My daughter and me thoroughly enjoy a hearty meal of daal and rice but being true Tamilians at heart, we do enjoy it more with something to 'tottify' at the side :)
I was wondering what to make as a tottifier for lunch today. I needed to make something quick and easy. What had I not made in a while that was quick and easy and yumm!? Of course! pepper chicken! Since I had some left over pre boiled chicken from the spring roll filling I made, it hardly took me 5 minutes to make this dish.
I had boneless chicken so I've used just 250g. You can make it with normal chicken pieces as well ( it is actually much tastier with the bones) and use 500g instead. Also, I've added green chilli paste instead of slit green chillies for one simple reason - when my husband sees whole green chillies in any dish he finds it extra spicy also if its not :)
Pepper chicken is something made at my mom's as a usual tottifier with daal and rice or rassam sadam. That's where I got this lovely recipe from.
To make it you will need
Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 5-7 minutes
Serves - 4 people
250g chicken cooked in 1tsp ginger garlic paste
1 green pepper
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1/2 tsp green chilli paste or 2 slit green chillies
1 tbsp oil
- Cut the onion and pepper into cubes and toss them in a pan with 1 tbsp oil and salt to taste. Sauté for 2 minutes and add the coarsely ground pepper and green chillies to this.
- Continue to sauté further until the onions are translucent. Add chicken to this and sitr well.
- Stir so all ingredients are blended well together. If you dont want it too dry then you can add 2-3tbsps of water at this stage and bring it to a boil. Remove from flame and serve hot with daal and rice or anything of your choice.
- You can make this dish with fish, lamb or any vegetable of your choice