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Pepper Chicken Gravy

Pepper Chicken

Today my husband and I were craving for something little spicy so I ended up making this pepper chicken gravy. My Mom used to make this for me and my sisters if we had a bit of cold. Pepper has this medicinal quality that helps fight the common cold.

The main flavors that stand out in this gravy are pepper and curry leaves. This is one of my favorite chicken gravies from my mom’s cooking.Hope you enjoy it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
No of servings: 4-5

Spice Level: 4 out of 5


  • Chicken : 500gms
  • Oil : 1/2 cup
  • Cloves : 2
  • Cinnamon : 1/2 ” stick
  • Bay leaves : 2
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Onion : 1( cut lengthwise)
  • Tomatoes : 3 (Finely chopped)
  • Ginger and garlic paste : 2 tbsp
  • Yogurt : 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves : 6 to 8
  • Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
  • Red chili Powder : 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder : 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala : 1/2 tbsp
  • Black Pepper Powder : 2 tbsp
  • Salt : required to taste
  • Coriander leaves/Cilantro : for garnishing

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Heat oil in a kadai.
  2. Then add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and fry them a little bit and add cumin seeds, fennel seeds when its sputter add onions.
  3. Fry the onions until it turns into golden brown , now add ginger & garlic paste fry them up to 3 minutes.
  4. Now add chicken and mix it well with ginger garlic paste for a couple of minute.Slow cook the chicken with ginger garlic paste for few minutes.
  5. Then add curry leaves and all the masalas(chili powder, garama masala, turmeric powder) one by one and mix well .
  6. Fry them for 4 minutes.
  7. Add yogurt, tomatoes and salt mix it well with the above mixture and sprinkle the black pepper on top of it.
  8. Now add a cup of water and close the lid . Let the mixture boil until the chicken is cooked well.
  9. Adjust the heat so the gravy has the right consistency of your liking.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and some pepper.

Pepper Chicken GravyServe it hot with parathas, chapathi and rice. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would love to know how it turned out if you try it.


Squeeze some fresh lime on the gravy for a tangy flavor.


  1. YUMMY chicken recipe looks delecious

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog..your pepper chicken looks yummy

  3. Can I drool over here for sometime?? ๐Ÿ˜€
    The food I want now!.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great colour!!

  4. sagari.. thanks for stopping by and the kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shankari.. I loved goin’ through your recipes.Thanks for coming by here.

    Bharathy.. Thats awesome u liked it so much.Appreciate the comment.And hope to see u around.

  5. Hey that is some droolworthy chicken curry. You have a really nice blog here. Haver a great 2008

  6. Hey shella, Thanks for stopin’ by and taking the time to comment. Glad you liked this recipe.I ll see you around. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Happy New year.
    Peper chicken looks delicious.

  8. hi…pepper chicken looks very yummy…nice presentation…what is the bread served along..chappatis or parottas?..that looks tempting too!

  9. Thanks Happy Cook for stoppin by.Happy New year to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Srivalli, those are parathas.

  10. looks great hope it tastes good too

  11. yummy

  12. vidya, thanks for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed it so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. chicken grav is my favvvv i just love your pepper chicken looks o delecious

  14. Hey there! This is a fantastic recipe! i prepared it and had it with pitta bread and I loved it!
    Taken some snaps too.If you want some let me knw :)!
    Thanks a ton and keep posting such delicious recipes!

  15. You’ve made my day JP. This is the best compliment a foodie blogger can get. I would love to see the pics and you can send it to tastyspicy at gmail dot com. Thanks a lot for the encouraging comment. And hope to see you here more.

  16. my goodness – ur recipeesss are tooooooooo gooddddddd…. its of my taste… what is ur name??? update moreeeee… god luck

  17. how to make tasty curries
    pl reply .

    thank you.

  18. Hi,
    My parents were coming and I was by myself. Browsed the net and found your recipie. It was great. Easy to prepare and just works.
    All the best. Keep up your good work

  19. awasome… m a student n made it with my frndss 4 dinner….

  20. Very nice receipe Shriya !!!! I came out so well that my hubby wanted more but i made very less since i was cooking this for the first time :(. We loved it… Thanks a lot for a wonderfull recipe plz share some more recipe if you have any….

  21. wow thanks shriyaa. I tested this pepper chicken we like this so much thank you

  22. hiii i prepared it n its Yummmmmm. Thank you. You r a super star.
    Arun 30 yrs bangalore.

  23. Hello Shriya, today I tried your pepper chicken.All of us simply loved it. The best part is that it’s so simple, yet tastes superb.Thanks dear.

  24. I love the theme on your blog, I run a WordPress website as well, and I would really like to use this theme. Would you mind telling me what the name of it is?

  25. Hey there! today i tried out this recipe and it was a big hit . wow it tastes so good and it was a bit spicy. me and my hubby just loved it . thanks for sharing this recipe . my next mission is to try out other recipes .

  26. Hi,

    The recipe is great!! I made it for chappathi once and my husband liked it. Now again he wants me to do the same gravy for rice.


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  28. iys yummy curry. i like it.

  29. I tried this recipe today. My parents and brother loved it. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Tried this out today….!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It was awweessoommmmmeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Came across your blog and it is as if i have discovered a treasure trove of warm recipies…thank you sooo much ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Thanks so much for all your love and support. Keep checking for more interesting recipes.

  33. thank u for the recipe…i’m about to try it…hope it will turn out to b tasty..

  34. Hi.. The recipe looks easy and the pic looks mouth watering.. Have a few doubts.. What size of onions and tomatoes do you use?


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