Chicken Kali Mirch / Black Pepper Chicken

Chicken Kali Mirch

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Chicken – 1 kg, cut into medium pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Yoghurt – 1/3 cup

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – As required

2. Oil – 3 – 4 tbsp

3. Onion – 1.5 cup, thinly sliced

Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp

4. Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Green chilly – 1, slit

Crushed chilly flakes / chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp or roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

5. Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp (recipe below)

Crushed black pepper corns – 1 – 1.5 tsp

6. Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp, crushed

Butter – 1 tsp

Ginger – 3/4 tsp, thinly sliced

Green chilly – 1, slit

Heavy cream / fresh cream – 1/2 cup

7. Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped

Method

1. Marinate chicken pieces with all the other ingredients numbered 1. Set aside for 20 minutes.

2. Heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion, a pinch of salt and ginger garlic paste. Saute until onion begins to change color. Add marinated chicken pieces, coriander powder, 1 slit green chilly, crushed chilly flakes and cumin seeds / powder. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook over medium-low for 25 – 35 minutes or until chicken is almost done. Add garam masala powder and crushed black pepper corns. Mix well. Continue to cook for a few more minutes. Bring down the heat to low. Add kasoori methi, 1 tsp butter, sliced ginger and heavy cream. Mix well. Taste check for salt. Cook for a minute and switch off. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve after 20 minutes with naan / pulao.

Garam masala powder recipe

Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1.5 tsp

Black cardamom – 1

Green cardamom – 6

Cloves – 8

Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch

Mace / javithri – A tiny piece

Grind all the above ingredients to a fine powder. You need only 3/4 – 1 tsp for this recipe. Store the remaining powder in an airtight container.

Chicken Kali Mirch

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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