Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kadai Chicken - Kadai Chicken Gravy / Curry Recipe

Kadai Chicken Recipe
Kadai Chicken / Kadai Chicken Masala / Curry is one of the popular chicken recipes served at restaurants.This is a north indian delight where chicken is cooked along with freshly ground spices and distinct flavour of capsicum which is the specialty if this dish.  For vegetarians you can check out my kadai paneer recipe.
Kadai Chicken Recipe

Kadai Chicken Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Chicken - 10 small pieces
Big Onion - 1 finely chopped
Green Capsicum - 3 tbsp chopped into bite sized pieces
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 big or pureed
Fresh Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped finely
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Bayleaf - 1/2
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1

To roast and grind to a dry powder:

Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Pepper corns - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli -3
Cinnamon - 1.4 inch piece

Method:

  1. Dry roast the ingredients listed under 'to roast & grind' to golden brown then grind it to a semi coarse powder,Set aside.Kadai Chicken Recipe - Step1
  2. Heat a pan  add a tsp of oil and toast capsicum until crispy(this step is purely optional)...dont let it brown, set aside. Clean chicken , wash it well then add half of roasted powder along with ginger garlic paste,salt, lemon juice turmeric powder and marinate it and set aside.Kadai Chicken Recipe - Step2
  3. Heat a kadai / pan with oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' then add onion,ginger garlic paste let it slightly brown.Then add tomato puree along with remaining roasted powder.Kadai Chicken Recipe - Step3
  4. Mix well and let it cook till raw smell of tomato and masalas leave.Add required salt...Then add chicken pieces and saute for 3mins until the raw texture of chicken changes.Add little water say 1/2 cup , cook covered for 10-12 mins until chicken pieces turn soft or pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.Kadai Chicken Recipe - Step4
  5. Allow water to reduce and let oil sepearate, at this stage add toasted capsicum give a quick stir. Let it cook in medium flame for 3mins for capsicum and chicken to blend well and the masala to coat well.Finally garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
    Kadai Chicken Recipe - Step5
Serve hot with steamed rice or with rotis! Kadai Chicken Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can pressure cook chicken for 4-5 whistles along with masalas else cook it just by keeping covered as per your preference.
  • I did not add extra red chili powder - if you want you can add a tsp if you want more spicy gravy.
  • Adding lemon juice to marinade chicken will make the chicken soft.
  • You can use a iron kadai for a nice flavour...I used my pressure pan as I chose to pressure cook  my chicken as its quicker.
  • Toasting capsicum is just optional...you can add it to the gravy as such too. I toasted it to make it crispy and added it only at the last stage to retain its crispness.
Kadai Chicken Recipe
I always have to push myself to cook non-veg dishes...finally I made this kadai chicken last weekend which I had been postponing for months......I am sure if this space is not there am sure I would luxury myself and will not learn cooking nonveg at all as both hubby and mittu are not very fond of nonveg and thats an ad on for my escapism too... ;) Now am waiting to hear your feedback...Keep it pouring :)
Kadai Chicken Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

32 comments:

  1. Ahh.. I love kadai chicken & kadai vegetable anytime :) Awesome pics too !!

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  2. wow...so spicy & tempting kadai chicken...looks so yummy...even i am pushing myself to cook/learn more NV recipes :) do keep sharing ur lovely NV recipes Sharmi!

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  3. The preparation pictures are awesome. That was nice preparation and chicken cooks faster rt? do we need 4 whistles?

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    1. It depends Uma...if its tender it might take less else it will need 4 atleast....I usually give 4-5 whistles

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  4. Lovely looking Kadai chicken. Kadai recipes are the simplest & tastiest ones. I love the way you have presented & I love this small kadai in which you have plated. I am looking for one here in singapore but unfortunately havent found it yet.

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  5. it will comes good i think.so i will try it .ur presentaion is very nice mam.easy to understand

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  6. That's an delectable chicken recipe....pressure cooking eases the work...

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  7. Beautifully done, mouthwatering here and kadai chicken tempts me a lot.

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  8. i try this sharmi, can u tel me how to make the chicken soft

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    1. Marinade it with lemon juice which will make chicken softer...adding curd also gives a nice flavour

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  9. Hey should we add any water in the 4th step... the pictures show that we should add water but, I'm not very sure about it,,,, Please let me know. Thnx a lot for your wonderful presentation.

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    1. Yes water should be added for chicken to get cooked.

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  10. Hi,

    Hw many grms of chicken was used in this recipe?

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    1. I didnt weigh it...may be about 150-200 gms

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  11. Spiced to perfection, the photos look very interesting Sharmilee. A good recipe overall. I stumbled upon a website, Prestige SmartChef, and found more such interesting Chicken Gravy recipes. You may want to have a look at it.

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  12. Thanks sharmi, I tried this today and came out very good. My toddler kids and my chef husband liked it too, so as ur other recipes like kootu, tiffin sambar.. many thanks.

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  13. Let me know how I can have more gravy. In the pics above, it looked a bit dry.

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    1. Add more tomato puree and switch off in gravy consistency

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  14. please post butter chicken recipe :)

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  15. ur recipes are very useful ...............thks a lot

    i tried and came out very well

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  16. really it was awesome...i tried out successfully.

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  17. Im a bachelor and I tried this food it was yummy and taste also slightly different comparing to the normal chicken gravy.. Thanks lot madam for posting such a lovely dishes.. Keep posting mam.. Ur best support for bachelor cooking:)

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  18. I tried ur kadai chicken last nite ...it was so yummy and wonderful.....thank you...keep doing great....

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  19. Mam can we use ginger and garlic paste.....
    Kitchen corner

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  20. Awesome blossom taste of this kadayi chicken.
    I made it and my father complimented me.

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  21. We tried out today and becomes very tasty. Thanks lot.

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  22. Thanks for this recipe. I tried it yesterday as I was bored f what I usually cook. it was okay. I have to work on it more but I am happy with the result.

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  23. Hi sharmi I tried ur kadai chicken recipe today and the outcome was awesome :-) it was tasting great!!! Lot of appreciation too!!! Thanks to u :-)

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  24. Thanks for sharing...I tried it and it turned out well...

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  25. Hi thnx for sharing ...tried this n came out soooper yummmmmy. .A bigggg👍 frm hubbydear n kid..thnx again

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