Pepper Chicken

Pepper Chicken
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Pepper Chicken

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Pepper chicken – one of the simple and easy chicken preparations. It goes well with almost all prime dishes like rice, chappathi, appam etc. The main ingredient of this recipe, as its name says, is black pepper. Here we use freshly crushed black pepper for better flavor and aroma.


  • Chicken – 1 kg
  • Crushed black pepper (കുരുമുളകുപൊടി) – 2¼ Table Spoon
  • Lemon juice (നാരങ്ങാനീര്) – 1 Table spoon
  • Onion (സവോള) – 3 Nos
  • Tomato (തക്കാളി) – 1 No
  • Ginger (ഇഞ്ചി) – 2 Inch piece
  • Garlic (വെളുത്തുള്ളി) – 6 Cloves
  • Curry leaves (കറിവേപ്പില) – 2 Sprigs
  • Coriander powder (മല്ലിപ്പൊടി) – 1 Table Spoon
  • Turmeric powder (മഞ്ഞള്‍പൊടി) – ½ Tea spoon
  • Garam Masala (ഗരം മസാല) – 1 Tea spoon
  • Cooking oil (എണ്ണ) – 3 Table spoon
  • Water (വെള്ളം) – 1 Cup
  • Salt (ഉപ്പ്) – To taste


  1. Cut the chicken into medium size pieces and clean it well.
  2. Marinate chicken pieces with 2 table spoon of crushed black pepper, turmeric powder (½ tea spoon), lemon juice and salt for minimum 30 minutes.
  3. Chop onion, tomato, ginger and garlic.
  4. Heat 3 table spoon of cooking oil in a pan (preferably non-stick). Put garlic, ginger and onion and saute it by adding a little salt.
  5. When it turns golden brown, reduce the flame to low, add coriander powder (1 table spoon) and garam masala (1 tea spoon). Stir it for 1 minute.
  6. To this, add marinated chicken pieces, curry leaves and chopped tomato. Stir it occasionally for 5 minutes on a high flame. Add ½ cup of water and cook it covered till done.
  7. Open the lid and continue cooking for few minutes to make the gravy thick (take care to prevent it from burning). Add ¼ table spoon crushed black pepper and combine it.
  8. Transfer the Pepper Chicken to the serving dish and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.


1) You can use pepper powder instead of crushed pepper. But I strongly recommend to use freshly crushed black pepper for the better taste.
2) If you don’t have garam masala add ½ table spoon chicken masala as an alternative.
3) To avoid raw odour of chicken, 1 table spoon of vinegar or lemon juice can be used, when cleaning the chicken.



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Author: Shaan Geo

Myself, Shaan Geo basically a Software Engineer started my career in IT Industry. I have had a passion for food and cooking from an early age. This habit made me keep an eye out for the new variants of food and the different cuisines where ever I go. According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.

80 comments on “Pepper Chicken

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Hi Shaan,
I am going through your recipes and trying one by one. Delicious recipe and valuable tips. I must try this. Let you know the feedback.

Hi Shaan,
I tired this pepper chicken recipe. My husband and kids liked a lot. Thanks

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We tried the recipe, it turned out very good. thank u :)

Hi Shaan, your recipes are really good and simple :)
Easy for we beginners to learn cooking. Keep posting such nadan recipes. Please.

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Thank u very much for these receipes.

Definitely you are an experienced cook, tips are so useful. lots of thanks.

Add photos of method of cooking it will make your blog more interesting.

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Hi Shaan, On the occasion of my hubby’s birthday, I prepared the pepper chicken for first time following your recipe as me and my hubby both are fond of pepper and it came out so well and all of my family members loved it. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

    You are welcome Rekha :) It is pleasure to know that it came out well for you and all your family members loved it. Convey my birthday wishes to your hubby. Thanks a lot for taking time to share your feedback. Have fun in the kitchen :)

Thanks Shan, I tried this pepper chicken in our iftar and got great comments. plz share such nadan recipes, I think you are an experienced cook.

    Hi Afeela, Thanks a lot for your sweet words of encouragement :) It is pleasure to know that you got appreciated. I will definitely post more nadan recipes soon. Hope to see you here often.

Tried the recipe, A good one… well explained …. was great time cooking too…. last but not least it was very spicy tasty….

    Hi Jaison, Thank you very much for trying this recipe and also for finding time to share your feedback. It is pleasure to know that you enjoyed it. Adjust the level of spices to suite your taste buds next time :)

I prepared this recipe. It was very tasty. Very good… keep it up….

Tried this recipe. It is very easy but delicious. Thank you.

Hey Shaan.. this website is awesome..!! Thanks a lot for sharing all these recipes .. I tried pepper chicken and red chilly chicken.. both r delicious n easy. I also make khubz twice in a week. thanks a ton for that recipe. ur really a life-saver.. I used to miss having khubz since I came back to kerala from Saudi.. now I know its easy .. keep posting… :) God bless.. do u know how to make thammees (an Arabian dish that goes with phool, i.e, baked ) ?? pls let us know if u do… thanks….

    Hi Rasha, Thanks a lot for such a wonderful feedback. I am really happy to see the list of items tried from here. Sorry, I haven’t tried ‘thammees’ yet, but I will try to include it in the future. Once again thanks for your kind words of encouragement and also for taking time to share your feedback. Have fun in the kitchen :)

This recipe was tasty, easy and delicious. Thanks a lot.

Hey software engineer… really super website… nice work… keep it up..

Hi, Yesterday I tried your recipe, it was nice, I just followed the steps you have mentioned. My room mates liked this a lot and appreciated me a lot, but all credits to u only. Great work, keep doing the same, it will be useful for all of us. Cheers, Kumar.

    Hi Kumar, Thanks a lot for taking time to share your feedback on this recipe. Happy to know that it worked out well for you and it was a hit at your place. The best chef in the world is you, because only you know how to cook to suite your taste buds. Once again thanks for the nice words.

Thanx a ton for this wonderful recipe of pepper chicken. It sounds delicious & very easy to prepare. I am planning to cook it tomorrow night for my family. Will definitely let u know how it turned out.

Thanks Geo bro for a wonderful pepper chicken…. its very good… I never have a experience like this…

    Vishnu, Thanks a lot for your kind words of encouragement, appreciate it very much. Thanks for the feedback. Have fun in the kitchen :)

It is really tasty. I prepared it today. Thank u very much.

I tried this today.. My mom was surprised that I made such a delicious recipe.. It came out really well… Thank u so much for posting this one…

    Maria, Thanks for trying this recipe and also for leaving your feedback here. Glad to know that you surprised your mom. Hope to see you here often. Happy cooking :)

So easy and so much delicious. I tried and it was really good. thank you Shaan..

    You are welcome Nazrin. Nice to know that the pepper chicken turned out good for you. Thanks for the feedback.

I liked your dishes please write these all things in malayalam also.

Hi Shaan! Thanks… thanks a lot…. Realy u solved my problem. I’m always searching where I can get all my recipes and here it is. I liked all your recipes… now I can make all recipes without tension when my hus demands… so once again thanks a lot…

    You are welcome Betsy. I am glad that you like the recipes posted here and you found what you were looking for long time. Thanks you very much for such a great feedback :)

Kerala recipes better to be in Malayalam font option also…

Thank you Shaan. Now I got confidence in cooking.. Thnks a lot…

    You are welcome Muhsina. It is happy to know that this place inspires you to cook. Hope to see you here often. Thanks for the feedback :)

Dear uncle Shaan, my husband called me juz 1hr b4 from his office and was telling me 2 prepare your recipe of pepper chicken. I used 2 make any of your recipes and he really loves it. He was wondering how I could make all these. You r really a blessed one to share ur experiences with us… We both love ur recipes… I m going 2 try this and sure it will taste gud…

    Awhh… I am honored! Thanks a lot Gisela for such a great feedback :) I am really happy that you and your hubby loved my recipes very much. Once again thanks for your kind words of encouragement and prayers, appreciate it very much :)

Hi Shaan :) Never knew you had such a talent when I met you in Infopark :) Came out really well..

    Hi Angela, finally you found out my hidden talents :) :) :) Just kidding :) Anyway thanks a lot for your feedback. Hope to see you here often.

Perfect curry Shaan. We also made curd salad along with it. I too have passion of cooking. Nice to meet you.

    Nice to meet you Shinju :) Happy to know that the pepper chicken recipe worked out well for you. Thank you very much for the feedback. Hope to see you here often :)

Thanks a lot for your recipes…’keralarecipes’ has become my search engine when I think about cooking, lovely pepper chicken… please keep posting.

    Joma, happy to know that you are a regular visitor of this website. Thank you so much for the feedback. Have fun in the kitchen :)

Hello Shaan, I made this and came out extremely well. It was so yummy with the perfect amount of peppery flavor in it. Gonna try remaining recipes too!! Thanks a lot!!

    Amala, Thank you for trying this pepper chicken recipe. Pleasure to know that it came out well and you enjoyed it. Hope to see you here often. Thanks for the feedback.

Dear Shaan Bro, I tried the recipe, it was awesome. Thank you so much for your wonderful tips. Please keep post new recipes. GOD bless you dear always and always.

    You are welcome Bro. Thanks for trying this recipe and also for the great feedback.

I tried this recipe. Thank u very much your tips.

    You are welcome Mebil. Thanks for the feedback.

Hi Shaan, thank you, I tried that today. It was delicious.

    Tania, Thanks for trying pepper chicken. Glad you liked it.

I am a North Indian and I recently got married to a Kerelite. I went to my sasural and mother-in-law had cooked Pepper Fish for me which I really love and since then I was looking for a similar kind of recipe in Chicken and I myself love cooking. The recipe looks mouth watering and I’m going to try it out this week. Thanks a ton for the recipe (Y) :)

    Vijaya, Welcome to Kerala :) Nice to know that you love Kerala style preparations especially the fish curry your mother-in-law prepared for you. Hope this pepper chicken recipe will work out good for you. Please do share your feedback. Hope to see you here often :)

I have tried this pepper chicken recipe several times. Very tasty and easy to make.

    Jeena, I am really happy to know that you tried this pepper chicken recipe many times. Thank you very much :)

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