Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chicken with Snow Peas

Most Indian chicken recipes do not have vegetables added to them. The exception being potatoes which do taste good with chicken but I rarely do because most recipes I know do not call for them.

With a resolution to eat a lot more vegetables even chicken can't be left behind without them can they? This is a very simple recipe but the addition of vegetables actually makes them more tasty.

Snow peas, bell pepper, celery all go well with chicken. I did not use bell pepper because I did not have them and I am not that fond of celery. The crunch that comes from the vegetables pairs it well with some steamed rice.

Chicken with Snow peas Ingredients
  1. 6-8 chicken thighs (I leave the bones on but t could be boneless)cut into bite sized pieces and marinate in 2 tbsp of yogurt, 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of salt and 2 tsp of chili powder for at least 1/2 hour
  2. 2 cups of snow peas and any vegetables of choice all cut to the same size as the chicken
  3. 1 cup of sliced red onions (or shallots
  4. 4 cloves of garlic minced
  5. 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  6. 1 tbsp of chicken masala powder
  7. 1/2 tbsp of red chili powder
  8. salt to taste
  9. 2 tsp of oil
  10. 1/2 lime or lemon
  11. seasonings cumin and curry leaves
  12. 2 tbsp of chopped tomatoes or sliced grape tomatoes
  1. In a saute pan heat the oil and when hot add the seasonings followed by the onions and saute till they are translucent.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken pieces and saute them till they start to turn white from the pink color.
  4. Add in the masala powder and chilli powder and mix it in well.
  5. Add in the snow peas and other vegetables at this point.
  6. Add salt if required, squeeze in the lime juice and continue to cook till most of the moisture has evaporated.
Serve with steamed Jasmine rice and garnished with tomatoes.


  1. Totally agree back in India ther eis never veggies in the chicken dishes.I love dishes like this and this looks and sounds delicious.

  2. Yes potatoes is all I have had with most Indian chicken dishes. Though both me and my Mom make a stew kind of chicken curry with carrots, beet, green beans etc. That was a staple for my kids and even now gets cooked at least once a week. The Indian-chinese chilli chicken has bell peppers etc. though.

    Your dish looks very bright and colorful, good way to use snow peas

  3. I love potatoes with chicken but snow peas sounds interesting, very delicious dish.


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