Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pepper Chicken

Finally back in action...

Well, shifting isint an easy task...and now that we have almost!! settled down in our new place, thought I should work on my blog again.

This got me wondering what I would like to start off with?..something not too elaborate..tasty..and yet different. Had some chicken legs waiting in the I finally decided on making this simple "Pepper Chicken".

I was asked to make this recipe by a cousin of mine, for my blog. But was just lazy to search for my old recipe book in all those bags and get all the ingredients together.
But once it was done...I was wondering what took me so long??...!!..

Here is how you make it..

Serves: 2 people
Level: Easy

6 chicken legs
3 tsp peppercorns
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium onion, slit long
1 medium onion, minced
1.5 medium tomatoes, minced
Salt to taste
Coriander to decorate
Dash of lime juice

Step 1 - Heat 1 tblsp oil in a pan. Add the peppercorns, cumin seeds and long-slit onions and saute till it all turns brown. Do this on a medium flame. Not too high heat and not too low. Cool this mixture and grind it with some water to turn it into a smooth paste.

Step 2 - Heat oil in the same pan and fry the minced onions, till they turn pink. Then add in the minced tomatoes. Fry this till it starts oozing oil from its sides.

Step 3 - Add in the smooth paste from step 1 and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4 - Add in the chicken pieces and salt and cook till the chicken is well done.

Serve hot, decorated with coriander and a dash of lime.

This dish can be made into a gravy dish, by doubling the quantity of ingredients for the same amount of chicken and adding some water at step 4.

Step 2 can be dangerous!! with all the water content in minced onions and tomatoes splattering around. So just keep it covered most of the time and carefully stir it occasionally to make sure it doesnt stick to the bottom of the pan. Be safe..

This dish needs to distinctly taste like pepper. So if you think your pepper is too mild, add some more to the dish. You can adjust the taste of pepper before incorporating the chicken in the dish too.

Hope you enjoy this one.

Happy cooking.


  1. Wow!! looks yummy! Shalmali I'm a huge huge fan of your blog! Am glad Alok and I got back in touch on facebook and got introduced to ur blog!
    honestly I'm yet to try the recipes cause work keeps me awfully busy:-(
    But I love cooking and yours seem so simple and easy! The way you explain and put the snaps up - awesome!
    Way to go girl - you are a huge saviour;-)

  2. so sweet of u to say that...thx so much..