Nadan Pepper Chicken With Video

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Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

To marinate

1. Chicken – 3/4 – 1 kg, cleaned and cut into small pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder –  1/2 – 3/4 tsp

Salt – 3/4 tsp

Marinate the chicken pieces with the above ingredients for at least 1 – 2 hrs or overnight in the refrigerator.

Other ingredients

2. Coconut oil – 3 tbsp

3. Onion – 2 cups, thinly sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

4. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp

5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1.5 – 2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 + 1/4 tsp (recipe below)

Pepper powder, freshly ground –  2 – 2.5 tsp (Adjust according to your spice tolerance.)

6. Green chilies – 2 – 3, diagonally sliced

Curry leaves – A few

7. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Heat coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion, little salt and cook until onion turns transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix well and cook until onion turns golden. Add turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and 1.5 tsp pepper powder. Saute until their raw smell is gone. Next add the chicken pieces and mix everything well. Cook for 4 – 6 minutes over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup hot water and mix well. Cover and cook until the chicken is done, about 20 – 25 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Once the chicken is done, add a pinch of pepper powder and 1/4 tsp garam masala powder. Mix well and check for salt. Finally add a few curry leaves and 2 green chilies, diagonally sliced. Serve with ghee rice, idiyappam, chapatis, porotta etc. This tastes best after 30 minutes.

Garam Masala Powder Recipe

Fennel seeds / perum jeerakam – 2 tbsp

Cloves / grambum – 6 – 8

Green cardamom/ elakka  – 5

Cinnamon stick / karuva patta – 1/2 inch

Kus kus / white poppy seeds – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Whole black pepper corns / kurumulaku – 1/2 tsp

Star anise / thakkolam – 1 small

Jathi pathri / mace – a small piece (optional)

Grind the above spices to a powder in the small jar of a blender or in a coffee grinder. Store in an air-tight container.

 

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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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