eat at Andhra restaurants. I served it with simple spinach dal and rice. It was a very comforting meal.

Fry onions and ginger-garlic paste.
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Add all the dry masalas and fry for few minutes.
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Add tomatoes and cook till they are mushy. Then add marinated chicken. Cook till done.
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Pepper Masala Chicken

A spicy dry chicken recipe with pepper masala.
4.56 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 -4


  • 1 lb 1/2 kg approx boneless chicken
  • A pinch turmeric
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • 1 tea spn chilli powder
  • 1/2 tea spn coarse pepper powder
  • 1 tea spn coriander powder
  • 1 tea spn cumin powder
  • 1/2 tea spn garam masala
  • 1/2 tea spn amchoor powder
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tea spn ginger garlic powder
  • 1 tbl spn plain yogurt curd
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Apply turmeric powder, a little salt and yogurt to chicken pieces and keep aside for atleast 1 hr.
  • Heat oil, add curry leaves, onion, ginger-garlic paste.
  • Fry till onion is slightly brownish.
  • Now add all dry powders, fry for a min till nice aroma comes out.
  • Add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till chicken is done. In between mix everything couple of times to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Serve hot.


15 thoughts on “Pepper Masala Chicken”

  1. Hi I am an amchigale too!!. Love your website!! Pepper chicken is one of our favorite dishes to order from a restaurant. Your version looks good… in my saved recipes to try sooon!!!

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