Pepper Chicken In Coconut Gravy


Pepper Chicken In Coconut Gravy

Pepper chicken in coconut gravy
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people


  • 2 lb Chicken cut into medium pieces
  • 3 tbsp Pepper powder
  • 4 pods Garlic crushed
  • Ginger A small piece, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 3 - Butter
  • 3 - Cinnamon Karugapatta
  • 3 - Cloves Grambu
  • 3 - Cardamom Elakka
  • 2 nos Tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 3 tsp Coriander powder
  • 3 nos Onions chopped, medium
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cuminseeds or powder Jeerakam
  • Salt As reqd
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Smear 2 tbsp of pepper powder and salt onto the chicken pieces.
  • Pierce the chicken pieces with a fork and let the chicken marinate for a few hours.
  • Heat butter in a pan and fry the chicken pieces one by one. They should not be deep-fried, but just like frying onions. Keep the fried chicken pieces aside.
  • In the same butter, fry the sliced onions, cardamoms, ginger, garlic, cloves and cinnamon.
  • When the onions turn brown, add the coriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric and cumin powder and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the grated coconut, tomatoes and keep frying. Do not add any water.
  • Add the remaining pepper powder and fry for a minute.
  • Add water, enough to get a thick gravy.
  • Drop the fried chicken pieces into the gravy.
  • Add salt to taste and boil for 10-15 minutes, till chicken is well mixed with the pepper masala.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot with rice.
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Response (8)
  1. s
    shruti May 17, 2004


  2. s
    sheela August 2, 2005

    wow delicious!!!!!!

  3. K
    Karthica March 5, 2006

    Good One Sanjay, I tried it out just now and it came out ssslllluuuurrrpppp!!!!!

  4. P
    Parvathi February 20, 2007

    this recipe is amazing& it rocks.waiting for new recipes like this…keep it up

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