Wednesday 28 May 2014

Kadai Chicken / Homemade Kadai Chicken Recipe

Kadai Chicken is a very famous non-veg delight in restaurants. This spicy & yummy North Indian recipe tastes juicy with distinct flavor of bell pepper. Kadai Chicken is one of the popular Non-Vegetarian menu in Indian Restaurants. This Kadai Chicken & Butter Chicken are our constant NV menu order along with Tandoori Roti or naan. This is a curry like side dish in which chicken is cooked in a spicy tomato gravy and capsicum. The capsicum gives unique flavor to this chicken curry. This is a very simple and easy to make chicken curry which is so flavorful and delicious. I am happy with the outcome and we all loved it. You can serve this kadai chicken with Rotis / Paratha / Poori / Naan / Pulao.
• Chicken 1lb /450 gm
• Capsicum 1medium sized (diced)
• Onion 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
• Tomato 1large (finely chopped)
• Tomato Puree 1/2-3/4 cup
• Ginger Garlic Paste 1-2 tsp
• Chili Powder 1/2tsp+1/2 tsp(to marinate)
• Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
• Salt to taste
• Cilantro few finely chopped
• Ginger 1" julienned (to garnish)
• Oil 1tbsp+1/2 tsp
• Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp

• Dry Red chili 5 no.s
• Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
• Pepper corns 1/2 tsp or less
• Fennel seeds 1/4 tsp
• Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
• Kasoori Methi/Dry Methi leaves 1/2 tsp

• Wash chicken pieces, drain and marinate with turmeric powder and chilli powder and keep aside.
• Heat a pan/kadai, when its heated add fry red chilli, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, pepper corns and roast for a minutes and lastly add dry methi leaves stir and remove from the stove.
• Allow to cool for a while then grind it to a coarse powder and keep aside.
• Heat 1/2 tsp oil in same pan, stir fry diced capsicum for 1-2 minutes and keep aside.
• Now heat oil in a wok, add cumin seeds allow to splutter then add finely chopped onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.
• Then add ginger garlic paste, sprinkle little salt and saute until raw smell leaves.
• And then add chopped tomatoes and tomato puree and cook till oil leaves and moisture dries.
• After that add 1/2 of the ground kadai masala and stir fry for a minute.
• Then add chicken pieces, remaining 1/2 of ground kadai masala, turmeric powder and stir for 3-4 minutes and add 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup water, enough salt and cook for 15-20 minutes with lid closed or until chicken gets cooked well.
• After that open the lid, turn heat to medium high and cook for another 1-2 minutes and add stir fried capsicum and mix well.
• Let it simmer for another 1 minute and switch off the stove.
• That's it...Delicious Kadai Chicken ready. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and ginger julienne.

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  1. looks super yummy dear..I feel so tempted..well presented...

  2. Looks delicious! Very well made!

  3. Your kadai chicken is just irresistible, asking me to have some.

  4. looks better than restaurant, love to try it with veges, since i am shakahari.

  5. pictures are lovely and tempting

  6. looks so delicious and simple to make