Learn How to make Chicken Kali Mirch / Pepper Chicken

There are so many recipes of chicken that I have tried in my life, Pepper Chicken aka Chicken Kalimirch will remain on the top in my list of favorite recipes. I just love it.

If I am the one who chooses the menu, I always choose the Pepper Chicken.

If you have ever tried it you will know why, and if you haven’t, please do yourself a favour, Do it now. Please.

Follow the step by step method of the Pepper Chicken recipe preparation and prepare it yourself. I am sure it will be on top of your list as well.

Preparation Time:  55 Minutes

Serves 4

Difficulty: Medium

Features: Spicy


  • 1 , diced Onion
  • 4 Green chili, chopped
  • 4 Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 2 tsp Fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 cup, chopped Coriander leaves
  • 2, chopped Onions
  • 1 cube for smoky flavour Charcoal
  • 1/2 kg Chicken, washed

Watch the video of step by step recipe of Pepper Chicken for better understanding.


Clean and wash chicken. In a mixing bowl, add washed chicken, curd,1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 tsp fenugreek leaves, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder and salt. Mix it well. Keep in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

Keep all the ingredients ready for gravy.

In a wok, add 200 ml water, cashew nuts and diced onion.

Let it boil for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Strain it usinga strainer and let it cool at the room temperature.

Grind the boiled onion and cashew nuts to make paste. Keep it aside.

In a wok, heat 2 tbsp oil and add marinated chicken. Fry it on a medium flame till oil shows separately.

Keep stirring while frying it avoid sticking to the wok. Chicken is fried and keep it aside.

In a different wok, heat oil and add onion. fry it till it is light golden in color.

Add chopped green chili.

Add ground onion-cashew nuts paste. Mix it well and cook it on a medium to low flame. Add pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and cumin powder. Mix it well. Cook it till oil shows separately.

Add fenugreek leaves.

Add fried chicken, mix it well.

Add chopped coriander leaves.

Mix it well, add 1 cup water.

Cook covered on a low flame for 10-12 minutes or till the chicken cooked properly. switch off the flame. Put aluminum bowl in the wok, add burnt charcoal in the bowl and pour 1 tsp ghee on it. Cover the wok immediately to absorbs the essence of coal. Remove charcoal after 30 seconds. Delicious pepper chicken is ready to serve.

Serve hot with Butter Naan or chapatti.


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