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Black pepper chicken

Black pepper chicken

This easy dish is like a chicken cacciatore interpreted by another culinary tradition.


  • 2 lbs. chicken pieces
  • 4 Tbsp ghee or mixture butter and vegetable oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small bouquet chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp green cardamom
  • salt


  1. 1

    Remove skin and excess fat from chicken pieces.

  2. 2

     Wash chicken under running water. Drain and blot dry with paper towel. Place in a bowl.

  3. 3

     Grind the black pepper, coriander, cumin and cardamom. Add to the chicken with the salt and cover evenly.

  4. 4

     Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add ghee. Brown chicken on all sides, turning regularly (10 to 15 minutes).

  5. 5

    Add diced tomatoes and cilantro. Salt.

  6. 6

     Cover and let simmer until chicken is cooked and cooking juices have been well reduced.