Keema Shimla Mirch (Ground Chicken with Bell Peppers)

Keema Shimla Mirch (Ground Chicken with Bell Peppers)

Bell peppers provide a sweet, crunchy freshness that perfectly complements spiced ground chicken in this winning mix of textures, flavors and convenience. A weeknight staple in many Pakistani households, this dish includes lemon juice, garam masala and fresh cilantro for a layer of brightness and warmth no matter the time of year. It all comes together in 30 minutes with very little prep.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a medium (9-inch) pot or wok, heat ghee over medium-high until it has melted, about 30 to 45 seconds. Add onion and cook on medium, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Add chicken, ginger, garlic and salt, and cook on high, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and some bits of the chicken start to crisp, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Lower heat to medium and stir in cumin seeds, chile powder, coriander and turmeric. Add tomatoes and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes start to break down, about 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Add bell pepper and green chiles. Continue cooking on medium, stirring occasionally, until the bell pepper starts to soften but still maintains some crunch, about 5 to 7 minutes. Turn off the stove, then sprinkle with garam masala, lemon juice and fresh cilantro.