Shimla Mirch Chicken (Chicken with Bell peppers)

Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 persons


  • 1 and 1/2 lb boneless chicken (small pieces)
  • 3 medium tomatoes (finely sliced)
  • 2 medium onion (finely sliced)
  • 1 and 1/2 lb bell peppers (sliced into small pieces, shown in picture below)
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder

Shimla Mirch Chicken Prep

Tip: For best results, use measuring utensils.


  1. Take a karahi, add oil and onions, put on high heat. Fry until golden (about 7-8 minutes).
  2. Add cumin seeds, garlic paste and chicken, fry a little (about 3 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add tomatoes, 1 tsp salt, red chilis, turmeric powder, ginger paste, cover and let it cook for 5 minutes to soften tomatoes. After 5 minutes, uncover, increase heat to high and stir fry until oil separates.
  4. Add bell peppers along with 1 tsp salt, mix and cover and let it cook on low heat for 13 minutes.
  5. Uncover after 13 minutes, increase heat and stir fry till oil separates. Add garam masala. Turn off heat and enjoy with home made chappati.

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