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17th February 2020

Pepper Chicken Curry

Pepper Chicken Curry

If you like a zing in your food, than the pepper chicken curry is for you. Besides the protein from the chicken, you will also have the added health benefits of pepper.

Serves: 4 to 5 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins. + 40 Mins. (marination)

Cooking Time: 20 Mins. (active) + 20 Mins. (passive)


  • Chicken – 750 gms.
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 2 medium
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1 big
  • Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger Paste – ½ tbsp.
  • Green Corriander (chopped) – 1 tbsp.
  • Green Chillies (slit) – 3
  • Peppercorns (coarsely and freshly ground) – 1 tbsp. (some more if you want it hot)
  • Corriander Powder – ½ tbsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Garam Masala – ¼ tsp.
  • Lime Juice – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.

Step 1:     Marinate the chicken with 1 tbsp. lime juice, 1 tsp. salt and turmeric powder and leave aside for 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 2:     Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat till pink. Add the chillies and sauté for another 2 minutes.

Step 3:     Add the ginger and garlic pastes. Saute for another 2 minutes till the raw smell disappears.

Preparation of Pepper Chicken Curry

Step 4:     Next, add the chicken and sauté on high heat till the chicken changes colour (about 5 to 6 minutes).

Preparation of Pepper Chicken Curry

Step 5:     Add the pepper and corriander powders. Mix well. Add the tomato and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes.

Preparation of Pepper Chicken Curry
Preparation of Pepper Chicken Curry

Step 6:     Add 1 cup warm water. Cover and cook till done (20 Minutes).

Step 7:     When the meat is cooked switch off the flame, add the garam masala, 1 tbsp. of lime juice and mix. Sprinkle the corriander and keep covered for some time.

Serve hot with steamed rice.


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