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Monday, December 17, 2012

Pepper Chicken Chettinadu

Chettinad recipes are always well known for its flavor through ages.And a famous menu entity in mostly all Indian restaurants.I have always had a great inclination towards this chettinad flavors.But this was something different which I have not tried/tasted in restaurants or even tried at home before.But believe me,now there are strong fans of this dish at home.Its a moderately spicy delicious dish that goes well with rice , , chapathis,appams or even dosa.We had this dish with rice.The recipe is adapted from here,do check it out & enjoy !!!

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 4-5
chicken 500-600gm( 1.5lb)(refer notes)
onion 1 big chopped fine
tomato 2 medium chopped
ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
curry leaves few
green chillies 2-3 chopped
whole garam masala(1" strand cinnamon,3 cardamom,2 bay leaves,3 cloves)
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp
hot chilly powder 1/2 tsp
kashmiri chilly powder 1 tsp
fennel powder(perinjeerakam podi) 1/2 tsp
whole peppercorns crushed 2tsp
coriander powder 1.25 tsp
coriander leaves 3-4 sprigs chopped
oil 2 tbsp
salt to taste

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-Wash the chicken several times and cut in medium sized pieces. Drain the water in a colander. Keep aside.
-Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds,crackle cumin seeds.Add the whole garam masala listed.Saute.
-Add in the onion chopped,saute till lightly browned on all sides,may take upto 5 minutes on medium flame.Add the salt lightly.Add the turmeric powder,saute.(gives a nice color & removes the raw flavor)
-Add the curry leaves,followed by green chillies chopped and the ginger -garlic paste.Saute till the raw smell disappears.
-Add the chopped tomatoes.Add all spice powders(chilly,coriander,fennel powder & cumin powder) and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium flame covered till the tomatoes are mashed. The gravy sauce must be thickened and cooked by now .The oil slightly oozes out.
-Add in the chicken and cook without water.Toss it well,Cover & cook the chicken till done on medium flame.(about 10 minutes).Then uncover lid, add the crushed peopercorns, reserve half for garnish. Chicken oozes out all moisture while cooking and makes a great sauce.
-If you wish a slightly thicker gravy,then cook uncovered for another 4-5 minutes.Add in the reseved crushed pepper corns,and coriander leaves.Adjust salt if required.
-Serve hot with your desired staples /rice.Drizzle a pinch of crushed pepper corns !!

Servings~ 2-3 adults

* You can use boneless or with bones chicken.I have used boneless chicken thighs.
* You can even add pepper powder instead of crushed pepper corns but the crushed pepper corns brings out the exact flavor.

Sending this to 60 days of Christmas hosted by Priya & Divya,Tried & tasted -Chettinad Recipes hosted by Lekshmi @ Kitchen Chronicles
,Bachelor's feast hosted by Jaleela @ Cook Book Jaleela,South Indian Cooking hosted by Divya@ Divya's Culinary Journey


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

I will make this with vegetables. I so wanted to try chettinad recipes. yours looks so tempting.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, this si soo tempting.. I am loving it :) I like the black bowl as well!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great flavor and awesome recipe!

virunthu unna vaanga said... Best Blogger Tips

Thinai/Foxtail Millet Kheer

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..Tempting n mouthwatering chicken...

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Am searching for that black bowl :) looks gorgeous.. Super hot pepper chicken Julie :) Thanks for linking :)
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Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

adipoli clicks julie. . ,kothi varunnu

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this looks awesome. I have had this in a restaurat and will love to try it. Can it be made with paneer?

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Same pinch Julie...very flavourful and tempting chicken.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering chicken gravy...

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow wow wow...superb pictures Julie. Though I wont eat non veg, it is tempting me. sure, I prepare this for the husband.

Sahasra Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Grate pepper flavor with chicken. said... Best Blogger Tips

same pinch dear.vl try thi snext time for n spicy FRANGO RECIETA..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the flavor of pepper,extremely tempting chicken curry

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious n yummy...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow Julie superb chicken i want some please :) loving your fresh clicks looks awesome

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so tempting,spicy n yummm

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Droolworthy pepper chicken, cant resist, wish to enjoy this fingerlicking spicy chicken with a bowl of rice.

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting and delicious Chicken... Whenever we go to Indian restaurant, Hubby usually prefers Chettinad items, specially Non Veg.. That too Pepper chicken he just loves it..

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Pepper Chicken looks so inviting..
Thanks for linking it to the event..

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

This is really mouthwatering Julie...Chettinad cuisine is my fav, I get to eat it here too,ther are lots of South Indian restaurants here and once in while I order chettinad !

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks finger-licking good!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Droooling!! give me a steaming bowl of rice with this and m in heaven :)

Nandinis food said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks awesome!! Drooling......

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks finger licking good!!!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Manushyane ingane kothippikkaruthu.Paavam njan ennu thonnippoya nimisham..Super tempting recipe Julie.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, This really tempting and am mouth watering here...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this dish looks awesome...I would like to taste some...

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli chicken curry...yum..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow chettinad aroma filled dish this would be right. Luv it.

Mrs.Ahmed said... Best Blogger Tips

love it..!

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely pepper chciken!!

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely :)

farah saleem said... Best Blogger Tips

tat looks great julie!

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting chicken curry

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! I m drooling here by seeing this super inviting chicken recipe. Excellent Julie.

today's recipe:

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

love chettinad curries... looks great..
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Sweet'n'Savoury said... Best Blogger Tips

So loved it..must try soon

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh this looks lovely and a must try!I love these spicy chicken preparations!!Lovely pics :)

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy preparation dear...

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Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli chicken recipe Julie, you are good cook.

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic! I know we would love this.

ushaprashanth said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie!
Mouth watering dish. lovely recipe. try adding crushed cumin seeds along with pepper too..flavor will be very good.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@ushaprashanth I have already added & mentioned in the recipe too dear:)

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n fingerlicking chicken recipe...yum

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious..Congrats.

Kitchen Chronicles said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I came here via an event where you had linked in this post. You can also link it the event going on in my blog. "Tried and Tasted : Chettinad Kitchen". Here is the link for it The event is from Feb’15th to March’15th . Just add a link to the event in your post also.