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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).

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this looks scrumptious! Yummy!

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

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

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  4. Kadai chicken sounds great and tempting...

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. Thanks Tina, it taste great too.

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  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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