Chettinad Chicken Pepper Fry
Chettinad chicken pepper fry (Kozhi Melagu Varuval)
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
  • Chicken – 1no
  • Veg oil 2tbsp
  • Onions – 3nos
  • Garlic pods – 2nos
  • Fresh root ginger 3/4inch
  • Turmeric powder 1tsp
  • Cayenne pepper – 1tsp
  • Ground coriander – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves 6nos
  • Black peppercorns(Kurumulaku)(crushed) – 2oz
  • Tomatoes(peeled & chopped) – 3/4cup
  • Salt(As reqd) –
  1. Cut the chicken into small pieces.
  2. Heat the oil and fry the finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger.
  3. Add the spices and cook for a few minutes longer.
  4. Add the tomatoes and salt to taste and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Put in the chicken pieces and stir so that they are thoroughly coated with the gravy.
  6. Cover the vessel and simmer for about 30 minutes at the end of which, the mixture should be almost dry. But you need to check from time to time and add a little water if necessary.