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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Kadai / Kadhai Chicken

Hi freinds, Today i am going to post the recipe for Kadai /kadhai chicken. Its one of my hubbies fav. He loves to have it with rice or roti or chappati. When ever i prepare this dish, its always not sufficient for that day. Once again, this dish is prepared in different ways by different people, but what i post here is the method that i use. So here is the recipe just for you.

Ingredients :

Chicken - 1 kg ( With bone) ( Washed and cleaned , and chopped in medium sized piece)
Big Onion - 2 ( Chopped )
Tomatoes - 3 - 4 ( Chopped )
Chilly powder - 1 and half tsp
Salt - To taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 - 5 tsp
Coriander leaves - To garnish
Ginger and Garlic paste - 3 -4 tsp
Green Capsicum - 1/2 ( cut into small squares ) ( Optional)

Masala items :

Cloves - 2
Green Cardamons - 3
Cinnamon sticks - 2 - 3 ( small pieces )

Preparation :

* First clean the chicken, cut it into small medium pieces.

* Marinate the chicken with 1/4 chilly powder, pinch of turmeric, and 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste, and 1/4 tsp of salt. Now tranfer it in a pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup of water and pressur cook it . ( Remember , don't add lot of water). Pressure cook it for 2 whistles.

* In the mean time, take a pan, add oil, add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.

* Add the tomatoes and fry well, and then add the ginger and garlic paste.

* Now grind the mixtrue to paste ( Dont grind it to very fine paste thou)

* Then take a another kadai, add oil , and add the masala items.
* If you are adding capsicum then add it now and cook for 3 -5 mins, till they become soft.Then add the grinded mixture , and mix well.

* Now add the chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and cook for few mins.

* Now add the steam cooked chicken pieces. ( If you have any water left in the pressure cooker, then add that water also to the mixture, it will really add up the taste)

* Now check for salt and add some more if needed.

* Keep cooking , by carefully mixing gently.

* Cook until all the oil starts to come out.

* At this stage add the garam masala.

Finally add the coriander leaves and serve hot..........Your Kadai chicken is ready now....Enjoy yours.

( If you prefer, then you could make it more gravy by adding more onion and tomatoes).


  1. Oh wow, this looks scrumptious! Yummy!

  2. Super irukku..feeling hungry again even after dinner pa

  3. Chicken looks awesome..Nice click too...

  4. Kadai chicken sounds great and tempting...

  5. you've got a delicious kaadai there!! I like it a little semi-dry too , yummy dish!!

  6. I tried out this recipe......
    taste was very gud....nice work....

  7. Thanks Sarah Naveen. Welcome to Spice-india. To come back and leave your wonderful comments.

  8. Hahaha Saraswathy, i think you can go another round.

  9. Akal, thanks yaar. I too like it to be this stage. Glad you like the recipe

  10. Thanks Tina, it taste great too.

  11. Aarthy Visjay, a very great thanks for tring out this and giving your wonderful feedback. I am always happy to read your comments. You make me proud

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