Friday, January 12, 2007

Kadai Chicken

Hi Guys, its been long time since I posted anything new. My son kept me busy for most of the time.

I usally make this for my husband & he likes it very much. Last week, I made it for my friends and they really liked it a lot.

One thing you will notice is that I don't use water will cooking the chicken. I only use oil. But beleive me, this sin is worth it.

It will be a tasty sidedish for roti,chapptai,naan,puri & rice.


1/2 lb Chicken(cut into medium size pieces)
2 Onion (medium size)
1 Tomato
1 tsp Chilli powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
11/2 tsp Ginger-garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Fennel
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 Cinnamon(medium size)
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
4 Cloves
2 Bay leaves
1 tbsp Curd(optional)
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt for taste


1. Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste,turmeric powder,garam masala & salt.

2. Pre-heat the oil in a pan & spultter fennel seeds, Cinnamon,Cloves & bay leaves.

3. Then, add the chopped onion & fry till golden brown & add chopped tomato now and cook the tomato till the oil comes seperate from onion & tomato.

4. And now, add the marinated chicken.Don't add water to the gravy & cook it for 10 to 15 minutes in medium heat.

5. Now,add the chilli powder & coriander powder & mix well with the chicken.

6. Garnish the chicken with the coriander leaves & keep the flame in low heat & close the pan for 5 minutes till the oil comes seperate from the chicken.

7. Serve the chicken with Rice,Roti,Puri & Paratha.


Asha said...

Hi Deepa,dish is fabuolus.I agree, cooking in oil or ghee is okay sometimes to indulge yourself!Some dishes just requires that much luxury!:))Enjoy and have a great Pongal!

Rashmi said...

Yeah i agree with you and Asha.Chicken is super.

Happy Pongal!.

RP said...

I do this sin too...vegetable curries made this way without any water is great too. Chicken looks great!

Maheswari said...

Kadai chicken looks delicious...

Happy pongal...

padma said...

How much oil does this require?

cf_cigars said...

Great recipe. Tried it today. I hope you can post more.
thanks Prem.

Sobee said...

hi Deepa, We have recently settled in Melbourne and new comers to kitchen. We have tried many of your dishes. They are very very tasty. Especially the way you have described them step by step is very easy to follow and prepare. Thanks for your receipes.

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