Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Chicken Sukka | Chicken Chukka | Pepper Chicken Masala

Chicken Sukka/Pepper Chicken Masala, a semi-dry chicken curry made with aromatic spices. Recipe for this chicken sukka varies widely across the regions of India. Today, I'm going to share the simple version of making this chicken sukka.

This chicken sukka is one of our family favorites and I often make this sukka along with rice and rasam or with biryani or with parotta for our weekend meal. The highlight of this dish is that each piece of chicken is coated well with the masala and makes it scrumptious. 

I prefer to use boneless chicken for this recipe, especially chicken breast. It blends with the masala well but you can use chicken with bones also, it tastes equally good. 

The flavor of the dish is mainly from the pepper powder, so i highly recommend to use the freshly ground pepper powder instead of ready made pepper powder. It really makes a huge difference in the flavor. 

Chicken Sukka | Pepper Chicken

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Pepper Chicken, Chicken Pepper Masala, Chicken Sukka, Chicken Chukka Chicken Sukka/ Chicken Pepper Masala, a semi-dry chicken curry made with aromatic spices.
Chicken - 1/2 lb / 200 gms approx(boneless)
Onion -2
Tomato -1(small)
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2 
Cardamom - 1 
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - a few

Clean the chicken and then slice the onions thinly , cut the tomatoes into small pieces and keep other ingredients ready. Heat a thick bottomed pan and then add the oil and the whole spices(cinnamon, cloves & cardamom) , let the spices be aromatic.

Next add the onions with a pinch of salt and saute till they are translucent. 
Then add the chicken, ginger garlic paste and curry leaves.
Saute the chicken until it turn white on outside then add the spice powders (turmeric, red chilli and coriander powder) and salt. Give a good mix.
Next add the tomatoes and give a quick stir. Add about 1/4 cup of water & mix it well.
Cover the pan with lid and let the chicken cook well.
Once the chicken is cooked and the water is almost evaporated, add the pepper powder.
Mix the pepper powder with the chicken and keep it in the flame until it all comes together. Finally add the coriander leaves and mix it.
That's it, Tasty Chicken Sukka is ready.

Related: How to make Restaurant Style Chicken 65

  • Don't add more water for cooking the chicken. The water from the chicken and the tomatoes is almost enough. If you add more water then it takes more time to evaporate all the water.
  • Add more or less of red chilli powder and pepper powder as per your spice level. The given quantity is for moderate spice level.
  • Add good amount of curry leaves, it gives amazing flavor.

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