Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kadai Chicken

This is a yummy kadai chicken recipe shared by a good friend of mine Upendra..Thanks Uppu for sharing this wonderful recipe. I am definitely trying this soon!
1lb Chicken
1 Onion, medium (preferably red onion)
1 Tbsp coriander seeds
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 Tbsp whole black pepper (depends on your spicyness)
2 Tomatoes, medium
1/4 Bell pepper
Ginger garlic paste, to taste
Red chilli powder, to taste
Salt, to taste

  1. Cut chicken into medium pieces and marinate with turmeric powder and little bit of ginger garlic paste (we will be using more gingergarlic paste in teh masala)
  2. Fry coriander seeds, cumin seeds till very light brown color and they start to give out the masala smell.
  3. Grind these 2 seeds along with the black pepper. Do not make a fine powder. Keep it granular.this is the masala that we will be using. and the main ingredient of taste
  4. Pour  oil in kadai (important that its a kadai to get that ultimate taste and more the oil more the taste). Put the chopped onions. Saute till very light brown.
  5. Add a tea spoon of masala, ginger garlic paste and tea spoon of red chilli powder  and little bit of salt(remember not to put a lot of masala, salt and red chilli as we will put more of this later)
  6. add finely chopped tomatos.
  7. Mix all these well and put a lid on the kadai and let it cook on medium heat. after about 2-3 minutes check if tomatos start oozing juice. Once the tomatos are cooked, add chopped capsicum (do not chop it finely, let it be a bit big pieces. size of a dice).
  8. Fry them for about 1-2 mins.
  9. Now, add chicken, add the masala, red chilli powder (you can add according to your spicy limits) and salt according to the taste
  10. Mix well and put the lid back. after about 3-4 minutes check if water starts to ooze. At this point pour some water (as required for the gravy)
  11. Put the lid back and let the chicken cook. After 4-5 minutes remove the lid and cook the rest with out a lid till the gravy thickens.
Have it with chapatis or naans...yummy kadai chicken ready!!!!