Tangy Pepper Chicken

Posted by sharada | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | | 1 comments »

Chicken --> 8 medium pieces( with bones)
Onions --> 3 nos. (medium size)
Ginger paste --> 1 tsp
Garlic paste --> 1 tsp
Tamarind paste --> 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder --> 1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves(cilantro) --> 3/4 cup (finely chopped)
Sugar -->1 tsp
Water -->1/4 cup
Oil -->1 tbsp

Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly.
Heat oil add chopped onions and saute till pink & translucent.Now add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell is completely gone.
Add the chopped coriander leaves(1/2 cup) and saute for a second.
Add the chicken pieces and fry till the outer covering gets browned.
Add tamarind paste,pepper powder and water and cook the chicken on a low flame till the gravy becomes semi-dry and the chicken is well cooked.
Now add in the sugar and fry for a minute.
Remove from heat & garnish with the remaining chopped coriander/cilantro leaves.

  • Pepper powder can be increased or decreased as per ones taste
  • Add more water if required.
  • This a semi-dry dish best served with fried rice or jeera rice.


  1. Shama Nagarajan // May 12, 2010  

    mouthwatering chicken...nice click

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