How to make Kadai Chicken - Chicken pieces on the bone cooked with a spicy masala paste, onions and tomatoes till they are well cooked, succulent and juicy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chcken, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Kadai Chicken

Kadai chicken is another popular recipe from Northern India. Whole spices ground to a fine paste and cooked with onions, tomatoes and chicken chunks of the bone – the final dish is wholesome and delicious. Red chillies and tomatoes give this dish a beautiful colour, plenty of flavour and consistency. Besides chicken a variety of vegetables or even mushrooms, chicken, mutton and paneer can be cooked in this gravy.  It tastes great with Indian breads like naan, roti, parantha, chapatti or even with plain steamed rice.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kadai Chicken Recipe

  • Chcken cut into 12 pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions 3 medium

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Dried red chillies 5

  • Tomatoes 3 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick kadai. Slice onions and add and sauté. Heat another non-stick pan. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and dry roast for 1 minute. Add dried red chillies and roast till fragrant. Cool and powder coarsely.

Step 2

Chop tomatoes and puree in a blender. When onions are lightly browned add ginger-garlic paste and 2 tbsps water and sauté. Chop green chillies and add. Sauté for ½ minute and add powdered spices and stir.

Step 3

Add chicken and mix well. Add pureed tomatoes and mix well. Add salt, cashewnut paste and ½ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook. When it comes to a boil, reduce heat and cook for about 15 minutes or till the chicken is done.

Step 4

Switch off heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Serve hot.