Cook Time :20 – 30 Min | Servings : 3 Persons

Black pepper is a great medicine to treat cold. Our ancestors say it provides relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion.

Dry Pepper Chicken Fry/ Milagu Kozhi Varuval

This is a dry gravy which can be accompanied with chapathi or rice. This recipe is from my MIL. Fresh ground pepper & cloves and curry leaves gives that extra flavor to the recipe.

Dry Pepper Chicken Fry/ Milagu Kozhi Varuval

Ingredients :
Chicken 2 lb
Oil 3 tsp
Red Onion 1 no medium
Green Chili 3-4 no
Tomato 3 nos (medium)
Ginger Garlic Paste 1-2 tbsp
Curry Leaves Chili 1 strand
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves 3 tbsp
To dry roast and grind:
Cinnamon Sticks 1 inch
Cloves 4 nos
Cumin 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seed 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper Corns 1 tsp
  1. Step 1

    Clean chicken and cut into bite size pieces. Chop onion, tomato and split open green chili. Heat a small pan and dry roast the items given in “To dry roast and grind” section and grind it to fine powder.

  2. Step 2

    In a pan heat the oil. Add onion and fry till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell leaves. Add tomato, green chili and fry till it’s cooked and becomes gravy.

  3. Step 3

    Add the chicken,turmeric and salt. Add the ground powder about 1 tsp and cook this for 10-15 min or until the chicken is cooked in the medium flame. Stir often, don’t need to add water now if it’s leaving enough water.

  4. Step 4

    After chicken is cooked, add curry leaves and remaining ground powder. Mix well, if required add some salt as per your taste. When taking out of the stove add chopped coriander leaves.

(*) Enjoy with white rice, chapathi or even as it is.