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Chettinad pepper chicken curry.

Latha Nair
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chettinad pepper chicken curry. RECIPE

This is a famous and spicy chicken curry from chettinad cuisine, that goes very well with any kind of roti, appam, rice or dosa.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. chicken pieces 500g
  2. salt
  3. oil 4 tbsp
  4. onion 2 chopped
  5. ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  6. tomatoes 2 chopped
  7. Crushed pepper 1 to 2 tbsp
  8. coriander powder 1 tsp
  9. chilli powder 1 tsp
  10. jeera powder 1/4 tsp
  11. Whole garam masala
  12. cardamom 2
  13. cinnamon 1 small piece
  14. cloves 3
  15. Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  16. jeera 2 pinch
  17. curry leaves
  18. coriander leaves.


  1. Heat oil in a big kadai. Put mustard seeds , jeera & curry leaves. When it splutter ,add whole garam Masala.
  2. Then add onion , green chillies & curry leaves. Fry till onions turn golden brown.
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
  4. Then put tomatoes , along with chilli& coriander powders, turmeric,& cumin powder. Cook till tomatoes r well mashed & oil separates.
  5. Then add chicken. Stir well. Add water only if needed.
  6. Cover & cook on medium flame. When chicken s cooked, add crushed pepper or pepper powder.stir well.
  7. Add coriander leaves if u want.
  8. Remove & serve hot with rice or rotis.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018


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