Kali Mirch Chicken or Black Pepper Chicken

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The addition of black pepper makes this chicken taste a little bit different from the regular tomato based gravies. Give it a try at your next family ...
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 60 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 8 persons
Kali Mirch Chicken or Black Pepper Chicken


  • Black pepper corns, crushed 1/4th cup
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Chicken 1kg
  • Cloves 5
  • Curry leaves 1 stem
  • Tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup
  • Onion, sliced 1
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic, chopped 10 cloves
  • Oil 4 tablespoon


  • 1. Marinate chicken with peppercorns, turmeric and salt. Leave to marinate for an hour in the fridge.
  • 2. Heat oil in a pan on medium flame.
  • 3. Add garlic, followed by cloves and then onion. Sauté for a few minutes till onions are translucent.
  • 4. Add chopped tomatoes and coriander (dhaniya) powder.
  • 5. Keep stirring occasionally till the tomatoes are soft and oil gets separated.
  • 6. Add the marinated chicken along with a cup of water and bring to boil.
  • 7. Turn heat to simmer, cover pot with lid and cook chicken for about 30 – 45 minutes till tender.
  • 8. Add curry leaves in the end, cook for 2-3 minutes so flavor infuses.
  • 9. Serve hot with rice or roti’s.


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