One Pot Pressure Cooker Pepper Chicken

How to make pepper chicken in pressure cooker – This is a simple South Indian style one pot pepper chicken done in pressure cooker with very few ingredients which takes less than 30 minutes.

Easy one pot pressure cooker pepper chicken with step by step pictures – This is a very simple beginner friendly recipe which can be made as a quick fix with minimal effort. It goes well as a side dish with dosa, roti, steamed rice, biryani, pulao, etc.

Cooking instructions – Easy one pot pressure cooker pepper chicken with step by step pictures

Wash and cut chicken into bite sized pieces. I have mixed it with turmeric powder. 

Blend shallots, ginger, garlic and red chillies into a coarse paste.

In a pressure cooker heat oil and add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise, bay leaf, fennel seeds and black cumin seeds. 

Once they sizzle, add the ground paste and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the chicken pieces and mix well.

Add salt and pepper powder.

Add ⅓ cup water, close the pressure cooker and cook on medium flame for 3 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally.

Open it and check for the doneness of the chicken and consistency of the gravy. If you need a semi gravy you can leave it as such. If you need a dry curry simmer for a few minutes.

Serve hot !!

One Pot Pressure Cooker Pepper Chicken

Dr. Monica
This is a very simple beginner friendly recipe which can be made as a quick fix with minimal effort. It goes well as a side dish with dosa, roti, steamed rice, biryani, pulao, etc.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 2L pressure cooker
  • Blender / mixer grinder

Ingredients
  

To grind

  • cup shallots
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 2 dried red chillies

To make pepper chicken

  • 300 g chicken pieces (bone in or boneless)
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green cardamom
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp black cumin seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut chicken into bite sized pieces. I have mixed it with turmeric powder. 
  • Blend shallots, ginger, garlic and red chillies into a coarse paste.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise, bay leaf, fennel seeds and black cumin seeds. 
  • Once they sizzle, add the ground paste and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper powder.
  • Add ⅓ cup water, close the pressure cooker and cook on medium flame for 3 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open it and check for the doneness of the chicken and consistency of the gravy. If you need a semi gravy you can leave it as such. If you need a dry curry simmer for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot !!

Notes

  • Use freshly ground pepper powder to get a great flavour. 
  • To make it a pepper chicken gravy you can increase the shallots to 1/2 cup and and add 1/4 cup more water.
  • You can increase the hotness of the dish by increasing or decreasing the pepper powder.
Keyword Chicken, Sidedish

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