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Weekend Cooking: Super fast and Yummy Pepper Chicken

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I have been thinking of sharing with you this awesome recipe I found online, while I was looking for making something easy with Chicken and Pepper ( Hubby dear was not well and I wanted to give him some pepper-dose) and this turned out to be awesome dish.

I have already tried it out twice and it is  turned out very nice each time. So here we go (recipe is been copied verbatim from this lovely lady Bharti’s blog) –

Ingredients for this finger licking Pepper Chicken Recipe:

  • Chicken – 1k.g/2.2lb
  • Garlic cloves – 10-15
  • Onions, chopped – 1/2 (medium sized)
  • Green Chili  – 4
  • Curry leaves – 25 individual leaves
  • Soya Sauce – 1 1/2 tablespoon (for dark Soya Sauce) or 2 tablespoon (for light colored Soya Sauce)
  • Pepper Powder – 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoon (Veens went with 2 to 3 spoons for making this extra spicy)
  • Lime or Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmetic powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander or Cilantro for garnish

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4-6 people

1. Heat oil and ghee under medium heat in a deep frying pan or khadhai.
2. Add crushed garlic cloves. Saute and stir for 2 minutes
3. Add onion, green chillies (vertically sliced) and curry leaves to the mixture. Stir the ingredients for 2 more minutes
4. Then add chicken and mix the contents of the pan.
5. Now lower the heat and cover the pan with a lid. Allow the chicken to cook for 10-15 minutes.
6. Add tumeric, salt to taste and mix it thoroughly
7. Put the lid back over the pan and cook for 5 more minutes
8. Add soya sauce and wait for 2 additional minutes
9. At this moment all the liquid in the pan should have evaporated which indicates that the chicken is fully cooked.
Note: If there is some liquid left you can increase the heat a little and cook until no liquid is left.  ( Veens says – check the chicken if it is cooked, if not close the lid and cook until it is)
10.When there is no liquid left in the pan add pepper powder, lemon juice and mix well.
11.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Please follow the method for preparing this recipe exactly in the same sequence (Veens thinks that Bharti is right on this) as mentioned above for great tasting pepper chicken.

I do hope you try this very easy dish and as this is a dry recipe, it will go really nice with some hot rotis, but if you are me you will want to try these with Keralla Paranthas!

Finger licking awesome 🙂 [Next time I will surely upload some pics ]

0 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Super fast and Yummy Pepper Chicken

  1. Wow — for only a few minutes of work you get this great dish! I love curry and sometimes it’s just the right thing to make you feel better. Thanks so much for joining in this week!!!

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