Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pepper Chicken Masala

DSC04951 Had a super hectic week so far. Husband was gone to a week's seminar. Imagine my plight with the three boys. Some how survived the week and want to publish this post before the week is gone.

In the few years lived in Chennai, I tasted this preparation of curry masala originally with mutton and then quickly enqiured the main ingredients that go into making of this dish and adopted the same with chicken which I preferred.

Chicken is simmered in exotic spice blend gravy of black peppers, green chillies ginger-garlic, cumin and finished with cream or yogurt.

Not to mention good effect of this masala when we are suffering with cold.

DSC04965 Ingredients :
2 lb - Chicken Skinless
1 Tbsp - Oil
4 Cinnamon Sticks broken
5 Cardamom
6 Cloves
2 Big Size Onions, sliced
1/2 cup half and half or smoothened sour cream or yogurt
Salt to taste
Coriander to garnish

For the pepper masala grind :
5 Green chillies
2 inch Ginger piece
5 Garlic pods
2 Tsp black whole pepper.
2 Tbsp cumin seeds
Enough water to make a paste

Method :
In a wide pot/pan heat oil.
Add the whole spices and allow them to brown a little
Now add onion, cook till onions are translucent.
When the onions are frying, make the pepper masala paste and keep aside
Once the onions are cooked add pepper masala paste and keep mixing so that it doesn't stick to edges.
Now add the cleaned, cut chicken pieces and salt.
Mix well to coat the chicken pieces with all the masala
Cover and simmer for 5 - 8 minutes or till all the juices from the chicken are secreted, stirring occasionally.
Once the chicken is almost done for a creamy texture, add cream or yogurt and mix.
At the end add coriander and remove from heat.
Serve with plain rice and Rasam.
This masala also serves as a good side dish for fish or lamb biriyani or pulav or coconut rice.

DSC04957

5 comments:

Nandini said...

Slurp! How spicy! Must be good for cold-affected persons!

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi Rina,

How are you, thanks for ur lovely words at my space, dear.

Terrific pepper chicken, I was thinking the same, mutton pepper fry...yeah, me too tweak most of the recipes here with available stuff.:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pepper chicken masala looks very creamy and flavorful. My all time favorite too:)

SpicyTasty said...

It looks soo spicy and yummy. Could you please pass me the plate. :-)

Rina said...

Thanks all.