Capsicum Chicken


Chicken dish with an Indo-Chinese touch! I made this awesome dish to go with butter naan, ordered from a take away. Found the recipe while flipping through my recipe files, hand written on a paper, barely legible. The recipe caught my attention and I felt an instant desire to try it right away. I had a large capsicum, called for in the recipe, which gave an unassuming sweet touch to the masala-coated chicken. Do use capsicum in this recipe, if you ever try it, as it plays a delightful role, enhancing the over all flavor. I’m glad I gave this recipe a shot. Refreshing change from the routine.

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Capsicum Chicken

Capsicum Chicken Recipe

Marination: 1-2 hrs, Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves 3-4 persons

Cuisine: Indian

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Ingredients:

1/2 kg chicken, washed and cut into medium sized pieces

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, quartered

2 capsicums, cut into big pieces

1 1/2 tbsps tomato sauce

garam masala pwd (1″ dalchini, 1 elaichi and 2 cloves finely ground)

fresh coriander leaves for garnish

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps oil

For marinade: (marinate chicken with below ingredients and place in refrigerator for 2-3 hrs)

1 tbsp curd/yogurt

1/2 tsp cumin pwd

1 1/2 tsps coriander pwd

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd

1/2 tsp pepper pwd

pinch of turmeric pwd

1 1/4 tsps ginger garlic paste

1 tsp soya sauce

1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice

salt to taste

1 Marinate chicken with curd, red chilli pwd, pepper pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, turmeric pwd, lemon juice, soya sauce, salt and ginger-garlic paste for at least 2 hrs. Place in refrigerator.
2 Heat half of the oil in a cooking vessel, add the chopped onions and fry till transparent. Add the capsicum and tomatoes and saute for 3 mts. Turn off heat, remove and keep aside.
3 In the same vessel, add the remaining oil, add the marinated chicken and cook on high heat for 4-5 mts, combining the ingredients once in a while.
4 Reduce to medium heat, let the chicken cook for 8-10 mts, uncovered. Add one fourth cup of water and cook till chicken turns soft and there is hardly any water left.
5 Finally add the garam masala pwd and tomato sauce. Add the sauteed onion, capsicum and tomatoes. Combine and cook on high for 3-4 mts. Turn off heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. This is a semi-dry dish with less gravy.
6 Serve hot with white steamed rice, rotis or naan.

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Capsicum Chicken

Capsicum Chicken

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 Serves: 4

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Chicken dish with an Indo-Chinese touch! I made this awesome dish to go with butter naan, ordered from a take away. Found the recipe while flipping through my recipe files, hand written on a paper, barely legible. The recipe caught my attention and I felt an instant desire to try it right away.
  • Aparna

    Hi Sailu,

    The dish looks delicious and mouth watering. I heard for the first time that we can add Capsicum too in chicken. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

    Aparna

  • sudha

    Hello Sailu garu…

    I don’t know about the taste but photo looks really really nice…

    Of course the curry also will be yummy yummy!!!

    🙂

  • Madhuri

    Sweet and spicy capsicum with chicken??!! YUM, will try for sure.

  • Shubha

    This seems to be a unique combination… Looks really yummy…… I will definitely try this out……..

  • deepu

    yummy………………..

  • Hari

    Sailaja garu,

    Never heard of this combination. Will request my wife Sridevi to try this.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    Hari

  • R.Punitha

    Hi Sailu,

    It looks AWESOME !!!!
    Completely new combination to me,
    I’ll try it this coming Sunday.
    Thank you Sailu,
    Take care, Bye…

  • Preethi

    Hi Sailaja,

    I have been an immense fan of your cooking! I’m a Maharashtrian and love Andhra food a lot! I try all vegetarian recipes from your site.

    Your recipes of course are very good but most of all I like your presentation. The briefing of the context you give before you start your actual recipe is simply adorable.

    Thanks!

    Preethi.

  • lokesh

    looks awesome, i’ll try this week!

  • kovida

    Hi Sailu,

    My mom prepares this dish. i shall try but after kartheekamasam. Please upload some different tiffins for dinner. most of them don’t eat rice for dinner in this month.

    cheers,
    KK

  • preeti

    Sailu, what is vinegar for? For sourness or to make meat tender? Usually, for any chicken dish what can we add for the meat to turn tender and yet be fully cooked, like it is at a restaurant? Thank you!

    Vinegar is to lend sourness to the dish, Preeti.

  • devi

    hi sailu garu,
    first of all i want to thank you for sharing wonderful recipes with us.
    i love your recipes, way of presentation and pictures a lot. now i am staying with my husband in london since 2 yrs. i am planning to start a website for cooking and also i want to share all my photography with all of you. can you give me any suggestions plzzz….

    have a nice time
    devi

    Your welcome, Devi garu. Appreciate your sweet words. You can start your own blog at http;//blogger.com which gives step by step instructions on how to start a blog.

  • Hyma

    Wow!!!!! Looks good, I’m gonna try this today….thanks for sharing!!!

  • http://simplysindhirecipes.com Avisha

    Wow! that looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • SHABANA

    Hai SAILU JI,
    I tried capsicum chicken today.
    very very wonderful taste, thanks for your guidance

  • pavani

    Hey Sailu garu,

    I try all ur recipes n everytime they cme out so perfect and have nvr gone wrong till date!!! Thanks a lot for this wonderful blog!!! D pictures tht u post r very mouth watering. Looking forward to gr8 n yummy recipes from u..keep up d good work..kudos to u..:)

  • http://www.meesosweetandspicy.blogspot.com meeso

    That’s a nice looking one!

  • http://www.cookingandme.com nags

    yes, capsicum definitely picks up a dish, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • Gyan

    Hi Mam: I know your chicken dishes are great, but unfortunately, the chicken we get in the North Americas(US and Canada) has no taste however we cook. Marination does help a tiny bit but not much. May be you could help to throw some tips how to retain the original chicken flavors in these Gringo Lands. When I cook chicken occasionally, I buy whole chicken (fresh not frozen) and I also alongside buy a few Gizzards, Chicken legs chicken liver and hearts separately to cook along with the main chicken without removing bones. It does help to get the country flavors but some times too strong. I request you guys to try this method and let me know if you could improve on this or have a better method to keep some of the Desi flavors while cooking Gringo Chicken.

  • swetha

    hi
    sailu, i’m a great fan of ur cooking….i tried out dis recipe n its great…my husband asked me to make this recipe every week…tnxs for ur recipe

  • Nikitha

    Hi Sailu

    i tried out this recipe at home and it was great….thanks for the wonderful recipe

  • Teja

    I tried this recipe yesterday and it came out to be tooooo good. I loved it.

    Your recipes are a great help to us(bachelors)

  • Chandra

    Thanks Sailu for all the awesome recipes, you are a bachelor’s life-saver!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • arati

    it’s too good to c. i hope it comes as nice as ur’s.
    don’t we have to use pressure cooker for chicken cooking?

    There is not need to use pressure cooker, Arati.

  • http://www.sumiskitchen.blogspot.com sumi

    coming here after a very long time. great recipe, going to try it out tomorrow.

  • Molly Menon

    Dear Sailu,

    The best recipes I have ever tried on the internet. I really appreciate the way it is presented as well. I have circulated to all my friends in Dubai.

    good luck and keep adding more and more!

    Happy Cooking!

    Cheers…Molly

  • Anonymous

    Hey, your recipes are so awesome that I actually bookmarked your site. I love preparing your dishes for my Boyfriend and he LOVES them…!!!

  • kanchana

    hi sailu garu,

    ur recipe fanatastic. tomato sauce is tomato ketchup or tomato paste?

    cheers

  • http://sindhudharshini.blogspot.com/ Sindhu

    I am a fan of your recipes. I am starting a new blog from my kitchen. Your feedback are most welcome.

  • Emily

    I am making this dish as we speak (or as I post, rather). Smells delicious! I love your website. Tried two other of your chicken receipes in the past two weeks and they are fantastic. Looking forward to trying out more of the recipes. This is one of the most professional Indian cookingblogs I have come across. Do you have a cook book published yet? 🙂

  • Sirisha

    I think this would go even better with Roti than Rice. Thanks for sharing Sailu!

  • Padmaja

    This recipe was a huge hit @ my place….

  • jey

    Hi Sailu,

    From the day i tried it, this dish has become a fav for me and my DH. Wen ever we plan for a chicken dishes for our dinner, we wd definitely have this, and yesterday was one such day.
    I am planning to cook this for my mom and dad wen they come here.
    Thanks a ton for this wonderful blog sailu.

  • http://notoriousexperiments.wordpress.com Dee D.

    that looks wonderful! I love this dish, my mother tried it out! Delicious 🙂

  • Akanksha

    my husband completely adored this recipe … it was like achari chicken

  • elmira

    hiii……….i cooked this food today ….taste was niceeeeeeee….i loved it…..tnx a lot my dear Sailu…god bless you

  • Anitha

    Hi,

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It came out really well. Everybody in my family liked it…
    Just adore all your recipes…:-)….Keep up your fabulous job….

  • Anitha

    Hi,

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It came out really well. Everybody in my family liked it…
    Just adore all your recipes…:-)….Keep up your fabulous job….

  • Anitha

    Hi,

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It came out really well. Everybody in my family liked it…
    Just adore all your recipes…:-)….Keep up your fabulous job….

  • Anitha

    Hi,

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It came out really well. Everybody in my family liked it…
    Just adore all your recipes…:-)….Keep up your fabulous job….

  • Anitha

    Hi,

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It came out really well. Everybody in my family liked it…
    Just adore all your recipes…:-)….Keep up your fabulous job….

  • Anitha

    Hi,

    I tried your recipe yesterday. It came out really well. Everybody in my family liked it…
    Just adore all your recipes…:-)….Keep up your fabulous job….

  • Brij

    Thanks for this recipe, Sailaja ji.

  • Rita Bose

    Wow!! Delicious capsicum chicken!!

  • natasha

    We don’t need to deep fry the chicken, correct? Is it stir fry then?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Deep fry.

  • Ann

    I tried this recipe tonight and while my husband loved it, the spices seemed to burn in the pan, making the chicken a lot darker than your photo shows. You replied to Natasha (9 mths ago) that the chicken is deep fried, but your recipe states only 1/1/2 tbs of oil, which isn’t enough to deep fry with. Is that quantity a mistake and is that why the spices and chicken burned?

    Thanks,
    Ann

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Ann, that was a typo. Its ‘stir fry’. Increase the oil by another tbsp. If using a non stick pan, the oil mentioned above should be enough. But having said that, you can increase the quantity of oil slightly.

      • Ann

        Thanks. I used olive oil. I believe this has a low burn point. Should I have used peanut or rice bran oil instead? What do you use?

        • Sailu | Indian Food

          I used rice bran oil. You could use peanut oil or vegetable oil.

          • Ann

            Thanks for your help. My husband has requested this on a regular basis!

            Ann

  • Shaheen

    Is this dish made with boneless chicken?

  • Saravanan Balaguruswamy

    Tried capsicum chicken today. Wonderful recipe and turned out well. Entire family liked the taste. Thank you.