Kadai Chicken Recipe

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Kadai Chicken is a popular dish in many restaurants. Chicken pieces cooked in a red gravy with spices and green capsicum. Best served as a side dish with rice, biryani, pulao, roti or naan.
Kadai Chicken

Ingredients:
Chicken – 1 kg, finely chopped, skinless
Onions – 1, finely chopped
Capsicum – 2 cups, chopped
Tomato – 1, finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 3 to 4 tblsp
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Kadai Gravy – 1/4 cup + 2 tblsp
Salt as per taste

For the Gravy:
Oil – 100 ml
Onions – 10, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 10, finely chopped, pureed
Red Chilli Powder – 3 to 4 tblsp (adjust as desired)
Coriander Powder – 1/3 to 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
Salt as per taste

For Tempering:
Oil – 3 to 4 tblsp
Cinnamon – 2 inch piece
Cloves – 4
Cardamoms – 4
Cumin Seeds – little
Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped

For the Masala Powder:
Coriander Seeds – 100 gms
Dry Red Chillies – 8 to 10 (adjust as desired)
Cumin Seeds – 2 tblsp

Method:
1. To make the gravy, heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
2. Add the onions and little salt.
3. Saute until onions turn light brown.
4. Pour 5 to 6 cups of water.
5. Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and stir well.
6. Simmer for a few minutes.
7. When it starts to bubble, add the tomato puree and stir.
8. Cook for 10 minutes.
9. When the oil starts to separate, switch off the flame and keep aside until required.
10. Dry roast all the ingredients for the masala powder and grind to a fine powder.
11. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
12. Add the tempering ingredients and fry for a minute.
13. Add the onions and saute until golden.
14. Add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes.
15. Stir well and cook for a minute or two.
16. Add the chicken pieces and add enough salt.
17. Mix well.
18. After 5 to 10 minutes, add the gravy masala and pour 2 cups of water.
19. Stir well and add the capsicum pieces.
20. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder.
21. Stir to mix well and simmer for a few minutes.
22. When the chicken is cooked, add 2 tsp of the masala powder and stir well for 5 minutes.
23. Remove from flame and transfer to a serving dish.
24. Garnish with coriander leaves.
25. Serve with rice, roti or naan.

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25 thoughts on “Kadai Chicken

  1. abeer said on May 24, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    good

  2. abeer said on May 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    very good

  3. shahla hassan said on February 1, 2013 at 3:58 am

    i like this recepie i m giving rating 4

  4. shailendra said on January 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    awesome chicken recipe….
    my first experiment with chicken n its rocking……

  5. sukhvinder said on February 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    nice recipe.

  6. fatima said on September 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    when do u we cumin seeds?

  7. Rhen said on August 3, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Superb!

  8. Dood said on June 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    YUMMM.
    okay, i actually just took the recipe.
    let me try it…
    sounds like its good tho~

  9. vicky said on February 14, 2011 at 2:43 am

    like ur recipe………..

  10. Mrs Rajkumar said on December 12, 2010 at 4:43 am

    when do we add curd and cumin seeds?????????????

  11. Mrs Rajkumar said on December 12, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Hey

    what needs to be done with curd and cumin seeds??????????????

  12. roohi tabassum said on November 13, 2010 at 7:20 am

    thankhs…lt ls too good.

  13. roopa said on September 7, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Very nice receipe

  14. lourdes said on August 19, 2010 at 2:49 am

    try it out …u wl love it

  15. rupa said on May 19, 2010 at 2:42 am

    it’s good
    i know this.But,this is same as all chicken curry varities
    special em ledu. normal curry laane vundi

  16. Abu Basil said on March 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Good

  17. shamna said on March 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    its really gud

  18. Neha said on September 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    If you need a gravy chicken then add milk or curd but remeber to stir continusly while adding it….

  19. Amit said on August 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

    would there be addition of bell peppers.

  20. Amit said on August 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Would there be addition of bellpeppers.

  21. Amit said on August 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Would there be an addition of Bell peppers

  22. ruhi said on March 12, 2009 at 4:01 am

    fast to cook good to eat

  23. Tab said on December 22, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Tried this recipe. Its awesome 😉

  24. sanjeev soni said on September 12, 2008 at 12:48 am

    desi masala nawabi swad

  25. edward said on July 16, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Hi,
    nice recipe

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