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Kadai chicken recipe
Kadai Chicken Recipe, Chicken Karahi | Chicken Kadai Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Kadai chicken recipe is a popular chicken gravy of north part of India. Kadai chicken is a mild chicken gravy cooked with crunchy capsicum and onions. The main flavour and aroma comes from homemade kadai masala powder.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 4 Servings
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 medium size onion cubed
  • 2 tablespoon home made kadai masala powder
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or grated
  • 250 grams boneless chicken washed & cleaned, cubed
  • 2 medium tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 large green capsicum cubed
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt or normal yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped
  1.  Heat a deep sauce pan on medium heat. Add oil to heat up. Add cubed onions and saute for 2 minutes. Onions will become translucent then add half of kadai masala powder. Mix together.

  2.  Add red chillies and ginger garlic paste (I used grated ginger garlic). Saute for a minute or till the raw aroma goes.

  3. Add chicken and saute for 2-3 minutes.

  4. It will change colour from red to white upon cooking.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cover the lid. Cook for 3 minutes or until tomatoes are mushy.

  6.  Add green capsicum and saute for 2 minutes. Add water to adjust consistency. Let the kadai chicken cook for 5 minutes on low heat with the lid on.

  7. Note - Add boiled and warm water to adjust consistency.
  8. Then sprinkle kasuri methi, garam masala, remaining kadai masala powder and yogurt. Mix everything.

  9.  Add chopped coriander leaves. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

  10. Switch off the gas. When kadai chicken cool down, consistency will be thickened.

  11. Delicious kadai chicken is ready to serve with chapati, naan or rice.