Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pepper Chicken


Chicken - 1/2 kg
onions - 2
tomatoes - 4
red chillie powder - 2 tsp
black pepper powder - 1 + 1/2 tsp
dhania powder - 1 tsp
salt to taste
water - 1/2 cup
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
corriander leaves - 2 - 3 tbsp
cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves - 2 each
oil for frying

- clean the chicken well
- chop the onions finely
- chop the tomatoes finely
- in a pan add oil
- fry all the spices and add the onions
- saute the onions until they are golden brown
- then add the chopped tomatoes and fry
- to this add salt, red chilli powder, dania powder, turmeric and mix well
- fry till they form a thick paste
- to this add the Chicken pieces
- mix well
- keep stirring in between
- make sure that the moisture is coated on all the sides of the chicken and the chicken is cooked. - Add the pepper powder.
- Fry well and remove from fire - serve.

Another method of preparing:
- add chicken, salt and turmeric in a pressure pan with 1/2 cup of water
- leave it for 1 whistle
- in a pan add the spices and the onions
- fry well and now add the tomatoes and fry
- add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off
- add the red chilli powder, dania powder, pepper powder
- add the chicken stock
- cook until the water is reduce to 1/5 of the quantity and then add the chicken
- add the corriander leaves and serve when the masala is fully coated on the chicken.

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