Jul 16, 2012

சிக்கன் மசாலா / Chicken Masala with Capsicum(Bell Pepper)

Hai  Guys…Hope everyone had a great weekend..

Mine was quite a exciting one, we went on a small trip to estuary island in poovar.It was totally a unexpected one..It was a 2 hours trip from our place, we went in two wheeler.I love to travel in two wheeler more than anything else..The journey was a total fun. The island is such a beautiful place on earth. We have to take a 15 mins boat ride to reach that island from poovar..They have a private beach, swimming pool, massage center, gym, yoga room over there..We totally enjoyed it.. My weekend was a total blast.

Now coming back to today's recipe..It is a spicy yet tangy chicken masala..This gets even special with the little specks of crunchy green capsicum scattered all over the curry..This is so easy to make, but taste so melting delicious..Since the chicken is cooked in a pressure cooker it turns so soft and each chicken pieces gets coated with the shiny tomato sauce..This taste great with rice, you can even serve with chapati..

I hope you will love this one and tell me if you try it..


Chicken - 1/2 kg cut into small pieces
Onion - 1 large chopped
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
Capsicum - 1 cubed
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tblspn
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small piece
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - for garnishing
Lemon juice - 1 tblspn
Oil - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste


Take a pressure cooker, add 1 tblspn of oil and heat it up.

Add in cinnamon and fennel seeds and saute for a min.

Add in onions,curry leaves and saute till they turn light brown.

Add in all the spice powders, salt and ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Throw in tomatoes and cook for 5 mins till they turn mushy.

Add in the cut chicken pieces and mix well with the masala.

Pour in 1/2 cup of water and cover the pressure cooker.

Let it cook for 4 whistle. Simmer the flame and let it cook for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the pressure go all by itself.

Now heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai.

Add in capsicum and cook for a min on high heat.

Add in the cooked chicken mixture and toss well with the oil.

Add in pepper powder and toss again.

Throw in lots of coriander leaves and squeeze in some lemon juice.

Toss everything well.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingrediants
Saute whole spices in oil
add onions and curry leaves
saute till translucent
add in all the spice powders, ginger garlic paste and salt
throw in tomatoes
and cook till mushy
add in chicken pieces
and mix well
pour some water
pressure cook everything
till chicken is cooked
Now heat oil in a kadai
add in capsicum
and saute for a min
add the chicken masala
and throw in some pepper powder
toss everything well
garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice
mix well


  1. Saw the pictures on Fb and really the place looked beautiful. I too love bike journey :-) this chicken preparation looks delicious.

  2. mouthwatery and tempting..

  3. Hello Aarthi..
    Chicken looks really yummy! I love its color..And its easy to make... :)

  4. Looks delicious!!

    I love riding on two wheelers as well! Too bad we can't do it here but I am sure it must have been a total fun!

  5. WOW, love a good chicken masala :D
    Thanks for sharing..

  6. oh this so good - I would LOVE this for dinner tonight!!
    mary x

  7. Thank u Aarthi, ds dish really relly yummy

  8. Lovely recipe, we are great fans of your work.

  9. Hi aarthi.ur recipes are awesome!!!!my family love it!!!actually Iam getting more n more interested in cooking only bcoz of ur recipes.it s so easy, simple to cook with the items we hav at home and it tastes really good.not only this recipe,every every recipes r so Gud.everytime I used to see ur site n cook.thank you for posting tasty recipes:)we all love ur recipes.its so Gud aarthi.and the pictorial representation s awesome.so that u make everyone understand easily.i used to say my mom about this site n said they'll really enjoy!!!!post more tasty recipes.have a Gud day.bye.take care!!!


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