pepper chicken masala

IngredientsChicken – ½ kg

Whole black pepper – ½ tsp

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Cardamom – 2

Onion – 3, medium (sliced)

Green chili – 2, chopped

Crushed ginger – garlic – 1 tsp

Tomato – 1, big (chopped)

Black pepper powder – 1 ½ tsp

Coriander powder – ¾ tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Curry leaves – 5 – 6 leaves

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 3 tbsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add whole black pepper, cumin seeds and cardamom and let it splutter. To this add onion and green chilies and saute till soft and changes its colour.

Add crushed ginger garlic, curry leaves and saute till the raw smell disappears. Add chopped tomato and cook till soft.

Now add black pepper powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and saute till the raw smell disappears and oil appears on top. Add the cleaned chicken pieces to this and mix well. Let it cook for about 2 – 3 minutes.

Add about 1 ¼ cup of water and let it cook covered on low flame till the chicken is done and the gravy is very thick. (If you want more gravy, add little more water at this point and let it boil). Add coriander leaves and serve hot.

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