Thursday, 29 May 2014

Bell pepper Chicken

Bell pepper Chicken is mild, flavourful and yummy. This preparation uses marinated chicken with bell pepper (capsicum) as its main ingredients. The rich presence of bell pepper makes this dish more nutrition as the bell pepper is a known source of vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, bell pepper gives an attractive aroma.

Ingredients for Bell pepper Chicken:

1/2kg skinless chicken
11/2tsp Red chilli powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
4tsp oil
3 pieces each Cinnamon, clove and cardamom    
2 no's Bell pepper (capsicum) cut into cubes
1 no  Onion in mid size cut into small pieces
2 no's Tomatoes cut into small pieces

To prepare Bell pepper Chicken:

1. Add chicken, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and marinate for at least 1 hour(the more time, the better) and Set aside.
2. In a kadai heat oil, add cinnamon, clove and cardamom and sauté for a minute. Add onion and fry till its get golden brown colour. Then add the marinated chicken and sauté it for 10mins. Then add the capsicum cubes and mix well.
3. Add tomatoes and salt if required, Sauté until the chicken blends well with capsicum and other masalas. Make sure the chicken gets cooked tender.
4. Transfer it to a serving bowl and Garnish with coriander.

Tips / Notes:

·        Instead of adding the whole spices while tempering, you can add them(cardamom, cinnamon and cloves) with roasting and grinding itself.
·        Do not add water.
·        Oil, spices and salt can be adjusted to individuals taste.
·        Do not cover the pan for the entire cooking.. 

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