Keto Pepper Chicken/ Murgh Kali Mirch

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Keto Pepper Chicken/ Murgh Kali Mirch

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Keto Pepper Chicken/ Murgh Kali Mirch is a flavourful recipe of chicken .cooked in kali mirch or black pepper which has a sharp pungent taste. the daughter asked for a keto pepper chicken. and the one I usually make is not keto so i modified it for her.  keto diet or rather, a way of life you can eat the foods that are generally considered taboo. the good foods, those with all the fats that really taste good.

the object of a keto diet is to compel your body to get into and stay in a glycogen deprived state. and maintain a mild state of ketosis (burning fats for energy). for this, you need to up the fat intake and restrict the carbs to a minimum. it is proven that get fat, not due to eating fat, but due to excessive carbs. the quantity in the recipe is for one serving only.

Keto Pepper Chicken/ Murgh Kali Mirch

back to my chicken keto pepper chicken/ murgh kali mirch is truly easy to cook . it took me just thirty minutes. it is a very popular recipe in north India. pepper is used in many dishes. my mom used kali mirch or pepper powder in most dishes. also, Kasuri methi which is a treasure house of flavours.

this Keto Pepper Chicken/ Murgh Kali Mirch is very easy and simple. the pepper powder gives a nice sharp taste to the otherwise bland gravy. usually,i use oil instead of butter and cashew paste instead of cream. but to make it keto, i used butter and cream.

for a one-pot meal try this boneless chicken biryani or this chicken spaghetti.

ingredients

200 grams chicken boneless cut into thick stripes

2 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp garam masala powder

2 tbsp yoghurt

2 green chillies, finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1 medium onion, finely chopped

½ tsp cumin powder

1 tsp kasoori methi

2 tbsp fresh cream

himalayan natural pink salt to taste

1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

fresh mint sprigs for garnish

method

i did not have boneless chicken at home so i boiled regular chicken. shred and marinate the chicken.

marinated chicken

just one tablespoon butter, garam masala powder; 1/2 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns. add yoghurt. set aside to marinate while I prepared the gravy.

Onions frying

firstly, heat butter in a pan, add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, saute well.

Next, add the onion. sauté on medium heat until golden brown

Now, add the cumin powder, remaining garam masala, remaining crushed peppercorns, kasuri methi and mix well.

Subsequently, sprinkle little water and cook for a minute. transfer to a hand blender (it is very handy). make a smooth paste.in the same pan, add the marinated chicken.

keto pepper chicken murgh kali mirch boneless

sear on high heat until it is done. once cool, shred the chicken (if you are using boneless then you can skip this step..add the marinated boneless chicken to the pureed gravy)

keto pepper chicken murgh kali mirch gravy

Finally, transfer the pureed gravy to the pan. add the chicken and cook for five minutes. the chicken imbibes all the flavours.

keto pepper chicken murgh kali mirch cream

add the Himalayan natural salt and mix well. transfer into a serving bowl. garnish with the cream, pepper powder and coriander.

serve the Keto Pepper Chicken/ Murgh Kali Mirch, hot. my daughter just ate this bowl of peppery chicken curry as it is. wheat or rice is a no-no in Keto.

keto pepper chicken murgh kali mirch

but when it is served with roti, nan or rice, it is a foodie delight.

keto pepper chicken/ murgh kali mirch
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keto pepper chicken/ murgh kali mirch
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Instructions
  1. i did not have boneless chicken at home so i boiled regular chicken. shred and marinate the chicken with one tablespoon butter, garam masala powder; 1/2 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns and yoghurt. set aside to marinate while you prepare the gravy.
  2. heat butter in a pan, add the ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, sauté well.
  3. add the onion and sauté on medium heat until golden brown
  4. add the cumin powder, remaining garam masala, remaining crushed peppercorns, kasuri methi and mix well. sprinkle little water and cook for a minute. transfer to a hand blender (it is very handy). make a smooth paste.in the same pan, add the marinated chicken. sear on high heat until it is done. once cool, shred the chicken .(if you are using boneless then you can skip this step. add the marinated boneless chicken to the pureed gravy)
  5. transfer the pureed gravy to the pan and add the chicken and cook for five minutes so that the chicken imbibes all the flavours.
  6. add the Himalayan natural salt and mix well. transfer into a serving bowl .and garnish with the cream, pepper powder and coriander.
  7. serve the keto pepper chicken/ murgh kali mirch, hot.my daughter just ate this bowl of peppery chicken curry just as it is is. no wheat or rice in keto. but when it is served with roti, nan or rice, it is a foodie delight.
Recipe Notes

1.If not doing Keto reduce butter & cream

2. Reduce pepper for less spice

3.Use boneless chicken preferably

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 22

  1. A2Z series is really a great treat for non vegetarians and I am sure they were enjoying so much learning new chicken recipes with this series. waiting for some veg options in next week.

  2. Another yet yummilicious recipe for chicken lovers, my kitchen is going to have many boneless chicken recipes once the lockdown and quarantine period gets over.

  3. Cindy Fox says:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, Harjeet. I am hungry after reading lol
    I also appreciate you sharing more about eating keto since I’m unfamiliar with it.
    I look forward to trying your recipe. Seems so simple yet tasty to make.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks a ton Cindy…my daughter was into keto for some time and when she came home wud just order fr a keto menu and I had to struggle to cater to her taste 🙂 I have few more listed.

  4. You make my mouth water every day with your delicious dishes. Thanks for yet another amazing choice of keto recipe.
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  5. Though I was born in a vegetarian family I took to eating non veg in college. Your Keto pepper chicken recipe definitely makes the mouth water. Will try it out sometime.

  6. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Sounds delicious! Could you please share some fish recipes too? As we have more takers for fish in my home!

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks Noor…not getting fresh fish right now nor is Metro open to get frozen.Don’t want to risk roadside sellers…I have a few will share the links with u

  7. Simrit Bedi says:

    Murgh Kali Mirch is one of my all time favourite chicken .. I love to eat it with garlic nan…I am literally drooling over your murgh Kali Mirch’s picture right now!

  8. PraGun says:

    Yet another chickenilicious recipe. Mouthwatering and awesome one.

  9. Arushi Seth says:

    Another yummy recipe from you. Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes 🙂
    ( i have tried fixing my comment box issue. Please let me know if it is ok now )

  10. I have got a friend who’s trying out the Keto diet. I’ll definitely forward this to her! 🙂

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