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Restaurant style Chicken Pepper fry

Restaurant style Chicken Pepper fry-Learn how to prepare Kerala restaurant style pepper chicken fry.

Restaurant style Chicken Pepper Fry

Easy restaurant style chicken pepper fry
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 500 to 600 gms Chicken cut into medium pieces
  • 2 cups Onion Finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Tomato Finely chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 3 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Black pepper powder freshly powdered( more as needed)
  • 3/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger and garlic crushed
  • 2 to 3 sprigs Curry leaves
  • Salt to tase
  • Coconut oil/vegetable oil as required

For Marination

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • Salt To taste


  • In a bowl,add the chicken along with the ingredients listed under 'for marination',mix well and set aside for about 30 minutes.
    Heat oil in a pan ,add onion and tomato ,saute well over medium flame (for about 25 to 30 minutes)until onion is well caramelized.
  • Add the chicken and cook over high flame for few minutes,stirring in between, until the colour changes slightly.
  • Reduce the flame to medium ,add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,black pepper powder,garam masala,ginger ,garlic ,curry leaves and salt to taste.Mix well.
  • Cover and cook until chicken is done.Uncover and stir well in between to avoid burning.
  • When the chicken is almost done add more curry leaves ,1 or 2 tsp oil and black pepper powder to taste.Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes ,stirring well in between ,until browned on all the sides.
    Serve with porotta/rice/appam


Adjust the quantity of black pepper powder according to your taste.
Recipe source: Pachakam


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