Capsicum Chicken

Capsicum chicken

Ingredients :

  • 650 gm Chicken thigh fillet cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 red capsicums cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 medium size red onions cut in cubes, and separate the layers.
  • 3 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • ¼  cup  beaten curd
  • 4-5  green chillies slit
  • handful chopped coriander leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp  Mustard oil ( you can use white oil too)
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tsp dry red chilli flakes/ chilli powder
  • 2 tsp roasted ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • for tempering,
    • ¼  tsp fennel seeds
    • ¼ tsp  fenugreek seeds


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken pieces, curd, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and turmeric powder, fold in chicken and stir to coat,
  2. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat up a heavy duty cooking pot over high heat and add oil, change the temperature to medium and heat it up.
  4. Add the tempering, give a stir to release the aroma from the whole spices,
  5. Add onion pieces, sprinkle salt and over medium high heat fry for a couple of minutes.
  6. When the raw smell of the onion removed, add the marinated chicken and cook over high heat just for two minutes.
  7. Then reduce the heat to medium low and cook each side for 6-7  minutes or till the chicken pieces are half way cooked through.
  8. Add coarsely ground coriander, chilli, over medium heat cook for 2-3 minutes to infuse the aroma of the spices.
  9. Add capsicum, increase the heat to high, give a stir, then change the heat to medium and cook for a3-4 minutes.  Make sure the capsicum should be crunchy, not soggy.
  10. Add sugar, fenugreek leaves, green chillies, coriander leaves,  give a stir, and cook for a couple of minutes to absorb.

Enjoy with rice or bread.

Recipe by: Shyamali Sinha

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