Capsicum Chicken | Kadai Chicken

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 0 comments
Capsicum Chicken is a very flavourful dish. And given below is my way of preparing this lip smacking curry. 

4 chicken thigh fillets (cut into bite size pieces)
1 regular sized green capsicum (cut into small cubes)

2 cloves, 1 cardamom, 1 small cinnamon stick, 1 star anise
4-6 small onions (thinly sliced)
1 tbs freshly grated ginger garlic
1 medium sized tomato ( puréed)
2 ts thick curd

1/4 ts turmeric powder, 1/2 ts chilli powder, 1 ts cumin powder, 2 ts coriander powder, 1 ts kuzhambu podi, 1/3 ts garam masala 

Lots of finely chopped coriander leaves

To grind to a smooth paste
3-4 cashews
1 ts white poppy seed


- Clean and wash the chicken pieces in running water. Cut them into bite size pieces.
- Boil cashews and poppy seeds with little water. Then grind them to a very smooth paste. 
- Heat enough oil in a kadai. Temper hot oil with cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick.
- Add thinly sliced onions and fry until they change color and leave out all their moisture.
- Add ginger and garlic. Sauté for a while.
- Add the tomato purée and give a good mix. Also add all the masala powder mentioned above. Add necessary salt. Cook in low to medium flame until oil seperate from the tomato masala mixture.
- Lower flame and add the yoghurt. Mix well without any lumps. Continue cooking the mixture until all moisture leaves from the yoghurt and it has blended well with the masala.
- Now add the chicken pices with its needed salt. Add a cup of water. As you continue cooking, the chicken will also leave out its water. 
- Cover kadai with a lid and cook in medium to high flame for 10-15 minutes. Then cook uncovered in high flame for the next 10 -15 minutes until the curry thickens well.
- When the curry is 3/4 th done, add the cashew poppy seed paste.Mix well.
- Next add the cubed capsicum. Cook in low to medium flame for next 5-10 min until the curry looks dry and oil seperates out. Also capsicum shouldn't be overlooked. It should have its crunchiness. 
- Add coriander leaves and give a final mix


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