Pepper chicken – its spicy!!

Pepper chicken

You need – 
  • Chicken – 500 grams, small-medium size pieces
  • Whole black pepper – 1 tablespoon
  • Green chili – 3 or add less if you can’t take the heat
  • Ginger- 1 small piece
  • garlic – 3 large cloves
  • Coriander leaves chopped – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoon
  • Onion – 2 big, sliced finely
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Garam masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Fennel powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Tomato – 1 small, sliced
  • Curry leaves – as required
  • Coconut oil – as required. (you can use vegetable oil too)
  • Salt – as per taste

How to –
  • Crush together whole black pepper, green chili  ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and lime juice . Add a little water if required; around 2 teaspoon
  • Heat oil in pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the crushed pepper mixture and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add all the powders and continue to fry till the oil starts to separate. Add the tomato, curry leave and salt; cook till mushy.
  • Add the chicken; mix well. Cover and cook till done.  Uncover, on a low flame continue to cook for about 5 minutes or till gravy is thick. As this is semi dry gravy, you want to make sure all the water is evaporated.
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.
  
Pepper chicken
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