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Restaurant style Chicken Pepper 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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