Kadai Chicken

by RosyMathew
Kadai Chicken
Kadai Chicken is a very delicious chicken curry dish usually served in restaurants. This easy to prepare curry dish is popular for its simplicity and hence a favorite with all. Chicken pieces are cooked in a thick bottomed ‘Kadhai’. No additional water is added while cooking. Chicken pieces are being cooked in its own steam and from the onions added. The distinct aroma of capsicum and the mild spicy flavored gravy of Kadai Chicken are simply enticing. Kadai Chicken goes well with naan, roti, chappathi and almost all rice based dishes. The juicy, soft, chicken pieces simmering in a mildly spiced broth is a non vegetarian delight. Our Kadai Chicken recipe is well illustrated in simple sentences.
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Kadai Chicken
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Rating: 4.81
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chicken pieces(boneless preferably) - 500 gm
  • Oil - 3/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaves(Karuga/Vazhana ela) - 2
  • Dried red chilly(Kollamulaku) - 2 nos
  • Onion(medium size) - 2 nos
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 heaped
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Water - 1 litre
  • Desi ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves(chopped) - 1 tbsp
For the Powdered masala:
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chicken pieces(boneless preferably) - 500 gm
  • Oil - 3/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaves(Karuga/Vazhana ela) - 2
  • Dried red chilly(Kollamulaku) - 2 nos
  • Onion(medium size) - 2 nos
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 heaped
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Water - 1 litre
  • Desi ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves(chopped) - 1 tbsp
For the Powdered masala:
Votes: 37
Rating: 4.81
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Instructions
  1. Wash the chicken thoroughly.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan or a kadai.
  3. Add jeera, bay leaves and dried red chilly.
  4. When the jeera begins to splutter, add garam masala, onion and saute for sometime over medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste, powdered masalas, chicken, salt and saute everything for 2 minutes. Put the flame on minimum.
  6. Add desi ghee and cover the lid of the vessel.
  7. Open the vessel after every 10 minutes, saute and cover again.
  8. After 30 minutes, check if the chicken is cooked or not. It usually takes 30- 45 minutes to cook chicken this way as we are not putting water. It is cooking in its own steam and the water provided by cooking onion with it.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Add 1 tbsp of desi ghee when chicken is cooked.
  11. :- Serve Kadai Chicken warm with pulaao or garma garam pooris/ parathas/roti
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33 comments

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sheeja July 25, 2005 - 12:00 am

not good

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Surya August 11, 2005 - 12:00 am

I tried this recipe and it tasted like any other chicken curry…Nothing special..

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sara August 12, 2005 - 12:00 am

Tried this out..Tasted like an ordinary chicken curry,no where near the Kadai chicken which we get from hotel…

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surya August 11, 2005 - 12:00 am

Just an ordinary chicken curry…didnt taste like kadai chicken!

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rabs December 5, 2005 - 12:00 am

nothing special in this recipe. tastes like normal curry.the name “kadai chk” is not suitable.

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satish January 17, 2006 - 12:00 am

kadai chi recipe normally have capsicum,, but this????

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malina November 28, 2005 - 12:00 am

after reading the recipe & the comments about the 1 litre water i am really very confused whether to try this recipe or no i don`t think i will dare to try it

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yashodh July 2, 2004 - 12:00 am

can anyone tell me what to do with 1 ltr water????

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AR February 28, 2006 - 12:00 am

What is the difference between garam masala and powdered masala, never heard of anythin like that, how can garam masala be made without coriander seeds. The recipe is for the normal chicken curry we make, why is it called kadai chicken???

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Shoba Nayar June 12, 2004 - 12:00 am

Hi, I am tempted to try, promises to be good. But pl tell me what to do with the 1 litre water mentioned in the ingredients list !!
Shoba

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nadia September 27, 2005 - 12:00 am

sounds good! will try it soon…people who hate the recipe…use the 1 litre water to drown yourselves.

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Saj May 8, 2008 - 12:00 am

This dish came out good… but there was a slight taste of the Cumin seeds… i had put in 1/2 tsp as said but guess that much isnt required… apart frm that the dish was not bad…

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Boban Varghese November 5, 2010 - 3:16 pm

It was really good, thank you very much..

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Cheeru July 19, 2005 - 12:00 am

Hello,
I have tried your recipe. It came out well and we all like it especially my kids so I was very happy. Thank you so much for giving us your contribution. Expecting more from you!!

Thank you.

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Aarthi August 15, 2004 - 12:00 am

Very helpful with easy steps for a new non veg cook like me….thanx!!!it tastes well without the 1 litre water in the recipe

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sowmya January 23, 2005 - 12:00 am

excellent recipe,i made this for a gettogether.All liked it

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Mrs.Rekha Varma October 6, 2004 - 12:00 am

Very nicely Descriptionibed.
Easy to follow steps.
And the dish is GREAT in taste

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Anu November 30, 2004 - 12:00 am

i tried this recipie…..it was delicious !!!
thanks for the recipie.

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Mrs. Bilquis Yusuff November 26, 2004 - 12:00 am

Its very tasty & easy to prepare … thnx for the recipe, just made an addition of 2-3 tomatoes for gravy . My family loved it.

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sajeera saleel December 8, 2004 - 12:00 am

very very tasty. thank u,keep it up.

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Swapna October 1, 2004 - 12:00 am

I have tried this Recipe,it`s excellent.My husband loved it

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Babu Jaseen January 22, 2005 - 12:00 am

VERY NICE RECIPE.. BUT ONE THING WHAT TO DO WITH ONE LITER WATER.CAN ANYONE TELL ME THAT

THANKS

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sam January 14, 2005 - 12:00 am

sambhavam ugran

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amins kumar February 14, 2005 - 12:00 am

This dish is excellent!!! I made this dish for my fiance on valentines day and he loved it!!!

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Meenarjun March 3, 2004 - 12:00 am

I`ve never tasted a chicken dish with so much flavour since I came to U.S.
I love this recipe,it brings back all my memories from India.Thank you very much.God bless you!

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Lillykutty February 17, 2004 - 12:00 am

Really Wonderful

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Abdul Kareem February 18, 2004 - 12:00 am

I am very happy this recipe.
thanks a lot

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Blooms September 1, 2005 - 12:00 am

Ultimate dish..I recommend everyone to try this and enjoy the food!!!

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Ravneet sahni May 13, 2005 - 12:00 am

really good recipe …desi ghee makes the reipe amazing
healthy chicken, my husband liked it a lot.
thanx a lot
Ravneet

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Shubha October 18, 2005 - 12:00 am

This is a very good and nice receipe I tried it and it is very good.

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Guest June 26, 2006 - 12:00 am

The water is to wash the Chicken

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guest June 26, 2006 - 12:00 am

Thanks for the recipe. I made this for a party the other day and everyone loved it!

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honey July 28, 2008 - 12:00 am

hi the dish was really excellent

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