Chicken Peppercorn Masala (by chef Zakir):Recipe


Ingredients for marinade

  • 375 gm chicken
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 lemon’s juice

Gravy Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 small onions chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chili


  • Marinade the chicken with yoghurt,cream, salt,black pepper, red chili and lemon juice. Mix it well and leave it for half an hour.
  • Now take a steamer and put 1 jug of water in it. When steam gets ready, put chicken pieces in steamer and steam it for 10-12 minutes.
  • Now for gravy heat the oil in pan and stir fry the garlic. Add onions and cook it for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. When onion becomes soft then add tomatoes, coriander powder, salt, crushed red chili and tomato ketchup. Mix it all well, then add crushed black pepper and white pepper, stir it continually.
  • Now add steamed chicken in this gravy, dish out when gravy is coated over chicken. Don’t overcook it because chicken is already cooked and soft.

Tip: You can also eat the steamed chicken without gravy if you want to.

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