Monday 4 February 2013

Pepper Chicken Thokku Recipe/Black Pepper Thokku Recipe/Milagu Kozhi Thokku Recipe

Hi everybody, today I'am posting my mom's best pepper chicken. It is one of the best and the easiest chicken recipes, I learnt from my mom after my marriage. Do give it a shot, it taste great just like the restaurant ones. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Chicken Varuvals/Fry/Biryanis/Gravies etc hereMutton/goat Meat Recipes,Fish & Egg Recipes

Here's how to make Pepper Chicken Thokku...

500 gms [boneless]
Lemon Juice
2 tbsp
Ginger & Garlic Paste
2 tbsp
2 finely chopped
Green Chillies
3 slit length wise
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
2 tbsp finely chopped
2 tbsp
As needed

For Roasting & Grinding
Black Pepper Corns/Milagu
2 tbsp
Coriander Seeds/Dhaniya
2 tsp
Cinnamon Sticks
Bay Leaves
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
 Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                     Recipe Course: Main Course
Cooking Time: 30 minutes                                   Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Fry the ingredients mentioned for roasting in a pan and grind them coarsely.

Wash and cut the chicken pieces, marinate it with lemon juice and salt for 30 mins.

In a kadai heat the oil, add the onions and green chillies. Saute them until golden brown. 

Now add the ginger & garlic paste and 1 tsp of coriander leaves, saute it for a min.

Now add the marinated chicken pieces saute it the chicken color changes to white. Now add the ground powder, turmeric powder mix well and then add 1/4 cup of water and cook the chicken. 

Chicken blends well with pepper masala to make a yummy pepper chicken. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
You can serve this pepper chicken with white rice and sambar(not vegetable sambar but milagai killivitta sambar). It also goes very well with chapati.

Thank you guy's for visiting. Try it and give me your comments and suggestions.

Note: Ginger & Garlic paste is made by grinding equal quantities of ginger and garlic.

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  1. mouthwatering pepper chicken..

  2. Hi Priya! Your blog is amazing. Just tried the pepper chicken for lunch today! It was great. Although, it had a bitter taste so cooked some carrots with it to adjust. Why do you think was the bitterness? My guess is that I marinated the chicken with too much lemon juice overnight. Appreciate your effort!

    1. Hi dula,
      Thank you very much for trying pepper chicken. Actually u need not marinate over night. just 30 min is more than enough. Its the lemon that has changed the taste. And also try to reduce little pepper next time it will work out great.

    2. Oh! Super! thanks Priya!

  3. Hi priya tried this pepper chicken.very tasty nd easy to make, but small suggestion felt too much spicy due to peepper

  4. Hi Priya, will the dish taste the same with I double the proportions? I have 8 adults to feed. thanks

    1. Yes, the dish will taste the same, do not worry

  5. hello Priya, will the chicken taste the same if I double the recipe?


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