Thursday

Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves !

Recipe: Sauteed chicken with spices and curry leaves !
 Pepper Chicken
Pepper Chicken is a recipe that belongs to lot of cuisines with their own variations. I did see it in lot of Italian restaurants and then we have our very own South Indian style of pepper chicken. This recipe is no way an authentic pepper chicken but my own version with the ingredients that I had at hand. I love to use curry leaves in my cooking as it gives a nice sweetish flavor to the dish, but never used the curry leaves in meat curries back home. After visiting couple of South Indian restaurants here, for a change I did start to make use of curry leaves for chicken sauté or curries. And of course adding the freshly ground pepper takes the flavor and spice to the next level very much needed to beat the cold. So here is a simple, easy to follow pepper chicken recipe !


Ingredients:
2 - 3 tbsp oil
1/2 onion, sliced
1 strand of curry leaves
1 tsp peppercorns, ground (add more if preferred)
Marinate
2 full cups chicken, cubed
2 tbsp yogurt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
salt


Preparation Method:
1. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned under marinate list. Keep it for 15 – 30 minutes or more.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves and onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
3. Add the marinated chicken and sautee on high heat till the chicken is cooked and all the water is absorbed.
4. Slightly roast the peppercorns, ground them to a fine powder and add it the sauteed chicken. Stir for few minutes.
5. Serve as an appetizer or as a side.


Pepper Chicken (2)


Preparation Time: 25 mins
Serves: 4
Note: I prepared this to a dry consistency, but one can vary it to make  a gravy like consistency.

22 comments:

Soma Pradhan said...

Any dish with chciekn is teh dish for me.looks yummy

Asha said...

Love Pepper chicken. This looks lot less spicier than we get in the restaurant which is great for us. Looks delicious, great meal.

Malar Gandhi said...

I like this wonderful combo' pepper and curry leaves with chicken...very earthly flavours:)

Nostalgia said...

Gorgeous spread of food there and I agree.. so love curry leaves in my food.

Cham said...

I guess this one is less spicier version, we make almost fiery!
Looks excellent with a light salad on side!

Sushma Mallya said...

love pepper chicken and that too with the flavour of curry leaves, just superb to have it...

Jagruti said...

hey dish looks very colourful...

Suparna said...

seems a delicious preparation! curry leaves gives a typical south Indian flavour :)
TC

indosungod said...

Delicious.Pepper and chicken a match that is truly beneficial to both parties. Curry leaves addition is a must to chicken for me.

Joanne said...

I can never find fresh curry leaves when I need them, and when I can find them I never quite know what to make. Now I have this dish though! Looks delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Love pepper chicken..will try your version with curry leaves next time :-)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Pepper chicken with curry sounds excellent! I love that very flavorful marinade too.

Kanchan said...

Yummmm ... chicken looks delicious ! And the preparation is also quite easy .

Tina said...

Looks fabulous and superb...

Priya said...

Pepper chicken with curry leaves sounds delicious, lovely click..

SE said...

Thank You all for stopping by and for wonderful comments !!
@Cham...i've mentioned that this is not an authentic version ...Av should and is more spicer for sure !!

Spice said...

Nice one Dear, I've also never used curry leaves in meat dishs, I guess should give it a try....btw I too love this chicken....

tasteofbeirut said...

Like this recipe a lot, it is full of flavor and easy to prepare!

PJ said...

such a delicious recipe, I love pepper chicken and the zing the pepper gives it. lovely click too.

Siddhi S said...

wow pepper chicken with curry leaves, very nice recipe Se...looks very tempting...i love pepper chicken..it made me hungry

pierre said...

i love to cook with curry leaves they have such a good smell :: cheers from Paris PIerre

Soma said...

So delicious!!!

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