Pepper Mint Chicken / Pudina Milagu Kozhi

Pepper Mint Chicken / Pudina Milagu Kozhi

Serves: 3

Calories per Serving:246; Carb-11 g; Fat-6 g; Fiber-3 g; Protein -37 g

Preparation time: 15 M Cooking time: 15 M Total time: 30 M

Difficulty: Moderate


450 gm (1 lb) Boneless Chicken legs (Fat and Skin removed)

1 Bunch Mint Leaves (2 cups tightly packed)

1 Medium Sized Red Onion

2 inch Fresh Ginger

5 Garlic pods

1 Small Tomato

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Black Pepper powder (freshly ground)

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Oil (I used Sesame)


  1. Clean chicken very well and trim all the excess fat and remove the skin.
  2. Wash the mint leaves and grind it to a fine paste.
  3. Peel the skin off the ginger and garlic and grind them together.
  4. Chop onion and tomatoes finely.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions until pink and translucent.
  6. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes until the raw smell goes away.
  7. Add tomatoes and give a stir.
  8. Add the salt, chilli powder and mint paste and fry until everything comes together.
  9. Do not add any excess water as the water from the chicken and other ingredient will be more than enough.
  10. Cover it with a lid and cook for in medium flame for about 10 minutes.
  11. Turn on to high flame and stir the chicken until all the water evaporates and the masala forms a nice coating around the chicken.
  12. Spicy pepper mint chicken is ready to serve.

Stepwise pictures:


  1. It is very important to trim off the excess fat and remove the skin to reduce the cholesterol.
  2. I used boneless chicken thighs, but Chicken with bones tastes the best with this recipe.
  3. If you use chicken with bones, it will take a little longer time to cook like about 20 minutes.
  4. Keep stirring the chicken continuously during the last step, otherwise, it will burn.
  5. See the nutrition comparison below for the chicken with and without fat and skin. You are increasing the value of protein and all micronutrients especially Niacin and after all decreasing the cholesterol content of the food. How healthy our favoutite chicken can be!

Comparison of Micronutrient Values:

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Only Meat (Fat and Skin removed)                                                                           With Meat,skin and fat


















Do try this recipe and let me know how it came out in the comment below. Thankyou!


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