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Capsicum Chicken

Sudip Srivastava
0 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Everyday
  • Hyderabadi
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/2 kg - chicken washed and cut into medium sized pieces
  2. 1 - large onion finely chopped
  3. 2 - tomatoes quartered
  4. 2 - capsicums (Yellow & Red)
  5. 1 1/2 tbsps - tomato sauce
  6. 1 1/2 tbsps oil
  7. garam masala powder
  8. fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  9. salt
  10. For marination : 1 tbsp curd/yogurt
  11. 1 1/4 tsps ginger garlic paste
  12. 11/2 tsps coriander powder
  13. 1 tsp each - soya sauce and vinegar or lemon juice
  14. 1/2 tsp each - cumin pepper&red chilli powder
  15. a pinch of turmeric powder
  16. salt to taste


  1. For marinade: (marinate chicken with below ingredients and place in refrigerator for 2-3 hrs)
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Serve hot with white steamed rice, rotis or naan.

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