Chicken Kali Mirch Recipe | Pepper Chicken

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Pepper Chicken/ Chicken Kali Mirch is one of the most popular and tasty Recipe. This pepper chicken is one of the recipes which my family and hubby loves having every other weekend. When I prepared this recipe, they said just loved it and said its tastes as good as the Naushijaan (a local restaurant).

This dish is easy, simple and pepper powder gives a nice aroma to Gravy. You can prepare this pepper chicken at home for your family. I took photos of every steps that you can easily prepare if you are new in cooking. Learn how to make Pepper Chicken.

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Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients For Chicken Marinade:

Ingredients Quantity
Chicken 500 gram
Curd 200 gram
Cumin Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/2  teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper powder coarsely ground 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger- garlic paste 3 teaspoon

Ingredients For Gravy:

Ingredients Quantity
Onion (chopped) 2
Green Chily (chopped) 8
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Cashew nuts paste (Cashew 1 cup,1 onion) 1 cup
Pepper powder 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
Kasoori methi 1//2 teaspoon
Mint Leaves 2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves 2 teaspoon


1.Take the chicken in a bowl, apply ginger-garlic paste, curd, cumin powder, garam masala powder, pepper powder, and salt. Keep it aside for 1 hours. This step is called Marination.

2. Heat the oil in a pan or kadhai, saute with ginger and green chilies. Then add onion and fry it until golden brown in the color.

3. In the meantime prepare the cashew nut paste by boiling onions, cashews, almonds (I used almonds little because I did not get 1 cup cashews in my kitchen, you can add only cashews) and water together for 10 minutes. Then, puree it in a blender to make paste.

4. Now add this cashew nuts paste in fried onion and let it cook for 15 minutes on low heat.

5. Add garam masala powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi, chopped mint and coriander leaves. cook on slow heat for 5 minutes. Now grill the marinade chicken in oven or tandoor.

6. Add grilled chicken in gravy and add 1 cup boil water. Let it cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Now chicken kalimirch is ready to serve, Serve hot with Naan or chapatti.

7. Enjoy!!

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