Lemon Chicken Curry Indian Style

Chicken, Chicken Curry, Non Vegetarian

A chicken curry that requires no Indian masala, the coloured bell peppers, turmeric and lemon are all that is required to lend fresh flavours and colours to this chicken. 



Prepartion Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 40 mins
Ingredients: Method:

Ingredients for Marinate

  • 500 gm boneless chicken (cut into curry pieces)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for curry 

  • 2 large-sized onions, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized capsicums (bell peppers), chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Preparing the Marinate

  • Mix well the chicken, garlic paste, ginger paste and salt. Keep it aside for at least 15-20 mins

Procedure to cook chicken in cooker 

  • Add the marinated chicken in a pressure cooker and add some water (100-150 mL)
  • Heat the cooker and allow 2 whistles so that the chicken is half-cooked 

Procedure to make curry

  • As the cooker cools down, in the meantime, heat 3 tbsp oil in a large vessel
  • Add the onions and let them soften and become translucent
  • Add green chillies, ginger and garlic paste
  • Add capsicums, mix well and let it cook for 5-7 mins on medium heat
  • Now add turmeric. Adding it now ensures that it doesn’t burn and lends a fresh colour to the dish
  • Add the chicken with a bit of water and let it cool for 15 mins or till chicken is cooked completely
  • add some salt if required (remember we have already added salt in the marinate)
  • Squeeze the juice of the lemon and our chicken is ready!

Can be served with bread or pav or steaming hot rice. Click here for recipe video.

You can also try my quick chicken recipe here


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