Pepper Chicken (Kurumulaku Chicken)

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Pepper Chicken (Kurumulaku Chicken)

Here is the pepper chicken recipe, finally! I’ve been getting requests for this recipe for a long time. Though I came across many recipes, I didn’t find any of it interesting to give it a try. I’m glad to say, the search ends here! Last time when I went to Kerala for holidays, I happened to see a cooking show featuring this recipe. It was a sunday and I was just lazying around, lying down on the sofa, surfing the channels. The moment I heard the word ‘pepper chicken’ on TV, I just jumped out of the sofa, got hold of a piece of paper that I could find and started writing down.

Sometime ago, when I was planning to cook chicken, I thought of this one and started searching for the recipe, but couldnt find. To top it, I wrote it down on a tiny piece of paper. How I wish everything had some kind of button or code attached to it, so that we can give it a ring just like the mobile phone & find it instantly! Dont you think so? Anyways… a few days later, when I opened my recipe diary, some bits of paper fell down. Tada! It was the pepper chicken recipe…

Though I started with the recipe on paper, I ended up with something totally different. It wasn’t intentional, but it happened just like that. Anyways, I’m happy with the end result. I loved the colour, the flavour… Let me tell you, it  turned out quite spicy! You will get the sharp taste of pepper in the first mouthful itself. So please feel free to adjust the spice level to suit your requirements. Since this is a dry preparation, you can use this as a starter also. Btw, I somehow got the feel of a ‘thattukada’ (street food) food from this, may be because of the spiciness and colour of the dish.

Hope you’ll also enjoy this and wish you a spicy weekend ;)

Here goes the step by step pictures…

Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with salt, pepper powder & lemon juice…

Crush the whole black pepper & keep it aside…

Heat oil in a pan & cook the onions, till it turns dark brown…

Add grated/crushed ginger & garlic, green chilli & curry leaves to the browned onions…

Add masala powders…

Add soya & tomato sauce…

Add 1/4 cup water to the masala…

Add marinated chicken pieces to the masala…

Add 1/2 cup water & let it boil…

Cover & cook till the chicken is done…

The chicken is cooked…

Add curry leaves & roast it a bit more…

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Pepper Chicken ( Kurumulaku Chicken)
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Recipe type: Main, side dish, appetiser
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken – 400-450 gms, cut into medium size pieces
For Marination
  • Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt
For Masala
  • Onion – 2 med-large, sliced
  • Ginger & garlic – 2 – 21/2 tsp each, grated/crushed
  • Greenchilli – 1-2, slit lengthwise
  • Whole Black pepper – 1¼ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Fennel (perumjeerakam) powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chicken/meat masala – ½ tsp (optional)
  • Soya sauce – 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with salt, pepper powder & lemon juice. Crush the whole black pepper (do not powder).
  2. Heat oil in a pan & add sliced onion. Let it brown. Add grated/crushed ginger and garlic, green chilli and curry leaves. Let it cook till the raw smell goes, around 3-4 mins. Add crushed pepper, turmeric powder, garam masala, fennel powder and chicken/meat masala (if using). Mix well. Cook for another 2-3 mins. Add soya and tomato sauce/ketchup. Mix well.
  3. Add ¼ cup water and salt and mix well. Add marinated chicken pieces. Combine everything well and make sure that chicken pieces are coated with masala. When chicken starts changing the color add ½ cup water & mix well.
  4. Let it boil. Reduce flame and cover and cook it till the chicken is done. Check in between, give a stir and add more water only if required. Once the chicken is done, remove the lid, add some curry leaves and continue cooking for another 5-7 mins on low flame, just to roast it a little more. Remove from fire. The dish will get a darker shade once it rests.
  5. Garnish with onion & lemon/lime.
Notes
I strongly recommend using crushed pepper in the masala for the flavour and taste. Also if you are looking for that typical Kerala style preparation, use coconut oil. Be careful while adding salt, since the chicken is already marinated with salt and salt comes from soya sauce too. I suggest you prepare this dish in advance, so it helps the flavour to settle in.

 

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  • Shibu

    Why not kurumullaka kozhi,why chicken? He he,just pulling ur leg! Happy new year dove! How about some honey ham roast recipe? Ta

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks for the wishes Shibu! Honey ham roast… hhmm the chances of me cooking it at home is very rare :)

      Wish you too a wonderful year ahead!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Pravi

         Hi Maria
        Though I am commenting for the first time I have tried many of your recipes!I have loved all of them.I should say I hve learnt to cook non-veg thru ur recipes!:)Tried pepper chicken today..and loved it…!

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Hi Pravi,

          Thank you very much for your comment dear :) I’m honoured to know that you learnt non veg cooking through this blog!

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Julee

    I liked this step by step process.Will definitely try this.
    Btw check out bhavnaskitchen,she has cooking videos.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Julee, I’ll do that.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ammuprethesh

    looks yummy maria..got to try it soon..but our spicy tastes have diminished a lot these days :( hope i can tolerate all tht pepper..and i like ur new way of showing pics in every step..it sure does take time n effort..well,ppl love ur page..so it pays off anyway :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      thanks di :) u better reduce the level of spices n then try this. Its pretty spicy!

      yeah step by step pics is def extra work for me, but then it’s great to know that many appreciate it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Aarthi

    They look yummy

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

  • Ashasudhakar

    Looks soooooo good.Cant wait to try it out! Maria,You rock!:)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear! Hope you get to try it soon…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Oyciee

    Good Morning  dear,

    My mouth is watering here, I am sure it must have been so tasty.

    Have a nice day ahead.

    Love

    Cynthia

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Cynthia! Yep, it was yummy :)

      Have a wonderful week!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Joyce Koshy

    Hi Maria,

    I had asked for the recipe of Pepper Chicken some months back.  Today when I just kept searching your new recipes, I saw this post and was so happy.  I’ll definitely try it out and let you know the result. I also tried your kerala style egg curry and it was great.  You are wonderful and I am a fan of yours.  Keep going and wish you all success.

    Mrs. Joyce Koshy 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Joyce,

      Thanks a lot for your wishes and also for the feedback! Hope you get to try this pepper chicken soon & I do hope that you like it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Pooja

    I tried pepper chicken yesterday and it came out well maria..I liked that its a simple and easy to cook recipe!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Pooja :) Nice to know that you liked it. Yep, its pretty simple & easy :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Salim Sukumaran

    That turned out too good to be true. Didn’t find it too spicy. All of us like spicy food…
    Thanks a lot Maria….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Salim,

      This means you like really spicy food :) Because it was a bit too spicy for our taste. Anyways, I’m happy that it turned out well for you.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Salim Sukumaran

        Hi Maria,

        We have a Yahoo forum where guys who studied in our school meet. I had posted a link to this recipe in the forum. One of the members too tried it and gave the opinion that even    though the dish was quite spicy and tasty, it did not have the expected “peppery” taste (that’s true). Another member, a lady settled in Australia posted a recipe. I tried it yesterday and found that it was superb. The recipe is as follows: 

        My mother made chicken or Pigeon pepper like this;1 pound chicken cut into 2 inch pieces1 level tbsp ground black pepper2 large onions thinly sliced and one onion chopped1 tsp ground ginger2 green chillies slit5  cloves and 1 inch cinnamon.1 Diced tomatocurry leavesoilsalt and vinegarRub chicken with the pepper, salt, ginger and vinegar and marinate for 1/2 hour.Pour oil in a thick bottom vessel and heat.Put the sliced onions and  fry till golden brown. Now fry the chicken in the oil and onions, and keep turning it over till all sides are browned( lower the heat if necessary).Put in the curry leaves and green chillies and the spices.Add the tomatoes and chopped onion and cover and cook till soft and mushy  (I added half a cup of water too).Open and keep frying till there is hardly any gravy leftSprinkle vinegar and turn off the stove.  

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Thanks for sharing the other recipe too….

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Joyce Koshy

    Hi Maria,

    I tried out the Pepper chicken recipe yesterday and to be honest all in my family liked it.  Only variation I did is I added 1/2 tsp of coriander pwdr instead of meat masala.  It was very delicious !  Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes.  I’ve recommended this site to many of my friends and cousins. 

    Joyce Koshy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Joyce,

      I’m really happy that you liked this recipe. Great to know that your family also liked it.

      Thank you so much for the comment and also for recommending the site. Appreciate it very much dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F4MLCB36AYQTQDL2HOFMRP6JE4 shyh-maa s

    Hai Maria,

            Hmmmmmmmmmmmm can feel the taste here in sharjah

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hope you get to try it in Sharjah :)

  • Shyma Bashar

    Hi Maria

          Nice one. I can feel the taste here in Sharjah

    Shyma

  • Rinku Naveen

    Maria this is a sure to be tried recipe. I really don’t like restaurant style pepper chicken becos of their overdose of pepper. This one looks yumm.Will let u know once I try it.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear! I havent tried pepper chicken yet from outside, so I’m kinda clueless how it tastes :) Hope you’ll like this one.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.astrabox.com/referencement Referencement

    miaaam, thank you for this delicious recipe

  • Lakshmi

    Hi Maria,

    This is first time I am putting in my comments though I have tried a number of your recipes before like caramel custard, cutlets – chicken, fish and meat, beef fry, red fish curry and many more and needless to say all of them have come out pretty good.
    Today I was at a lost about what to prepare and thought I would give your chilly chicken recipe a try and opened up your site and saw the pepper chicken recipe. I am such a huge fan of pepper chicken that i thought I would give this one a try, and it came out really well, a little on the spicy side but it was still delicious. I have tried pepper chicken once or twice before with other recipes but your recipe is by far the best.
    I am a huge fan of your site.
    Keep up the good work.

    -Lakshmi

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lakshmi,

      The list of recipes that you made from this blog made my day :) Thanks a lot for trying all those recipes and also for taking time to post a comment here.

      Nice to know that you liked the pepper chicken recipe, yeah its a bit spicy :) Hope you get to try the chilli chicken recipe also sometime…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://autopublie.blogspot.com/ Zach

    Hi Chechi,
    I’ve been following your recipes for quite some time now. I have to say that your recipes have helped me survive college without any gastric incidents. Your site is so awesome that even my 75 year old grandma is hooked. Just wanted to say that I have given you an award at my blog. Do check it out :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Zach,

      Nice to know that you find this blog helpful. I’m specially honoured and thrilled to know that your grand mother also likes this space. Please do convey my special regards to her :)

      Thanks a lot for the award. Will drop in at your place.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Joyna Maria Paul

    Simple and easy to make recipe! Thanks Maria! :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Joyna! I’m happy that you liked this recipe :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Abby

    Wow..Just came across this site and tried this yesterday and my hubby and me loved it… simply delicious!!! loved the naadan pepper chicken taste.. thanks for the recipe and the detailed instructions!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Abby :) Great to hear that you guys liked the pepper chicken. Please do try other recipes too when time permits.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sanchana

    Hey Maria, amazing recipe. I tried it and here is the pic. I dint use curry leaf and used veg oil instead of coconut oil. 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Sanchana for the comment and also for the pic :) It looks nice!

  • Rose

    Hi maria,i tried this yesterday and it was finger licking.thnku so much for the recipe :) 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Rose :) I’m glad it worked well for you!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.magpiesrecipes.blogspot.com/ Rose from Magpie’s Recipes

    Ooh I love pepper chicken too! Came by again to admire that bowl! it is SO pretty! 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks sweetie :)

  • Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth

    Maria kutti..adipoli ketto…though i wrote to u..had to publically comment also ! another big hit… hubby loves pepper flavour and this was the best dish that could have been made for him.. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you very much dear for posting a comment here too :) I’m glad that this recipe got Sreekanth’s approval :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Chandana Vivek

    Awesome Recipe!!! No words to say :) Thanks a lot for sharing :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Chandana! Thanks for the comment :)

  • Lakshmi

    Dear Maria,
    The Pepper chicken came out really well.. and was much loved by the family.Your tried and tested blog is Godsend for rushed-off -the -feet working mothers like me! thanks a ton.. it is with surewin confidence that I try out your recipes!
    Lakshmi, Chennai

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Thanks a million dear for such a great comment :) I’m honoured to know that you trust the recipes posted here very much.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tres

    hi maria

     I made this 3 times in a row. I hv tried other recipes of pepper chkn but this is the best ever. Thanks a lot Maria.

    -Tres

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Tres,

      wow! 3 times in a row, that’s great! Thanks a lot for posting the comment here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Binu Anish

    hi maria,
     I always view ur blog, nd i also had prepared some of ur dishes. all are wonderful…….
    nd im writing a comment for the first time….i made this dish.oh.it was very very nice. wen i just went through the recepie it told my mind it is a good one…….really im thanking you for the recepie. looking forward for more recepies……….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Binu,

      Nice to know that you are a regular visitor here. Thanks a lot for trying all those recipes and also for sharing your feedback here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anju Mobin

    Hi Maria
     You look very familiar. did you by any chance do your schooling at st thomas and did you attend an academy called Thrupthi in Trivandrum for cooking or craft classes?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anju,

      I’m from Cochin and did my schooling here only. Btw, I always have people telling me that I’ve a very familiar face :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anupama

    Hi Maria, 

    Thank u so much for posting this recipe. However i tried preparing this as per ur instructions but after i added the chicken it started oozing out water and it turned out to be a gravy. How do i avoid this next time. Please suggest.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anupama,

      Sorry to hear that it didnt come out perfect! I think its best to add water to the chicken after waiting for some time. Because some chicken has more water/fat content. In that case, its better not to add additional water. Hope this helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anju

    Hi Maria
    We tried this and is awesome. It tastes too good. Luv your recipe.

    Regards
    Anju

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

       Thanks a lot Anju :)

  • Nisharenji4u

    Tnx for this special recipe……..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

       You are welcome dear!

  • Annie Royson

    hey maria, this is the first recipe i tried from your recipes……..it turned out great. thank you

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Annie,

      I’m really happy that your first trial from this site turned out successful. Hope you get to try other recipes too…

      Thanks a bunch for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sibil

    wowie Maria kutti :) luks so temptin! im definitely tryin it soon! :) just wanted to confirm if its boned chicken pieces dat i need to use? thanks!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

       Sibil dear,

      thank you! yep, chicken with bones is ideal for this dish. Hope you will like it.

      Take care dear :)

      Love
      Maria

  • Roomforyou37212

    Is tomato sauce referring to tomato ketchup or is it different? Also what garam masala powder do you use?
     

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      I used tomato ketchup. I use homemade garam masala for my cooking.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Rashmi

        do post your recipe for garam masala too, maria….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658036034 Ranjit Gopi

    I’ve been trying your recipes from the time I started cooking 6 months back and I have to say I have never gone wrong making one of your dishes…Its amazing how easy its to follow your recipes and make great tasting dishes time and time again.

    Thank You so much!
     

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ranjit,

      I’m thrilled to read your comment. Thank you very much for your feedback. I’m really happy that you find the recipes here easy to follow :)

      Keep trying the recipes and happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Maya

    Easy and yummy recipe.. turned out well :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Maya :)

  • Hopefaith615

    i tried this and it was ….mmmm…..simply delicious.My hubby and kids loved it.Thanx!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      You are welcome! Nice to know that this dish was appreciated by your family. Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sera Suresh

    Hi Maria,I am a regular visitor of ur blog.Although I am a regular visitor of ur blog, I have not commented before.Infact I should say this is the first time I am commenting on any blog. This recipe is so awesome…Very easy and tastes superb.I have an iron wok,when I make this in the iron wok, it is even more tastier I felt.After you have posted this recipe,I have tried it every week and always it gave perfect results.Another recipe which I like from ur blog is the Ultra
    Moist Chocolate Cake.So light,easy and yummy…Thanks for sharing these recipes.
    Sera

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sera,

      Thank you very much dear for taking time to post a comment here. I’m really happy to know that you are a regular here :)

      I’m sure the iron wok adds extra flavour to this dish. Also, I’m thrilled to know that you’ve made this recipe every week, thanks again dear.

      Take care…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Shwetha,

    Welcome to MariasMenu! Good to know that this recipe was a hit at your place :) Thank you so much for trying it and also for sharing your feedback here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • jiah oberoi

    i tried the pepper chicken maria…nd it came out jst delicious…nd the addition of sauses made it into indo chinese.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Jiah! Glad you liked the recipe :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • jiah oberoi

    i ve tried pepper chiken ..but ur recipe ws amazng maria

  • riya

    hi maia superb wow…..no words to xpess….really awsome……al at my home liked te dish vey much thank u very much for ur recipes…..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Riya,

      You are welcome dear! I’m really happy to know that this recipe was appreciated by your family. Thanks a lot for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Remya

    Thanks Maria..This came out so good..I added a little ginger paste and manchurian sauce instead of soya sauce..Thank you for sharing the recipe  :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Remya,

      You are welcome! I’m hearing about manchurian sauce for the first time, is it available ready made? Anywaya, nice to know that you liked this recipe. Thanks for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ruby

    I tried it today. The occasion was – My husband returned from US who was dying to have some local food. I wanted to cook him something nice and when I tried this, I must admit it turned out really delicious and he was really happy.
    Thanks Maria for sharing such wonderful recipes

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ruby,

      Thank you very much :) Nice to know that it came out well for you.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536042029 Ranjeetha Wakeling

    I made this for my Husbands Uncle and Aunty who are british and they loved it ! Thank you for a lovely recipe

    Today i’m going to try the egg curry :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ranjeetha,

      Great to know that this curry was appreciated by your family :) Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Bindu

    hi maria,
    i’ve tried this recipe a few times,n each time it turns out really well.my husband gets confused each time n feels that i had ordered it from a hotel.being a keralite i know v few kerala recipes n now thanx to u am tempted to try out all ur recipes.thank u fr all the lovely recipes.will be trying ur vartharacha meen curry v.soon…..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Bindu,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment dear :) Great to know that you are tempted to try recipes from this place. Hope you will like varutharacha meen curry too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Emyl_varghese

    will try this one for sure…my husband frowns at new tastes of any food, he likes to keep to his traditional tastes  especially for fish. but i think he will surely like this one as it seems to be spicy.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Emyl,

      I do hope your husband likes this. Please try it and see… All the best !

      Cheers
      Maria

  • New cook!

    Hi! I’m a new cook! Can you please tell me how to make this with 1 kilo chicken? And can you tell me what all spices to add for making garam masala powder? 

    Thank you

  • Anu

    I made this yday for my daughters bday party and it was a big hit. Got lot of compliments.. thanks for sharing the recipe with us :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anu,

      Belated b’day wishes to your daughter! Nice to know that it was a hit at your place. Thank you so much for trying this and also for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Preetu

    Hi Maria

    This is the second dish i tried from your website and my family enjoyed it really it was quick and easy also, thanks for that

    Preeti

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Preeti,

      Thanks dear! Nice to know that this dish was liked by your family. Please do try other recipes too when time permits.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Salini Menon

    hi maria, i’ve been wanting this recipe since a long time now. I have finally found this recipe on ur  blog & i’m sure its going to taste gr8. I’ll let u know once i prepare this recipe. Thanks.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Salini,

      I’m glad you were able to find this recipe here. i do hope it doesnt disappoint you :)

      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.eatpayrove.com/ Shibu Jacob

    Hi Maria, I thought I had replied on this one but here goes..i did try it after you posted it and it came out quite well.Ta

    cheers
    Shibu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Shibu :) I’m glad you liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shabasy

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    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shabasy,

      Thanks for dropping by! Nice to know that you also like cooking.

      I post here whatever I happened to cook in my kitchen on a daily basis. Please go through the archives to find out the kind of recipes you’ve requested.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sapna

    The pepper chicken recipe was really good and so simple.Only question i have is why most of your chicken recipes have open cooking and not in the pressure cooker?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sapna,

      Thank you! Nice to know that pepper chicken came out well for you..

      I use broiler chicken mostly and it doesnt take much time to cook. So I dont see any need for using pressure cooker, that’s why :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Carol_rods

    hey Maria,
    I tried this recipe yesterday and my family and friends enjoyed it!! thank you for sharing it..

    regards,
    Alison

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Alison,

      You are welcome! Great to know that this biriyani was appreciated by your friends n family. Thanks a lot for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • usha

    hi maria,
    your pepper chicken was too good ya.
    i toned down the spice level a bit to suit my childrens needs.
    but all in all a great recipe.
    keep up the good work.

    regards,
    usha

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Usha! Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J3SQBXWARMHNX65QVUQ7ZKGOSQ ginny

    Thankyou for creating this blog .The recipes are easy to follow with clear instructions and the food always comes out good.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ginny,

      Thanks a bunch for the comment! Great to know that you like this space :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Mary

    My sister suggested your website and I must say  this is great! Waiting for my pepper chicken to get ready. I am going to make stufffed pepper chicken burger with that. 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks to you and your sister too :) Hope your pepper chicken burger came out well! Nice idea to make burger with this, sounds yum!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Teju

    Hi Maria,

    I want to thank you for this awesome recipe. It was a big hit with my hubby and the guests. I used boneless chicken thighs and it turned out yummy. I’m a regular reader of ur blog but this is the first time I’m commenting:) My hubby is from Kerala and I’m a Maharashtrian. I will b experimenting with lot of other recipes from ur blog. Thnx again for the gr8 work:)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Teju,

      Thanks dear! I’m really happy to know that you are a regular visitor of this space :)

      Hope you will like the other recipes too..

      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Fidharahyan

    Dear maria,

    its amazing flavour. i have tried and my husband likes it more, thanks for posting such recipes and keep on posting new ones….

    let our husbands love us more ha ha ha…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Fidha,

      I especially liked the last part of your comment ;) thanks a bunch dear for the sweet comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vipin Nair

    Dear Ma’am,

    Lip smacking, finger licking good. never in my life have i thought that i will be entering a kitchen, leave aside writing comments on a food blog. maybe it was due to my professional arrogance of  being a helicopter pilot. anyways, never had to cook anything in my life as my wife and mom are both cook amazingly well. since my wife was  busy with her exams and i was tired of eating take away food, i decided to take matters in my hand and entering the kitchen. the world was saved when my wife let out the secret of her success in kitchen..a blog called ‘maria’s menu. the success i achieved has even made me bold enough to try out the plum cake recipe and it came out well too. the fact is that i can be seen in the kitchen more than my wife nowadays.

    you made me realise waht an amazing stress buster cooking is.. i owe you a big one,

    regards..

    Vipin Nair

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vipin,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback :) It’s a pleasure to know that this space was helpful for you. I agree with what you said, cooking is a stress buster!

      I do hope your wife’s exams went well, please do convey my regards and thanks to her. Btw, you can offer an helicopter ride in return ;)

      Happy cooking n have fun in the kitchen!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Vipin Nair

        Oh the exams went of well..and anytime for the ride…

  • kalyani

    won’t adding the sauces rob the dish of original kerala taste n make it chinese?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Kalyani,

      Since the qty of sauces is less, it doesnt make a big difference to the taste.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • vinitha

    tried out this recipe ..for first time…it was easy & yummy….thanks for posting!!

  • pappu

    superb recipe… really delicious, i enjoying cooking it as well as tastes so well. u r simply great

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Pappu :) I’m glad that this recipe worked well for you..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • laly

    hai maria i tried ths recipie tday…that was very delicious and everyone congragulated me,am very thankful to you…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Laly,

      Thank you so much! Great to know that this recipe was a hit at your place :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rhea

    Hi Maria,
    Which chicken or meat Masala would you recommend?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rhea,

      I use Nirapara or Eastern brand, whichever is available

  • indu

    Hi Maria,
    How much time is required to keep chicken after marination

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Indu, marinate the chicken first and meanwhile continue with the rest of the cooking. It will take around 10-15 mins..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • jesna

    i am a regular visitor of this blog.. I tried this recipe today and it turned out very delicious ..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Jesna for the comment :)

  • Deepthi Ranjith

    hey this one was really good. Suraj (my husband) liked it a lot!! Thanks Maria:) This is the second recipe of urs am trying after the tomato chutney. I will try one of your cakes soon., just that i have never done baking..anyways will give it a try as my friends birthday is comin up ;) Thanks!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Deepthi! Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you..

      I do hope your baking experiments also become successful! Happy baking and all the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Namitha Prabhakaran

    I prepared pepper chicken and its come out really well…thank you :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Namitha :)

  • Divya Suresh

    Oh dear Maria,
    I am divya from Sydney. I recently stumbled up
    on ur blog and hey girl, its amazing… I went thru almost all the recipes and bookmarked almost all .. hi hi.. cudnt stop doing that.. I love cooking and me and my hubby love to explore food…!
    I have made ur pepper chicken and I must tell this… Ummmmmaaaa… It was soo good. Hubby loved it and he asked me to pass on his regards as well.. you take good care maria.. God bless you. Gonna try the rest… Bye for now..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment dear! I’m glad you stumbled upon this space :)

      Hope you get to try the recipes and like them too.. Please convey my regards too to your husband.

      best wishes to both of you and have fun in the kitchen!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Puja A.Jacob

    hey maria thnxs for this wonerful recipe on this cold winters night needed something like this. Just finishe cookin……….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Puja for your comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tanya Edwin

    This is just absolutely amazing. It made my day yesterday ! I consider myself quite a rubbish cook ;) honestly! But this( pepper chicken) pretty much had my other half smiling at the dinner table. So a big ‘Thank You’ to you , you are a very talented lady and the way you write the recipes, i.e… tips and quantities of the ingredients are just spot on! Not many food recipe sites get that right.(I’ve been disappointed before, I know!) Keep up the good work. You are appreciated a lot!

  • Tanya Edwin

    This is just absolutely amazing. It made my day yesterday ! I consider myself quite a rubbish cook ;) honestly! But this( pepper chicken) pretty much had my other half smiling at the dinner table. So a big ‘Thank You’ to you , you are a very talented lady and the way you write the recipes, i.e… tips and quantities of the ingredients are just spot on! Not many food recipe sites get that right.(I’ve been disappointed before, I know!) Keep up the good work. You are appreciated a lot!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Tanya,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful feedback dear :)
      Great to know that you find this space useful. Thanks for taking time to share leave a comment here, appreciate it very much :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Tanya,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful feedback dear :)
      Great to know that you find this space useful. Thanks for taking time to share leave a comment here, appreciate it very much :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Mumtaz

    my husband and me tried this and your recipe worked like magic :) it was so yummy. We made much more than we wanted and had for 2 days. And I should tell you, it tastes even better the next day!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this, Maria.

  • Mumtaz

    my husband and me tried this and your recipe worked like magic :) it was so yummy. We made much more than we wanted and had for 2 days. And I should tell you, it tastes even better the next day!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this, Maria.

  • Mumtaz

    my husband and me tried this and your recipe worked like magic :) it was so yummy. We made much more than we wanted and had for 2 days. And I should tell you, it tastes even better the next day!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this, Maria.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) I’m really happy that you guys liked this recipe.

      Thank you so much for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) I’m really happy that you guys liked this recipe.

      Thank you so much for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • habeeba sadaf

    wonderful recipe maria.. added capsicum too n it came out too yummmm… delightful treat..
    Thanks.. :-)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) Good to know that you liked the recipe.

      Thanks for leaving a comment here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • deepthi nair

    tried out this recipe this weekend…came out amazingly…its really finger licking good..thanks maria for this wonderful recipe…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) Happy that you liked this recipe. Thanks a ton for sharing your feedback here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • deepthi nair

    its amazing…..it came out very well..yummy..thanks maria for this wonderful recipe

  • Vp Ahmed

    Great. Thank you Maria for this simple and wonderful item.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome :)

  • Shafna

    prepared this for dinner with Chappathi. Came out well. thank you! :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Shafna :) I’m glad you liked it.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lata/Nanda Menon

    maria, i tried this chicken dish and it came out so good!
    thank u so much!…Lata Menon

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Lata :) Nice to know that you liked it.

      Thanks for sharing your feedback here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sangeetha

    Maria i have tried pepper chicken twice from 2 different sources but didn’t turn out well.With apprehension tried this one and to my surprise it was finger licking good glad i tried this :) and it also tasted restaurant like am so proud :) and all thanks to you for such a simple n delicious dish ,this is going to be a keeper :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Sangeetha for your wonderful feedback. I’m really happy that this recipe worked out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • anu

    Thank u..making for the fourth time..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      wow!! that’s great!! Thank you so much :)

  • ResH

    Hey Maria…

    Tried out your pepper chicken…It was just woooooow…My husband just loved it…It was so yummy..I recommended this recipe to one of my friend also..I have also tried your chicken pasta…it was good too…your food blog is really too good..Cheers….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Resh,

      Thanks a lot for your comment! Great to know that you’ve tried the recipes and it worked out well for you.

      Also a big Thank you for recommending this space to your friend :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • pooja

    heyy maria,
    thnx for the awsumm recipe…!! Can i make this dish waithout addin the sauces..? Will it completely alter the taste..? cozz i am not a big fan of soya saucee….also i wanted it to have the authentic kerala tasteee…!

    And you have a wonderful blog dear…i am already a BIGG fan… :D
    Keeep upp the Good workk..!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Pooja :) I havent tried this without the sauces, but you can always give it a try and see. I think it should be ok.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • anu manish

    mariaaa…thankk u soo mchhh!!! since v onlyy get frozen chicken over here…evn thou m a pretty decent cook my chickenn wud alwyass b a biggg disaster!!had almost given upp cookin chickenn..dats ven i thot abt pepper chickenn.n came across ur recipee..n mus sayy its awesomee…my chicken wud always b blandd n wud nt blend vt d masalas…dis one is perfectt…thankkku:)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anu,

      So happy to know that this recipe worked well with frozen chicken. Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • ResH

    Hi Maria…

    I dont know how many times I have made this pepper chicken..It was a big hit every time I made it..Made this for dinner last night along with the fried rice…please find the pic attached

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Resh,

      Looks like you’ve made it more than me :) I appreciate it so much that you take time to let me know the feedback of the recipes you’ve tried from here, thanks a ton dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • hilda simon

    Hi Maria,
    This is a fabulous dish!!! :) I have been searching for a pepper chicken recipe for long and this was one was just right. My husband has fallen in love with it so much that he insists for this every time we get chicken home! Thanks a lot.. :)

  • Renjini

    This is a wonderful dish.. i made it twice now…. every time its a big hit… Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Renjini :) Glad that it worked out well for you..

      Thanks a lot for leaving a comment here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Jubi :) Good to know that your kids also enjoyed this dish. There is an option to upload the pics, if it’s not working you can mail me the pics to mjm@mariasmenu.com

    • jubi

      Okay I ll send u :)

  • deepa ahuja

    For a Punjabi vegetarian to cook this for a malyalee husband was nothing less than a day full of praises. Maria, for any Malyalee dish i need to make i refer your site only. The recipes are not just easy but as well very well explained, Thanks !!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Deepa,

      Thanks a bunch dear for your wonderful comment! Great to hear from a non malayali that you find the recipes here easy :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • rt

    Hey Maria
    Tried your pepper chicken today, awesome! I couldn’t get it as dry as seen with your pics, because wifey wanted the dish to be bit watery, so that our 8 years old terror could have her chapatis for lunch.
    Else the taste is so new and different. Keep up the good work!

    Loads of thanks from #Kuwait

    Rajesh

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rajesh,

      Good to know that pepper chicken came out well for you. Hope your wifey and lil girl enjoyed daddy’s cooking :)

      Regards to all at home..

      Cheers
      Maria