Kerala Style Pepper Chicken

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Kerala Style Pepper Chicken


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 2
  • 500 gms chicken

  • 1 nos onion,large ,roughly chopped

  • 1 inch ginger,grated

  • 6-7 nos garlic cloves,finely chopped

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 2 sprig curry leaves

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or any vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1/2 cups coconut milk/grated coconut/desiccated coconut

  • 2 tbsp to be dry roasted and ground peppercorn

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 1 inch cinnamon stick

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

  • 2 nos dried red chilly


  • Marinate chicken with curd and salt for 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add onion and curry leaves. 
  • When onions are lightly brown, add ginger, garlic, and saute for a minute.
  • Add chicken, half of the ground masala, and salt. If using grated or desiccated coconut, add in.
  • Mix them, cover with a lid, simmer and cook till the chicken is almost done, for about 15-20 minutes at least. Keep sauting occasionally to avoid charring.
  • If using coconut milk, add it now, and simmer for five more minutes till well combined and cooked.
  • Lastly, add the reserved half of the ground masala and give it a nice stir.
  • Keep it covered for 5-10 minutes before serving, to help the flavors combine well. Serve it with plain steamed rice or Malabar Paratha.