‘Milagu chicken’- A feast of traditional spices

Keerthana Harikrishnan

Pepper is the secret magic of our grandmothers while preparing special chicken recipes.

'Milagu' chicken

Pepper is the secret magic of our grandmothers while preparing special chicken recipes. The combination of pepper or ‘Milagu’ (in Tamil) and shallots gives a mind-blowing hot experience but leaves you needing more. Try this ‘Milagu chicken’ prepared in shallot rich gravy and hot pepper combination.


  • Chicken - ½ kg
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic- 4-5 cloves
  • Shallots- 100 gram
  • Chillies -3
  • Ginger- a small piece
  • Chilly powder- ½ tbsp
  • Pepper powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves- for garnishing
  • Hot water- ½ glass

First of all, heat the fennel, cumin and pepper powder in a pan. Powder them well. Next, make a paste of ginger, garlic and chillies. Keep them aside.

Now, take a pan, add oil, shallots, curry leaves and saute it well. When an aroma of the fried onion arrives, add the ginger-garlic-chilly paste. After a good saute, add chilly, turmeric and salt into it. Saute until the raw smell vanishes. Add the chicken into it. Close the lid and cook for a few minutes.

When the water from the chicken comes out, add hot water into it. After boiling, add the cumin, fennel and pepper powder to it. Cook for a minute and add coriander leaves. Close the lid and keep it for setting. The ‘Milagu chicken’ is ready.

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