Thursday, 6 February 2014

Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken is a very famous North Indian non-veg dish , very popular especially in restaurants. This spicy & yummy North Indian recipe is made by cooking chicken in a red gravy with whole spices with distinct flavor of bell pepper.This dish is traditionally cooked in a thick bottomed Wok called 'Kadai' in India , hence the name of the dish.

What you need for Kadai Chicken :
  • Onion Chopped - 3 no
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Whole Red Chilly - 2 or more based on your spice tolerance
  • Chicken- 1 kg
  • Cream -3 tbsp
  • Capsicum  - 1 diced
  • Onion Dice-1
  • Tomato -2 pureed
  • Chilly Paste - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander Chopped - 1 Bunch
  • Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilly Powder 2 tbsp
  • Kadhai Masala - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt To Taste
For Kadhai Masala
  • Pepper Corn -1 tbsp
  • Jeera- 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilly-4 No
  • Coriander Seeds -1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds- 1/2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek Leaves-1/2 tbsp
The Preparation Method:

For Kadai Masala:
  • Heat a pan in low heat. Add red chilly, pepper corns, jeera, coriander seeds, fennel seeds.
  • Dry roast these ingredients. Add Kasoori Methi or fenugreek leaves and toss it for a few seconds. 
  • Transfer in to a plate and cool it down make into a coarse powder.
For Kadai Chicken:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, red chilly, chopped onions, salt, turmeric, cook till onions are brown,
  • Add ginger garlic paste and chicken pieces. Mix well.
  • Put the lid on and cook for 15 minutes, after that add kadhai masala, chilly powder or chilly paste.
  • Mix it well, cook it for some time and add tomato puree.Cook it for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add diced onion , diced capsicum , cream, kasoori methi, chopped coriander and add left over kadhai masala. Mix this and switch off the flame. 
  • Yummy Kadhai Chicken is ready to be served with roti / plain rice / chapathi or with paratha.

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