Curry Leaf and Pepper Chicken Curry

April 24, 2015 Posted by

Curry Leaf and Pepper Chicken CurryThe other day, I was in a mood to cook chicken with some south Indian flavors of chicken. While searching online, I came across this simple and quick recipe Curry Leaf and Pepper Chicken Curry recipe from my favorite chef – Sanjay Thumma of
Whats really good about this dish is that it doesn’t require any fine chopping and dicing and hence saves a lot of time. Once ready, I am sure you are going to love the aroma of Curry leaves and pepper that fills the house.
Here is my recipe for Curry Leaf and Pepper Chicken


Chicken  – 500 Grams
Curry leaves  – 3 Sprigs
Onion – 2 medium sized roughly chopped
Tomatoes   – 2 Medium sized roughly chopped
Ginger – 1 inch cut into small pieces
Garlic – 5-7 cloves
Grated Coconut  – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds –  1 tsp

Oil   – 2 tbsp
Coriander powder  – 1 tsp
Chilly powder   – 2 tsp
Turmeric  – a pinch
Pepper –  2 tbsp roughly crushed
Coriander chopped – optional


  1. Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan. I use sunflower oil. Heat it and when hot, add onions and saute. Add some salt to fasten the cooking.
  2. 2 mins into the sauteing, add roughly chopped ginger and garlic and saute.
  3. When the onions are translucent (no need to brown it), add the tomatoes and saute well.
  4. Cook for 2 mins and then add turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder and grated coconut.
  5. Saute well, add 1/2 cup water, put the lid on and let it cook for 5 mins.
  6. When done, remove from heat and let it cool. Blend in a blender to a coarse paste. I like to keep the gravy coarse as that goes well with the chapatis.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and when hot, add fennel seeds.After a minute add a handful of curry leaves and saute.
  8. Now add the chicken pieces and some salt and 1 tsp crushed pepper and saute for 5 to 10 mins till the chicken is white and almost cooked.
  9. Now add the onion -tomato coarse paste, mix it well with the chicken and let it cook for 20 minutes with the lid on. Adjust the water and salt according to your taste.
  10. Add some more crushed pepper and serve with chapatis, dosa, or rice.
  11. You can also garnish with chopped coriander.

Curry Leaf and Pepper Chicken Curry

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One thought on “Curry Leaf and Pepper Chicken Curry”

  1. Animesh says:

    Excellent recipe!

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