Friday, March 21, 2014

Pepper chicken dry fry (Serves 4)

Pepper chicken dry fry

Here is an absolutely delicious chicken pepper dry fry that makes you want to eat more and more with every bite. I got this recipe from prassana chechi who is my close friend chitra’s cousin sister. She is an awesome cook and you will know that as soon as you make this yummy chicken dry fry. Thanks a lot chechi and I am look forwarding to try more recipes from you…Hope you all will enjoy making this…


1. Chicken ½ kg, cut to small pieces
2. Onion 1 big, half of it thinly sliced and other half cubed
    Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
3. Black pepper powder 1 TBSP, heaped
    Red chilly powder ½ tsp
    Coriander powder 1 tsp
    Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
4. Tomato 1 small, chopped
5. Green chilly 3 nos, slit
6. Oil 2 tsp + 2 tsp
7. Salt as needed


  • Heat oil in a deep heavy bottomed pan and add ginger garlic paste. Saute till a nice aroma and add half of the thinly sliced onions along with salt. You can add some curry leaves if you prefer.
  • Saute the onions until a golden brown color, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Now reduce flame and add ingredients numbered 3, one by one. Mix well and cook for another 3 minutes or until raw smell from the spice powders goes off.
  • Add tomato and cook till oil starts to separate.
  • Switch off flame and add the chicken, Mix well to combine and keep aside for 15 minutes, so that the masalas will be well coated to the chicken pieces.
  • After marination, turn the flame back on, and cook covered for 20 minutes or until the chicken pieces are tender. Stir occasionally. DO NOT ADD ANY WATER as liquid will ooze out from the chicken pieces.
  • While the chicken is cooking, preheat oven to BROIL and keep a baking tray lined with aluminum foil ready.
  • Switch off flame and transfer the curry to the baking sheet. Spray cooking oil on the chicken and broil for 5 minutes or until dry. Remove and keep aside.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tsp oil in a pan and saute rest of cubed onions along with green chilly to a golden brown color. Adjust salt and add the broiled chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Switch off flame and serve hot with any kind of rice preparations or rotis. These are great as appetizer too.

Saute onions with ginger garlic paste and curry leaves

Add all powders and tomato and cook till everything comes together

Add the masala to chicken and marinate for 20 minutes







Cook the chicken covered until tender

Transfer the curry to a lined baking sheet

Broil this for 5 minutes or until browned







Saute onions and green chilly to a golden color

Add chicken and mix well

Yummy pepper chicken dry fry is ready









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