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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Spicy pepper chicken curry

Chicken curry is one of the famous recipe in all non veg restarants. Its my all time fav. If i make chicken curry, i generally need to keep more rice than usual. It will go very well, with plain rice, or a side dish for pulav rice or naan breads, chapathi and parathas.

There are always different people preaparing in differrent style. This particular is that i learnt from my mom, where my mom learnt from her in-law( i.e my grand ma). My grand parents are from a small village in south india , Tamil nadu, and there is always a liking for us towards the village recipes. The reason behind that is the taste. Gosh......They always taste the best, because the ingredients and the masala, that they use are freshly prepared. Thou here, i dont use much of fresh ingredient, i have managed to prepare the masala freshly to bring atleast 50% of their taste.

Well...The recipe of spicy pepper chicken curry is here........

Ingredients :

Chicken - 1/2 ( chopped) ( Can use the pieces with bones, which will always taste much better)
Garlic - 1 full ( remove the skin and need not be chopped because we will grind it)
whole Pepper - 2 spoon
Ginger - small piece ( Finely chopped)
Big Onions - 3 ( Chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 ( chopped)
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Green Chilly - 1 (Optional , use it if you need really spicy)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Coriander leaves - 1 hand full
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Oil - To fry

Masala Items :

Sombu - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon sticks - 2 small peices
Green Cardamons - 3
Cloves - 2Bay leaves - 1

Preparation :

* Now first, chop the chicken and clean it.
* Take a heavy bottomed vessel or pan, add oil, add the whole pepper and fry it.
* Then add the garlic and fry till golden brown
* Now add the onions , fry till golden brown, then add the chopped tomatoes.

* keep it aside and wait till it is cool.

* Then add it to the blender or mixy jar, and add the chopped ginger and grind it by adding water.
* Then add the half of the coriander leaves to it and grind well by adding water.

* Now the masala for the chicken curry is ready. ( The idea of grinding the masala is that we get the curry little bit thicker, and the taste is better and also kids and we dont avoid thing with out eating)
* Now take another vessel, add oil, and add the masala items and fry it.
* Now add the grinded masala and fry it for 5 mins.

* Then add 3 cups of water to it and the chopped chicken to it.

* Then add the turmeric powder, chiily powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well.
* Close the vessel and cook for 25-30 mins ( Stiring it inbetween)
* Finally add Garam masala and mix well.

Wow............The spicy pepper chicken curry is ready to be served. Garnish and serve hot...
Hope you enjoy this recipe. Do leave y0ur comments.......

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  1. The curry looks very tempting...sounds delicious.

  2. Hi thanks for you comments poornima

  3. Hi,
    Chicken curry looks so good. Great photos too.


  4. Hi, Smitha again, I commented earlier, I seemed to have made a mistake in clicking the "Comment as" column......just to let u know.

  5. Hi smmtha... Thats ok ya. Thanks for your comments. Hope you enjoy preparing and tasting it. Thanks for your wonderful feedback.........

  6. Loved the recipe.....Awesome. i now know the secret of my mom's cooking. :)

  7. it was delicious...
    i prepared it today...
    the recipes are all very clear and easily understood

  8. Hi David Sudamalla, glad you liked the recipe. Hope you come again and give ur wonderful feedback

  9. Hi Monisha, Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad your liked the recipe and very easily understood the steps. Do visit yospice-india and try few other fav recipes of yours and do leave you wonderful feedback.

    see you again....Cheers.

  10. Whenever i make chicken, it ends up with dry masala and no gravy. This recipe looks very good. I am definately going to try it.

  11. I tried to-day Spicy pepper chicken curry. It really came-out good. keep writing.Thanks
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