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pepper chicken recipe dry, how to make pepper chicken

A special and popular south indian kerala style and andhra style of making spicy chicken curry using onions, tomatoes and generous amount of black pepper powder.
3 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course chicken
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 3 -4
Calories 340 kcal


  • 250 gms chicken cleaned and washed well
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 4-5 slit green chillies
  • 2 medium size onions finely chopped
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 to matoes finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • chopped coriander leaves


  • Firstly, take a wok, into it add oil and heat it.
  • Add curry leaves, green chillies, chopped onions and saute for few minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add chicken and roast until color of chicken changes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Cook for five minutes on low flame and keep stirring in between.
  • Add some more salt if required and add coriander leaves.
  • Mix once again.
  • Cook the chicken until it is cooked well and until the chicken turns soft.
  • Give a mix.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve it in a bowl.
  • Serve with rice or roti.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


Nutrition Facts
pepper chicken recipe dry, how to make pepper chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.