Wednesday 25 November 2020

Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe/Pepper Chicken Recipe/How to Make Chettinad Pepper Chicken with step by step photos & video in English and Tamil

 Today, I am going to share an authentic, tempting, flavourful and delicious Chettinad Pepper Chicken. This Pepper chicken is made with freshly roasted and ground masala powder. The chicken is cooked with perfect blend of fresh ground masala which infuses into the chicken and makes it very tasty and irresistible. Do try out this Chettinad Pepper Chicken and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chicken Recipes, Fish Recipes and Mutton Recipeshere. Also check out the video for the recipe in Tamil.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Pepper Chicken with step by step photos & Video...


Gingelly Oil/Oil

 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

 ½ tsp


2 big finely chopped

Green Chillies

2 slit and cut


1 finely chopped


As needed

Curry Leaves

10-12 finely chopped

Cilantro/Coriander Leaves

2-3 tbsp finely chopped

 For Marination


½ Kg

Turmeric Powder/Manjal Thool

½ tsp

Ginger & Garlic Paste

1 tbsp

 For Roasting & Grinding


3 pieces





Dry Red Chillies

3 or 4

Coriander Seeds/Dhaniya

3 tsp

Black Pepper/Milagu

2 tsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

1 tsp

Fennel Seeds/Sombu

1 tsp

Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                Recipe Category: Main Course/Lunch

Cooking Time: 35 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here’s a short video on how to make Chettinad Pepper Chicken...


Clean and wash the chicken thoroughly with water at least 2-3 times and drain the water.

Add turmeric powder, ginger and garlic paste to the chicken and mix really well. 

Set it aside for at least 30 minutes.

For roasting and grinding, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, dry red chillies, coriander seeds, black pepper, cumin seeds and fennel seeds to a pan.

Dry roast all the ingredients really well, until they change color and nice aroma fills the room.

Now switch off the stove and let it cool down completely.

Transfer it to a mixer and grind it to fine powder and keep it ready.

Heat about 2 tbsp of oil to a pan/kadai. Splutter ½ tsp of cumin seeds.

Add 10-12 finely chopped curry leaves/karuvepilai.

Now add 2 big onions finely chopped, 2 green chillies chopped and a pinch of salt. Saute the onions really well until they turn to golden brown color.

At this stage add one big tomato finely chopped and cook really well until they turn mushy. [Tips: Cover the tomatoes and cook which fastens the process of cooking]

Now add the marinated chicken along with all the masala and required salt.

Mix everything really well and saute for about 2-3 minutes or until the color of the chicken changes from pink to white.

At this stage add the ground masala powder.

Mix everything really well until evenly coated.

Add about 1 cup of water, mix well and let it come to rolling boil.

Now close with a lid and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked. Mix in between to avoid burning of the chicken; you can also sprinkle water if needed to cook the chicken.

 When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, the oil will start to separate out. Now add 1 tbsp of gingelly oil and mix well.

Finally add 2-3 tbsp of finely chopped coriander leaves/cilantro, mix well and switch off the stove.

Delicious, spicy, tasty and authentic Chettinad Pepper Chicken is ready to be enjoyed.

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