Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken


Kadai Chicken Recipe


Ingredients: (Serves 4-5)

  • Chicken – ½ kg (boneless)
  • Onion – 2
  • Fennel seeds (perumjeerakam) – ½ tsp
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – a small piece
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli/Mild chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Water – ¾ cup
  • Tomato – 2
  • Capsicum – ½ of a capsicum
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt


To Marinate:

  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chill/Mild chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Salt

(Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml

Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level)


Method: (With Step-by-Step pics)


Cut chicken into small cubes. Add all ingredients to marinate and keep the chicken marinated for an hour.



Heat oil in a pan and fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon



Add sliced onion



Cook with the pan covered and stir in between till onion turns brown in color



Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min. Add all spice powders, salt and sauté for a min or two



Add marinated chicken pieces and mix well



Add water and chopped tomato and mix well (The water should almost same level of chicken pieces). Cook with the pan covered in medium flame till chicken is cooked and tomato pieces becomes soft



Cut half of a capsicum into cubes. (You can use green/yellow/red one)When the gravy of the curry starts to become thick add chopped capsicum and cook covered for another 5-6 min



Switch off the stove. Add a Tbsp of oil on top. Add a handful of coriander leaves on top. (I didn’t add since my family doesn’t like that taste) Keep the pan covered for some time so that flavors settle. Serve and Enjoy!!!!



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