Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Kadai Chicken

Hi guys, I'am back again with a very popular "kadai chicken".  My mom usually makes it in a "Irumbu kadai" . When cooked in it, the dish gets good taste and aroma. When I was a kid, my mom never adds the capsicum. In all the restaurants they do add capsicum, so I thought why not....
Capsicum enhances the taste and gives more flavor. Here's how to make the yummy kadai chicken....


Chicken                               1/2 kg (boneless)
Onion                                   2  finely chopped
Tomato                               2  finely chopped
Capsicum                            1 Chopped into cubes
Ginger&Garlic paste         1 tsp
Red chilli powder              3 tsp
Coriander powder            2 tsp
Turmeric powder             1/4 tsp
Green chillies                     2 slit
Oil (gingelly)                     2 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander                           3 tsp chopped finely

For Roasting and Grinding

Cinnamon                          2 sticks
Cloves                                 3
Poppy seeds                       1 tsp
Cashew nuts                      8
Cumin                                 1 tsp
Pepper corns                     1/2 tsp


 In a pan dry roast the ingredients mentioned for roasting and grind it in to a fine paste.

 In a heavy bottom kadai pour oil, then add onions and chillies and saute until light golden brown. Add the tomatoes and saute until real soft. Add ginger & garlic paste.

 Next add the chicken and saute until the color changes, then add the ground paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix real good. Pour 1/2 cup water and let the chicken cook well.

When the chicken is cooked add the capsicum and saute for 10 min or until the oil separates. 

Now yummy kadai chicken is ready to be served. It can be served with ghee rice or chapati.

I have mentioned gingelly oil because it has lots of medicinal values with excellent aroma and taste. You can very well use sunflower oil instead. 

Thankyou guys for visiting.... As usual please come back I will give u more yummy recipes....

Sending this to Valentines Day Recipe Contest @Priya's Versatile Recipes,HasnasDelight

Until then I am signing off...


  1. Yummy, Thanks for linking this recipe to my event and using the logo. Expecting more recipes from you

  2. hi can just add the ingrdients without grinding it

  3. hi can i add the ingredients without grinding it.

    1. Hi Shruthi,
      It is better you grind them for the consistency and the taste, but if you do not have mixer then you can replace it with cumin powder, pepper powder and the whole masalas. But grinding gives it the taste....


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