Pepper chicken fry recipe – Kozhi milagu varuval


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 -30 mins
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients needed: 

  • Chicken – 250 gms
  • Onion– 2 nos
  • Tomato– 1 nos
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To dry roast and grind:

  • Whole pepper corns
  • Cumin seeds
  • Fennel seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves

For the Seasoning:

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustards – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 10 – 20 nos



  • Dry roast whole peppers, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon and clove on a medium flame
  • Cool it for some time and grind it to a powder
  • Cut chicken into medium size pieces; Wash it well
  • Marinate it with little salt and turmeric powder


  1. Heat oil in a pan; preferably heavy bottom pan like iron castle
  2. Season mustards, cumin seeds and curry leave
  3. Add onions, salt, ginger garlic paste and fry until brown
  4. Add tomatoes and cook until it is smooth and mushy
  5. Now add in the chicken and saute it for 5 mins; close the lid and cook for 5 to 7 mins
  6. Chicken will start leaving water now; If not, don’t hesitate to add half a cup of water and mix
  7. This is the right time to add the prepared masala powder. Give it a nice mix, close and cook for another 10 mins
  8. After 10 mins, you could see the chicken has cooked well and nice masala mixture around it.
  9. Now remove the lid and cook until it becomes dry to a required consistency
  10. Garnish coriander leaves and switch off the flame

Serve pepper chicken with Rice and Rasam or curd rice or roti


  • I have added only 2 tsp of pepper. If you prefer spicier, add 1 more spoon of pepper corns
  • When you don’t have time to dry roast and grind the masala powders: Simply use the available pepper powder or quickly grind 3 tsp of pepper and use it.


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