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
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Serves: 3-4
A spicy dry chicken recipe with pepper masala.
  • 1 lb(1/2 kg approx) boneless chicken
  • A pinch turmeric
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ cup tomatoes
  • 1 tea spn chilli powder
  • ½ tea spn coarse pepper powder
  • 1 tea spn coriander powder
  • 1 tea spn cumin powder
  • ½ tea spn garam masala
  • ½ tea spn amchoor powder
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tea spn ginger garlic powder
  • 1 tbl spn plain yogurt(curd)
  • Oil
  • Salt
  1. Apply turmeric powder, a little salt and yogurt to chicken pieces and keep aside for atleast 1 hr.
  2. Heat oil, add curry leaves, onion, ginger-garlic paste.
  3. Fry till onion is slightly brownish.
  4. Now add all dry powders, fry for a min till nice aroma comes out.
  5. Add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy.
  6. Add chicken pieces and mix well.
  7. Cover and cook till chicken is done. In between mix everything couple of times to make sure it doesn't burn.
  8. Serve hot.


14 Comments for “Pepper Masala Chicken”


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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