Andhra Pepper Chicken | How to make Andhra Pepper Chicken

By Moumita Malla  |  19th Nov 2015  |  
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About Andhra Pepper Chicken Recipe

Andhra Pepper Chicken

Ingredients to make Andhra Pepper Chicken

  • chicken - 500 grams
  • onion - 1 (chopped )
  • garlic Paste - 2 tablespoons
  • ginger Paste - 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice - 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
  • curry leaves - 10 to 12
  • coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • oil - 1/4 cup
  • Crushed pepper - 4 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
  • coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

How to make Andhra Pepper Chicken

  1. Marinate the chicken piece with turmeric powder, ginger - garlic paste, salt and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, mix and keep this in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan, temper the oil with cinnamon stick, cloves and 3/4 portion of curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onions and cook till they turn golden.
  4. Add chopped green chillies and the marinated chicken, sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add coriander powder and crushed pepper, mix well and cook on low flame until the oil gets separated, stir and sprinkle some water if required.
  6. Add 1/4 cup water, once water will start boiling, reduce the heat and cover with the lid. Cook until chicken is done. Once chicken is soft/cooked. Open the lid and cook till the moisture evaporates.
  7. Sprinkle chopped 3/4 th of the coriander leaves and the remaining curry leaves.
  8. Before serving garnish with 1 teaspoon of crushed pepper, 1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice and the remaining coriander leaves.
  9. Serve with hot steamed rice.

My Tip:

I always prefer to use crushed black pepper instead of ready made pepper powder, this way, you will get the fresh aroma of black pepper.

As the name suggests, the Andhra Pepper Chicken is a dish from Andhra Pradesh. The dish consists of marinated chicken pieces that are tossed in a spicy peppery gravy.

The Andhra Pepper Chicken recipe by Moumita Malla, gives a step-by-step breakdown of the various stages involved in cooking this popular dish at home. It is a popular dish of the South which requires only a few minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. The secret to making the perfect Andhra Pepper Chicken at home lies in two things. First is the marination of the chicken pieces and second is the gravy that the chicken pieces are tossed in. For best results, the batter for marinating the chicken should be lump-free and well incorporated. The chicken pieces should be properly coated on all sides with the batter and they should be left to marinate for atleast 30 minutes. The secret to making the perfect gravy for the Andhra Pepper Chicken lies in the sautéing of the spices, followed by the cooking of the marinated chicken pieces in the prepared gravy. Serve this dish with rice or Indian flatbreads and you have another popular main dish that can be easily made for both lunch and dinner at home.

Chicken has many health benefits, but it is very important to choose the fresh and hygienic chicken. Chicken is a great source of protein. There are approximately 23.5 grams of Protein in every 100 grams of chicken breast. It supports to maintain a healthy body weight and also helps the weight loss program. Protein is an important nutrient for the growth of muscles and for the development of different body organs. Chicken also contains tryptophan which is useful to relax the nervous system. It reduces the stress by boosting the serotonin in your brain. Chicken is also a good source of selenium, which contains antioxidants, is also available in good quantities in chicken. Selenium helps in the controlling of free radicals within the human body that help to improve immunity. Chicken also contains phosphorus which is very good for those having weak bones. It helps to keep the bones healthy.

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Reviews for Andhra Pepper Chicken (22)

Swasti Biswasa year ago


uma senthila year ago


lata rastogi2 years ago

I tried it last weekend and it turn out very well. I just loved the flavor of black pepper in it. And the best part about this recipe is that it is very easy to make and does not require a lot of cooking time.

sonam talwar2 years ago

Woww. Andhra pepper chicken is one of my favorite non-vegetarian dish. The green chilies enhance the spicy quotient, while the curry leaves add their touch a wonderful aroma add a distinctive flavor. And the flavor of lemon juice make it more delicious.

vaishali yadav2 years ago

Thanks Moumita Malla for sharing this recipe. It is one of the most amazing dish of Awadhi cuisine. Spices like ginger, garlic and green chilies are added for flavor. I really loved this delicious pepper chicken.

sanjana nagpal2 years ago

This popular chicken dish of Andhra is deliciously amazing. I tried it yesterday and my family really loved it. The flavor of black pepper is the key ingredient of this recipe and the other Indian spices made it more relishing. It is a good option to serve at any special occasion.

Kirti Arora2 years ago

If you love strong flavours, you have to try this Pepper Chicken recipe, which is hugely popular in Andhra Pradesh. It's sharp and tastes awesome. My friends totally loved it. It's must-have choice for any get-together at home.

Aavi Asthana2 years ago

Easy to make and tastes great

Sukruthi Angela2 years ago

Recipe sounds good...but u haven't mentioned cinnamon, cloves and green chillies in Ur list of ingredients nor have u mentioned the quantities. Can u pls add that info on the comments box?

Hema Arora2 years ago

My children just relish it

Sujatha AR2 years ago

Good resipi

Divyanshu Das3 years ago

This is lovely. Love the aroma of pepper.

Bindiya Sharma3 years ago

Delicious way of cooking Chicken!

Anil Dogra3 years ago

Amazing recipe!

Ashish v Kulshreshtha3 years ago

Absolutely loved it. Delightful.

Archana Chauhan3 years ago

very testy

Sirisha Patnala3 years ago

very tasty

Tahseen Fathima3 years ago

it is tasty and easy receipe,thanks

Mamta Pahuja3 years ago

Ate you sure 4tablespoons of crushed pepper and yet another teaspoon for garnishing for 500gms chicken??

Smriti Roypaul4 years ago


Kavita Ferwani4 years ago

mouth watering

Shipra Saxena4 years ago

Hmm..wonderful use of spices wala dish :D

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