Pepper Chicken Gravy

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Pepper Chicken Gravy

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marination 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian


  • Pressure cooker


To Marinate

  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 Tbsp Curd
  • 1 tsp Red chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt To taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

To make Masala paste

  • 1/2 Cup coconut Grated/ Dry
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Whole black Pepper

To Make the Gravy

  • 6 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2-3 no.s Dry Red chillies
  • 1.5 no.s Onion Large
  • Salt To taste
  • 5-6 Curry leaves Fresh
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp corriander powder
  • 2.5 Cups of water


  • Marinate chicken on bones with curd, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric and leave in the refrigerator for 30 mins
  • Heat a pressure pan, add coconut oil , add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick, Dry red chillies allow to sizzle.
  • Next add ground or grated onions sauté with salt until cooked dry and slightly browned
  • Next add in the marinated chicken, 5-6 fresh curry leaves, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, salt to taste, and mix it in
  • Next add red chilli powder, Corriander powder and mix it well and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame
  • Measure and add of water and bring it to a gentle boil, cover and pressure cook for 4 whistles (if the chicken pieces are large) or cook until the chicken is cooked and tender
  • Once the pressure is released open the lid and turn on the flame again and simmer on low flame.
  • Heat a another pan, and dry roast, coconut (grated or dry) with black pepper, 5-6 fresh curry leaves until the coconut is nice and toasted until slightly browned- cool it down and blend it to a smooth paste with water as required
  • Now add the prepared coconut black pepper masala in to the curry and simmer it on low to medium flame for 10 mins covered.
  • And your Pepper Chicken Gravy is ready to serve ... I served it with peas pulao
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