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Kadai Chicken

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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

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

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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abeer May 24, 2013 - 11:52 pm


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abeer May 24, 2013 - 11:51 pm

very good

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shahla hassan February 1, 2013 - 3:58 am

i like this recepie i m giving rating 4

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shailendra January 22, 2013 - 10:37 pm

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

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sukhvinder February 9, 2012 - 10:48 am

nice recipe.

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fatima September 5, 2011 - 5:51 pm

when do u we cumin seeds?

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Rhen August 3, 2011 - 6:33 am


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Dood June 25, 2011 - 2:10 pm

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

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vicky February 14, 2011 - 2:43 am

like ur recipe………..

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Mrs Rajkumar December 12, 2010 - 4:43 am

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

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Mrs Rajkumar December 12, 2010 - 4:42 am


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

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roohi tabassum November 13, 2010 - 7:20 am

thankhs…lt ls too good.

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roopa September 7, 2010 - 4:14 am

Very nice receipe

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lourdes August 19, 2010 - 2:49 am

try it out …u wl love it

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rupa May 19, 2010 - 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

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Abu Basil March 14, 2010 - 9:11 am


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shamna March 3, 2010 - 2:25 pm

its really gud

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Neha September 11, 2009 - 12:47 pm

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

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Amit August 31, 2009 - 10:18 am

would there be addition of bell peppers.

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Amit August 31, 2009 - 10:17 am

Would there be addition of bellpeppers.

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Amit August 31, 2009 - 10:16 am

Would there be an addition of Bell peppers

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ruhi March 12, 2009 - 4:01 am

fast to cook good to eat

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Tab December 22, 2008 - 8:29 am

Tried this recipe. Its awesome 😉

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sanjeev soni September 12, 2008 - 12:48 am

desi masala nawabi swad

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edward July 16, 2008 - 4:15 am

nice recipe


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