Andhra Pepper Chicken

Ingredients

For Marination

  • 700 gm chicken with bones
  • 10-12 cloves garlic paste
  • 2” ginger paste
  • 1 lemon, juice extracted
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Masala –

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1” ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves, roughly torn
  • 2.5 tbsp peppercorns, coarsely ground
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 4 tbsp oil

For Garnish

  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns, coarsely ground
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method –

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken with the marination ingredients
  2. Mix well to combine
  3. Cover the pan, place in refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour
  4. In a large wok, add the oil
  5. Add the onion, green chillies, chopped ginger and garlic and sauté well
  6. Sauté till the onions turn light brown. Add the curry leaves
  7. Add the marinated chicken and sauté on high heat for 7-8 minutes
  8. Lower the heat and Add the coriander powder and crushed pepper
  9. Stir well, cover the pan and cook on low heat until the oil releases
  10. Keep stirring and sprinkle water as and when required to cook the chicken
  11. Cook until the chicken is tender
  12. Once the chicken is tender, raise the heat to medium and let the water evaporate
  13. Just before serving, add 1 tsp crushed pepper, 1 tsp lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves

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