Hi Guys

I hope you had a good weekend. I have been promising to get this Black Pepper Chicken recipe out for a while so I thought I would get it out to you guys first so you could give it a go and let me know what you think. Do be aware it is quite warming so just vary the amount of black pepper and green chilies to suit your spice level.
Let me know what you think and I will tweak and get it up as a recipe as soon as!

Marinade
800g (thighs bone-in)
½ tsp crushed black peppercorns
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp salt
2 tsp ginger, grated 
4 cloves of garlic, minced

Pepper Masala
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp fennel seeds
3 cloves
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 dried red chilli

Masala
1 tbsp coconut oil 
10 curry leaves
2 medium sized onion, sliced 
7cm piece cassia
3 green chilies, slit (or to taste)
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Instructions
1. Skin the chicken pieces and trim excess fat away.
2. Marinate the chicken with lemon juice, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic for 20-30 minutes.

3. Heat coconut oil in a pan on a medium heat and add the curry leaves, cassia, sliced onions, and a little salt. Sauté until the onions turn a golden brown.

4. Add the chillies and chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes start to break down and turn mushy.

5. Add pepper masala and turmeric then sauté for a minute.
6. Turn the heat up and add the marinated chicken. Mix well and seal the meat with the masala. Place the lid of the pan and reduce the heat to the lowest setting cook for 30 minutes.
7. Once the chicken is cooked turn up the heat and stir fry to reduce any remaining juice as this is a dry curry (If you prefer a saucy dish then you can add a little hot water).
8. Turn the heat off and let the dish sit with the lid closed for few minutes before serving with fresh coriander and a paratha.

31 comments,11 shares,4 likes
Sue Geen
about 1 year

no probs. in the meantime I've emailed it to myself. don't want to risk losing it, it's soooo good @Hari Ghotra !

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

I haven’t had chance to do it yet @Sue Geen

Sue Geen
about 1 year

hi @Hari Ghotra . any idea when this recipe will make it on to the app?

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Lo is great @Sue Geen peppers are a good idea! Yum

Sue Geen
about 1 year

yum, tasted great @Hari Ghotra . will definitely be making again.

Sue Geen
about 1 year

@Hari Ghotra

traceyross
about 1 year

It was lovely thank you @Hari Ghotra

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Yay 😁 I’m so pleased you tried it @traceyross - even happier that you enjoyed it! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

traceyross
about 1 year

It was a first time cooking with bone in chicken thighs and the chicken just fell apart and was so tender. Thanks @Hari Ghotra

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Haven’t had it yet @Mark Harvey but it is tasting pretty amazing!

Mark Harvey
about 1 year

sensational colour @Hari Ghotra must have tasted amazing

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Hey guys I’m cooking this now check out my stories on Instagram to see the pictures!!

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Yes about 8 pieces @Mary Luckman

Mary Luckman
about 1 year

Hari, 800 g bone in thighs??

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Let me know what you think @traceyross

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Thought you should try something new @Mark Harvey

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Good to hear @jakekaria

traceyross
about 1 year

This sounds tasty, will make it after I’ve done a food shop later in the week.

Mark Harvey
about 1 year

will definitely give this a crack next week, taking my son to Manchester university open day this weekend

Helen Taylor
about 1 year

thank you @Hari Ghotra