May 24, 2007

Pepper Chicken

1. Chicken (thighs with bone) – 5 pieces
2. Onion – 1
3. Garlic – 3 (in case of small cloves use 5)
4. Chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
5. Coriander powder – ½ tbsp
6. Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
7. Pepper powder (fresh) – 3/4th tbsp
8. Capsicum (red+green) – 1 cup
9. Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
10. Green chillis- 3
11. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
12. Coriander leaves (chopped) – for garnish
13. Salt – as per taste
14. Oil – 6 tbsp

1. Make 3 pieces of each thigh. Slice onion lengthwise. Slit green chillis. Smash garlic. Chop capsicum.

2. In a bowl take the thighs and add smashed garlic, coriander powder, chilli powder, half of the pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt (save a little salt for sautéing the onions). Mix and set aside for 1 hour.

3. Heat oil in a kadai. Add the chopped onion, capsicum, green chillis, ginger garlic paste, remaining pepper powder and curry leaves. Add salt and sauté for 3 minutes.

4. Add the chicken thighs. Mix well and cover cook for 20 minutes on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Do not add any water for a dry finish (if gravy is required, then add 1 cup water at this point).

5. When the dish is dry, turn the stove off and move the dish onto a serving platter and garnish with coriander leaves.

* To cut down the spice level, avoid adding green chillis.


Asha said...

Yummy looking chicken Vini.I love quick fix dinners:)

reena said...

pepper chicken was the first thing i cooked when i started cooking:). i cut into even smaller pieces and fry it more. yours look yum.

Seena said...

Vini, I also have one..u post wonderful recipes..

mallurecipes said...

the picture looks so tempting!!!