Pepper Chicken with curry leaves recipe with step by step photos . Pepper and Curry leaves Chicken is a tasty side dish/ starter made with lots black pepper powder and curry leaves . This chicken has a distinct flavours from black pepper , curry leaves and fennel seeds. It’s a simple chicken recipe that can be made easily without any fancy ingredients and tastes delicious. 

 
pepper chicken with curry leaves
 

In Bangalore there is chain of Andhra restaurant known has Meghana Foods, I love the boneless pepper chicken in that restaurant. It tastes too good with simple ingredients. So I was longing to recreate the same dish . After too many trail , error and correction  , made this Pepper Chicken in Meghana Restaurant Style , taste came very close to that of original recipe from Meghana Foods . But I couldn’t get that dark black color but later I realised its addition of dark soya sauce that gives deep dark black colour. Which I tried  in my other similar vegetarian recipe Paneer Pepper Dry .

This tasty pepper chicken recipe has lots of curry leaves in it. Rather than naming has pepper chicken , I can even call it as Curry leaves Chicken . You can serve this chicken has starter or as a side dish with a mug of beer , tastes good in all the ways.

Other  similar chicken recipes on blog are :

RECIPE CARD FOR PEPPER CHICKEN WITH CURRY LEAVES:

Pepper Chicken with Curry leaves

Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves is a spicy and tasty ,Andhra style chicken which has distinct flavours from black pepper corns ,curry leaves and fennel seeds .

Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Side Dish, Starters
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian, South India
Keyword: Chicken, Quick & Easy
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 750 grams Chicken , skin out curry cut pieces
  • 3 no's Onion , finely chopped
  • 6-8 no's Garlic Cloves , crushed 1/2 Tbsp paste
  • 1 inch Ginger , crushed 1/2 Tbsp paste
  • 1 no Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 3 no's Green Chilli,finely Chopped
  • 12 Sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt or as required
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves , chopped
  • 1 Tsp Lime Juice

To Temper

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Cashews
  • 3 no's Green Chilli , chopped
  • 3 sprigs Curry leaves

Instructions

  • Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly and keep aside, for water to drain completely.
  • Finely chop onions,tomatoes and slit green chillies. 
  • Dry roast  black peppercorns, jeera/ cumin seeds, and fennel seeds . Add 6-7 sprigs of curry leaves and dry roast till curry leaves turns crisp .
  • Then transfer it into a blender/ mixer jar and blend to a fine powder. 
  • Take a wok, add oil add 3 sprigs of curry leaves, onions, ginger , garlic paste , green chillies and fry well till the raw smell goes off . 
  • Add tomato,turmeric powder,and saute for a minute. 
  • Now add chicken,1 Tsp salt and 1 Tbsp of ground jeera ,pepper , fennel seeds and curry leaves powder mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook on a medium heat for  about 15 minutes or till chicken is almost cooked. (Don't overcook the chicken or else it becomes hard).
  • Whilst take a small pan/ tadka pan ,add ghee once its hot add cashews, chopped garlic cloves, 3 green chilies and remaining curry leaves fry well .
  • Once curry leaves turns crisp add 1/4 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of curry and pepper powder and mix well.
  • Add this mixture to above prepared chicken.
  • Add remaining curry leaves and pepper powder, 1/2 tsp of salt  and mix well .
  • Keep on a high flame, fry for a minute till it becomes semi dry. Turn off the stove .
  • Finally add lemon  juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve as a starter or a side dish .

Notes

  • You can also add 1/2 cup of water in the last step and cook on a high heat till you get a thick semi gravy chicken ..
  • This is a spicy chicken dish , you can reduce the amount of green chillies , for less spice.
  • 150 grams per serving

Step by Step Direction to make Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves:

 
Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly and keep aside, for water to drain completely.
 
Finely chop onions,tomatoes and slit green chillies.
 
Dry roast  black peppercorns, jeera/ cumin seeds, and fennel seeds . Add 6-7 sprigs of curry leaves and dry roast till curry leaves turns crisp .
Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves
 
Then transfer it into a blender/ mixer jar and blend to a fine powder.
 
Take a wok, add oil add 3 sprigs of curry leaves, onions, ginger , garlic paste , green chillies and fry well till the raw smell goes off .
 
Add tomato,turmeric powder,and saute for a minute.
 
Add chicken,1 Tsp salt and 1 Tbsp of ground jeera ,pepper , fennel seeds and curry leaves powder mix well.
 
Close the lid and cook on a medium heat for  about 15 minutes or till chicken is almost cooked. (Don’t overcook the chicken or else it becomes hard).

 

Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves

Whilst take a small pan/ tadka pan ,add ghee once its hot add cashews, chopped garlic cloves, 3 green chilies and remaining curry leaves fry well .
 
Once curry leaves turns crisp add 1/4 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of curry and pepper powder and mix well.
 
Add this mixture to above prepared chicken.
 
Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves
 
Add remaining curry leaves and pepper powder, 1/2 tsp of salt  and mix well .
 
Keep on a high flame, fry for a minute till it becomes semi dry. Turn off the stove .
 
Finally add lemon  juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
 
Serve as a starter or a side dish .
pepper chicken with curry leaves
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4 thoughts on “Pepper Chicken with Curry Leaves”

  1. Hi muktha…I tried this receipe,it came out well and tasted good too… simple process regular ingredients…yet very delicious

    1. Hi , I’m glad that u tried this, thanks a Ton….! May I request you to give the star ratings as well , It becomes easy for other readers too. Also its my sincere request to fill in your name as I feel connected to you. Thanks again.

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