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pepper chicken (chettinad pepper chicken)

 Pepper chicken curry or Chettinad pepper chicken delicious south Indian dish, chicken made with fresh grounded masala. Hot and aromatic dish serve with rice, chapatti, kuska, jeera rice etc.

preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 35 minutes


Chicken -500gm

Onion or shallots - 250 gm 

Tomato -1 large

Ginger garlic paste -1 teaspoon.

Garam masala - ½ teaspoon

Turmeric ¼ teaspoon


Oil- 3 tablespoon

Ingredients for ground masala

Pepper- 1 ½ tablespoon

Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon

Fennel seeds - 1 tablespoon

Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon

Cinnamon - ½ stick.

Cardamon - 3

Cloves - 3

small Peaces coconut -1 tablespoon

Make a fine powder.


  1. Heat a kadai in medium flame, add red chillies, fennel seeds and curry leaves, let it sizzle, add onion and sauté it for 5 minutes. until onions get tranprent.

  1. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it for a few minutes. Add tomato mix well until it turns mushy.


  1. Add chichen along with turmeric powder and Garam masala. Mix it well and add little water. Cook for 10 minutes in medium flame.



  1. Add grounded masala, mix it again and leave it for another 10 minutes.


  1. Leave the flame on low for 10 minutes. Cook until oil oozes. Check the chicken is completely cooked.


  1. fInally squeeze few drops of lemon juice, and garnish with coriander leaves and curry leaves.


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