Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Pepper Chicken Dry | Kozhi Milagu Varuval

Pepper Chicken Dry, a delicious and easy to make chicken side dish that goes well with both rotis and rice or as starter too. This recipe tastes great for the chicken with bone and boneless well however i used to make this mostly with boneless chicken.

By looking at the ingredients list you may wonder how it would taste with these minimal ingredients. But i assure you that it's one of the recipes that proves often less is required for making delicious recipe. 

Nowadays, life is so busy with my little one so it's really hard for me to post here as frequent as before even though i cook more than before as of now :-)  Anyhow , i make sure to share  at least one recipe / month and seems like that's what i'm doing for the last 3-4 months. 

Ok, now coming to the recipe, this recipe doesn't need preparation ahead within 20 mins it would be ready and taste simply awesome. Do give a try and let me share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pepper Chicken Dry | Kozhi Milagu Varuval

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
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Chicken - 1/2 lb / 200 gms approx(boneless)
Onion(thinly sliced) - 2(small)
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs 

First clean the chicken and cut into bit size pieces, then add ginger garlic paste and all the spice powder( turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder).

Next add the salt and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and mix it all together well. Heat a pan with the oil.
Then add the marinated chicken and saute it in the oil for 2-3 mins and then keep the heat in low and cover the pan with lid and let the chicken cook fully.
Once the chicken is well cooked, remove it on the plate and then add the sliced onions in the same pan.
Next add the curry leaves and a pinch of salt . Saute the onions till they are translucent.
Then add the cooked chicken, give a good mix in the onion masala and then finally add the garam masala powder and pepper powder.
Coat the chicken in the pepper powder well and then switch off the flame and finally squeeze the remaining 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. Mix it well.
That's it, Delicious Dry Pepper Chicken is ready to serve. 

Related : Chicken Coconut Curry 

  • For this recipe, i didn't use whole spices like cinnamon, cloves and cardamom in order to avoid bitting them.
  • Make sure to use good amount of curry leaves for the best flavor.
  • It's has mild spice so add more or less of chiilli powder/pepper powder according to your taste.
  • Don't reduce the amount of onions since it's the key for the taste. 


  1. chicken thighs or thicken breast ?

  2. Tried this with bone in chicken - very good. Thanks for sharing recipe

    1. So glad that it turned out well. Thank you for sharing the feedback.