Andhra Style Pepper Chicken

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Andhra cuisine is spicy and tangy. This pepper chicken is very popular in Andhra Pradesh. There are so many recipes on the internet available. I remember trying this chicken when i was in Bangalore and was it hot! I love spicy food so that was not a problem for me. Can you make this without spice? I doubt it, but if you want to have a go at this you can reduce the amount of spice. Basically in this recipe green chillies and red and black pepper is used. I am told that its a dry dish served as a snack or with a daal, but you might just need to add some water to cook the chicken. I used my cook “n” serve ceramic pans for this as they are totally non stick. So..lets spice up our chicken today!!


Servings: 1 Preparation time:
  • Chicken, Meat And Skin And Giblets And Neck, Raw, Boneless Chicken (4 pieces) chicken (with bones of your choice, cut into small pieces /cooks faster)
  • Garlic, Raw, Garlic flakes, Lahsun, grated garlic, Garlic pods 2 cloves of garlic
  • Ginger Root, Raw, Fresh Ginger 1(1/2 ”) piece ginger
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly 2 green chillies
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice, Raw, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pepper, Black Powder, Pippali, Ground Pepper 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper powder
  • Red Chili Powder, Paprika, Deggi Mirch, Red Chilli Powder, Red Chilly, Red Ch 1/4 teaspoon (of hot) red chili powder
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder Pinch of turmeric (it has amazing health properties)
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Wash the chicken pieces well and pat dry. Make a paste of the ginger, garlic and green chillies using the blender ( i used my magic bullet). Marinate the chicken in this paste with salt, lemon juice and turmeric for a few hours. This makes the chicken tender and easy to cook. Heat the oil in a good nonstick pan (i used my ceramic pan) and then add the chicken pieces carefully into it. Cook covered for 5 minutes turning the pieces every two minutes or so. Once the chicken has dried up, add the black pepper and red chilli powder and cook till the chicken starts to turn brown. Check if its done, if not you can add a little water and cook till dry and the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Taste, correct seasoning and add some more lemon juice. Serve as a side dish or as a snack.
  • Can this be made boneless? Yes it can with chicken leg and thigh meat. You can also add a few curry leaves while its cooking for extra flavour. How to check if the chicken is cooked? If you prick the chicken with a fork and it goes in easily with the juices running out clear means the chicken is done. Many recipes of this andhra chicken use cloves, cinnamon etc. I made it just this way and it tasted awesome!
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Cook's Tip:
Cayenne pepper can add a little fire to recipes. Use less, taste and then add more if you’d like.
If you cook Indian food, you are bound to get turmeric stains on your clothes at one time or another. The good news is they're really easy to take out. Wash the stained clothes/kitchen linen immedeately in cool water and soap. Dry in the sun and the stain will fade to a very pale pink. Wash the article again and the stain will be gone!
If you don’t have unsalted butter, you can try shortening, vegetable or olive oil.


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