South Indian Style Chicken Liver Pepper Fry

December 2, 2014

Author Notes: Paired with the potent mix of pepper, green chillies and curry leaves, these chicken livers are slightly charred and fiery outside and soft and fragrant inside. This quick, South-Indian style stir fry is unbelievably simple and is delicious eaten with plain rice or even toast; and is great as an appetiser with ice-cold beer.quiche'n'tell

Serves: 2
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min


  • 300 g Fresh chicken livers, cleaned and trimmed of all connective tissue and cut into a big dice
  • A handful of fresh curry leaves
  • 2 Finely minced garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 Fresh green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon Black peppercorns roughly crushed in a mortar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan and sauté the onions for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further 20 seconds taking care not to burn them.
  2. Put in the green chillies, fry for 10 seconds and add the livers. Fry on medium-high heat to sear them. Once they get a nice brown coating (2-3 minutes), cover and cook for a further 5 minutes till soft and done.
  3. Continue to stir and add the curry leaves, salt and pepper. Fry for a minute more till the spices are incorporated. It should resemble an almost dry, stir-fry kind of appearance. Serve hot.

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