Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pepper mushroom and Pepper chicken

This pepper dish is one of the weekends special in my childhood. My mom does with mutton. Pepper is well–known as a natural cold remedy. The freshly roasted and ground pepper will give the dish an extra flavor. If you want to clear your stuffy nose, this pepper fry works like magic.
I have made two versions one with mushroom vegetarian and the other one chicken.
There are people who doesn’t like mushroom, just because of the chewy texture. I feel the mushroom is great substitute for Non-veg eater.
Important: Don’t try to substitute with pepper powder, roasting and grinding fresh pepper is important to bring the full flavor for this dish.
Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian are spicy but really good remedy when you have cold! They are slightly different each other.
Vegetarian Peppery mushroom fry:
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Ingredients:

Mushroom:
one packet (8 oz)/ cleaned and sliced
Onion: 1 medium / minced
Ginger-garlic paste: ½ tsp
Black whole Pepper: 1 tbsp
Coriander powder: 1 tbp
Garam masala: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Salt: per taste
Oil: 1 tbsp

Method:

Roast the pepper:
Add a few drops of oil in small saucepan. Fry the whole pepper until they start to pop and aromatic.
Grind into a smooth paste or powder.
Heat a pan with oil, add the minced onion, and fry until translucent. Add the gin-garl paste after few minutes; drop the sliced mushroom, coriander powder, pepper paste/powder and salt. Cover the pan; the mushroom should be cooked by releasing own water, in medium heat.
When the water is evaporated, sprinkle the garam masala and curry leaves.
The curry can be enjoyed with rotis or rice.
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Pepper chicken/Millagu Kozhi
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Ingredients:

Chicken: 3 thighs (4 drumsticks) - cleaned
Onion: 1 minced
Whole black pepper: 1 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric: ¼ tsp
Salt: per taste
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Oil: 2 tbp

Seasonning:
Clove:
2
Bay leaves: 1
Cinnamon stick: ½ inch

Method:

Marinate the chicken:
Marinate the chicken with turmeric, chilli powder with ½ tsp of ginger- garlic paste for ½ hour.

Roast the whole black pepper:
Add few drops of oil in pan and roast the pepper until they start to pop and aromatic.
Grind into powder or paste.
Note: In India, the chicken takes a little more time to cook. I would suggest the whole process could be done in pressure cooker pan and leave one whistle.
Heat the pan with oil; start with the seasoning ingredients and add the onion fry until translucent. Add the remaining ginger garlic paste. After few minutes, add the marinated chicken, pepper powder/paste, coriander powder, salt, add ½ cup of water. Cover the pan and cook until the chicken is done, remove the lid and keep in medium heat until the chicken start leaving the oil. Sprinkle the curry leaves and switch off the stove.
The pepper chicken and plain rice with rasam is great combination.
Another Note: If you think at the end it is less spicy, try to add green chillis, the dish will turn spicy or extra spicy!
Both version of pepper dish, is for Dhivya who is hosting Think Spice: Think pepper originated by Sunita.

58 comments:

Uma said...

Wow, these dishes must be so spicy! Looks great Cham!

Uma said...

btw, easter colors look beautiful!:)

Pooja said...

wow love both of them cham..Looking so delicious....

Asha said...

I agree! Nothing better than freshly ground coarse Pepper, love it with aloo fries too. Both dish look fabulous, but I am trying the Chicken dish this weekend. Thanks Cham! :)

Madhumathi said...

Love the new look!
Both the recipes are very mouthwatering..Nice entries for the event :)

Priya said...

Both ur dishes lookz so spicy n delicious..am just drooling over the pepper mushroom, which reminds me my aunt..no need to say about Pepper chicken, its obvious i love chicken pepper roast..mouthwateing..

meeso said...

Looks so good, I can imagine this with Portobello mushrooms!

Jamie said...

Wow, those look delicious Cham! I bet they are super spicy! Great post!

Ashwini said...

Both looks yumm and spicy..Nice munch..Lovely entry..

Vani said...

New template says colorful and fun! :) My entry for the event was also a pepper chicken :) Yours looks really fab, Cham!

Suma Rajesh said...

delicious..no more words to express...tonite i am gonna try ur pepper chicken...its just superb..

n33ma said...

Cham this is a great click,I love pepper in my chicken /mutton.This recipe is especially good coz its got such few ingredients.

Varsha Vipins said...

Like the sporty neat new look Cham..The idea of drop downs are so fab..:)
Both the dishes are screaming yummy..Esply I would go for the chicken..Always make it,but have never tried to use fresh pepper till now..Guess will have to do it now..:)

Deepa Hari said...

Love both the dishes Cham...looks yum and delicious.

Gita's Kitchen said...

They look so delicious Cham...my MIL also used to make a similar pepper mushroom fry sometimes for weekend breakfast to go with idlis and dosas, I love it :)

Soma said...

Cham this is a pretty easy & excellent recipe. I will try this out.. soon:-) love that dark color & it looks very different & spicy.

Priti said...

Both Looks so spicy and yum...

Vibaas said...

first of all template looks so pretty, cham.

Pepper mushroom sounds good. will try. guess it must taste chettinad style!

Lavi said...

Iam craving for ur mushroom masala cham..looks so tempting..

Ur Spring Welcome is so pleasant!!

Rachel said...

spicy and droolworthy

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow pepper mushroom looks tempting....Will have to try it once!

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely blog head to welcome spring. Am drooling over the chicken Cham. Thanks for sending it for the event,

Nags said...

absolutely love both the version but the veg version is what i am going to try :) bookmarked!

LG said...

Those dishes must be HOT AND SPICY!!
Nice entry for the event :)

Ramya Bala said...

I have very bad cold and both the dish are so inviting :)looks super yummy..i prepare them with a minor change...but mincing the onion is a very gr9 idea :)))))

Happy cook said...

I love both the chicken and veg, but that chicken is my favourite, just looking to the pic, all my taste buds are tinckling.
Lookslike you have changed your header to Ester deco ;-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..my most favourites....mmmm yumyum....

Kayal said...

Looks so delicious cham, really mouthwatering...

Meenal Mehta said...

both the dishes look really great:)

Sunshinemom said...

I make mine like a salad but yours is really drawing my tongue out at this distance:) Spicy stuff!!

DEESHA said...

mushrooms with pepper, that makes a lovely dish

Usha said...

Looks spicy and yum, I have never combined mushrooms and pepper.....will try :-)

Laavanya said...

My dad simply loves pepper mushroom curry - will be sure to send this recipe onto him. I want to try it too - looks great Cham.

Curry Leaf said...

the mushroom is too tempting Cham.Simple and delicious.Nice entry to the event.
The new spring title pic is lovely

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Spicy mushroom and chicken. never tried making mushroom this way. will try it.

Happy cook said...

Cham which is the widget you ate talking about as i don't know the name, i will add them if i know what it is.

Happy cook said...

Thanks cham that is the one i have added too.

notyet100 said...

lovely header,..;-)nd both the recipes look so yum,..specailly pepper chicken ..will try u version soon,...;-)

Cilantro said...

Love the dishes. looks spicy and i love spicy food. Reminds me of Amma`s mutton fry.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

pepper mushroom looks lip smacking... will try next time. today only i made a mushroom gravy.

Suma Rajesh said...

hey cham..as usual nice profile pic..sterday night tried ur pepper chicken..camout sooo good and very extra spicy..i addedd extra spoons of pepper...it was lipsmashing..

Vaishali said...

Pepper is perfect with mushroom and I just love the look of your delicious mushrooms. Beautiful.

srikars kitchen said...

Sounds delicious... looks colourful..

A_and_N said...

The mushroom recipe has been bookmarked to try. A loves mushrooms!

Sanghi said...

Mmm Cham, lovely delights, I love pepper much and this makes me jump! Perfect for the event. Nice clicks too..! Do send some tomatish delights to my FIL-tomato event by 31st :)

aquadaze said...

Wow....just love it Cham!

Maya said...

Ufff, both can give each other tough competition I think. Love them both, got to try the mushroom recipes.

Ushanandini said...

Spicy and Delicious! Yummy chicken! Your profile photo is cool!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Both the pepper dishea look catchy. delicious.

MR said...

nice combo
my hubby not a big fan of mushrooms this ia a good way to add with chicken
Thanks Cham

Sujatha said...

wow, I'm drooling girl.. I can give up anything for this pepper chicken.. :) What a color.. good idea to try it with Mushrooms too, sounds interesting..

solai chidambaram said...

mouth watering recipe Cham.I always feel that pepper will retain its flavour if added in the end and it can very fast get blended with the dish and give the hotness needed

Preety said...

i am not big fan of mushrooms..but yours look soooooooooo tempting..

Madhavi said...

This lloks fab Cham, delicious entry!!

Sandeepa said...

I love Pepper Chicken. have always made the version from Sailu's blog.
Recently had a dry one at a restaurant which looks just like yours, so this is the next try :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey i tried this and it tasted great with rotis! good one cham.

Suparna said...

Hi Cham,
I'm here for the pepper mushroom recipe :) bookmarking it. Thanks dearie.I'll try it with aloo's also, will let u know how it turned out!
TC

Sumathikarthikeyan said...

WOW....mouthwatering & tempting recipe. Very good click.

Both the dishes were my favourite dish.