Murg Kali Mirch or Black Pepper Chicken, is one simple chicken curry which comes to my mind when someone asks for a simple and easy to make chicken curry. This chicken curry suits those who do not want the hot spices but a chicken curry on lighter notes of spices.
This simple recipe was recently made by partner who loves his chicken and because my daughter also loves chicken, idea was to cook a chicken which is not spicy but still flavoursome. The name suggests there is black pepper in the curry, which is true, however black pepper gives a kind of spice it is more flavourful, rather than spicy and the effect of spice is nullified by adding cream and yogurt, which also means this recipe is unfortunately not suitable for vegans out there (of course they can ignore the dairy bits in the recipe, but then it won’t give this chicken curry the taste it should have).
Its a pure co-incidence that I am drafting this recipe during the National Curry Week, here in UK. A perfect curry to celebrate this curry week.
First of all, marinate chicken with the ingredients mentioned under marination category, cover and keep it in fridge for 30-45 minutes.
Heat Oil in a pan and add marinated chicken pieces, fry them on high heat for 5-7 minutes until they are nicely coated and changes colour. Take this chicken out and keep them aside.
Now, in the same pan, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, green cardamom, and cloves, and sauté for a minute. Add chopped/crushed onion and fry until soft and translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste, sautè for few minutes until raw smell fades away.
Add Chillies and coriander powder, pepper powder, and sauté for a minute. Now add yogurt and mix well. Add fried chicken, salt and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover the pan. Let it cook until chicken is well cooked. Add cream, garam masala, kasuri methi and cook for another minute. Switch off the heat.
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve it hot with Rice or bread of your choice.
Use freshly crushed peppercorns in this recipe and keep them coarse not fine powder.
You can use Desi ghee/Clarified butter instead of oil.
You can make dry version of this recipe by simply avoiding adding water in the recipe.
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Chicken Kali Mirch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 656Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Total Carbohydrates 7g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.