Chettinad Pepper Chicken (Koli Milagu Masala)

Chettinad Pepper Chicken (Koli Milagu Masala)

Chettinad Pepper Chicken (Koli Milagu Masala)
This richly spiced chicken dish is adapted from a recipe in Madhur Jaffrey's classic Flavors of India (West 175 Publishing, 1995). According to Jaffrey, "What gives this a very special southern flavor is the use of fennel seeds, curry leaves, and, of course, the pulse (legume) urad dal. This is definitely a dish you will want to make very frequently." We couldn't agree more. Get the recipe for Chettinad Pepper Chicken »Ingalls Photography

A signature dish of the South Indian city of Chennai, this spicy chicken recipe is adapted from one in Madhur Jaffrey's classic Flavors of India (West 175 Publishing, 1995). It's flavored with fennel seeds, curry leaves, and urad dal, the skinned split black lentils that are a popular ingredient in southern India. This recipe first appeared in our August/September 2014 special India issue.