Clean the chicken and take it to a bowl to this add in the ingredients mentioned under To Marinate section .Mix well and allow it to rest for about 30 mins.
Heat a pressure cooker to this add in oil/ghee and then the Fennel seeds allow it to splutter and then add in the cinnamon stick and star anise, Fry for few secs and then add in Onion.
Saute well until the onions are well cooked and then add in ginger garlic paste cook till the raw smell leaves. Next add tomatoes and cook till the turn mushy. Next add the Pepper powder, Chili powder, Garam Masala and Salt.
Give a good mix add in the curry leaves and Water.
Cook for five mins and then close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles in a high flame. Wait till the pressure gets released by its own and then open the cooker. Tasty pepper chicken gravy is now ready.
Serve hot with Steamed Rice.
Goes well with Idli ,Dosa ,Chapatti ,Puri or any Flat bread.