Black Pepper Chicken

Black Pepper Chicken


  • Chicken, small cuts, 350 gms
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds, ½ tsp
  • Onions, finely chopped, 2
  • Curry leaves, 10-12
  • Tomato, finely chopped, 2
  • Ginger, grated/paste, ½ tsp
  • Garlic, finely chopped, 7-8 cloves

For the marinade:

  • Black Pepper Powder, 1 tbsp
  • White Wine Vinegar, 2 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste

For the Pepper Spice powder:

  • Green Cardamom,1
  • Cloves, 2
  • Cinnamon, 1/2 inch
  • Black Peppercorns, 1 tsp


Marinate the chicken pieces with black pepper powder, vinegar and salt for a couple of hours .

Dry roast (separately) all the ingredients mentioned under ‘Pepper Spice powder’. Cool, mix and grind coarsely. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, onions, half of the curry leaves and a pinch of salt. Fry the onions till golden brown. 

Add ginger, garlic and half of the pepper spice powder, salt and tomatoes. Mix well and cook on low flame till, tomatoes go all mushy and oil is released.

Add the chicken with the marinade. Stir and mix well on high heat for a couple of minutes. 

Reduce the flame, cover and let the chicken cook in its own juices – do check and stir every few minutes so that the masala doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. 

When the chicken is almost done, add the remaining curry leaves and pepper spice powder, stir and serve once chicken is completely cooked through.


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