Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe

Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe
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Chettinad Pepper Chicken is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Pepper Chicken by following this recipe.
Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe
Preparation Time 7 Minutes
Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 4
  • 1 kg (2 lbs) Chicken
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon (Karugapatta/Dalchini)
  • 4 Cloves(Grambu/Laung)
  • 2 Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Salt to taste
  • Masala Ingredients
  • 2 piece Ginger
  • 5 Garlic Pods
  • 2 tbsp Pepper
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds (Perinjeerakam)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Zeera/Jeerakam)
How to make Chettinad Pepper Chicken:
  • Fry all the masala ingredients and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • In a big pan or a pressure cooker heat oil.
  • Add cinnamon, cloves and chopped onions and stir till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder, chicken and ground masala and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato and salt.
  • Pour water into the pressure cooker and cook it for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • If you are cooking in a pan, cook till the chicken becomes soft.
  • Ready to serve hot with rice or chappathis.
Serve hot with rice or chappathis.