Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kadai Chicken

Its been a long tiring day today with all Diwali cleaning @ home, but still was in a good mood to cook and started up with my first Recipe on the blog dedicated to my friend
Kadai Chicken
(Spicy chicken with rich Aroma of Ginger, Garlic and Tomatoes)
Time: 40 mins
Servings: 3-4
Spice: Medium
  1. Chicken 1 Kg 10 -12 pieces
  2. Coriander Powder 2 tablespoons
  3. Cumin Powder 2 tablespoons
  4. Black Pepper 2 tablespoons
  5. Whole dry Red Chilli's 6 ( I'm a spice eater, so I used 11)
  6. Ginger 2 Inch piece
  7. Garlic 15 cloves
  8. Onion 1 Large chopped
  9. Tomatoes 3 Large finely chopped ( U can use tomato paste too, I used ¼ cup tomato paste)
  10. Green chili 5(Optional, I love green chili in my cooking )
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Water: 1.5 cups
  13. Butter and Oil 2 tablespoons each
Mix Coriander powder, cumin powder and black pepper in a small bowl and keep aside (This is dry masala) .Grind Red Chilli's with garlic and ginger to a fine paste. Heat Butter and Oil in a Kadai, add onion,green chili and sauté till light brown. Add half of the dry masala and the chills-ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 3-4 mins. Add tomatoes and salt and continue to saute till tomatoes become soft. In case the mixture is getting burnt reduce the flame and add half cup of water and let it cook. Add chicken at this point, and rest of the Dry masala powder. Add cup of water. Cover and let it cook on medium heat till chicken is done. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve Hot


  1. cooked this for dinner tonight, absolutely delicious! thanks ajitha, for the awesome recipe, and i hope u come up with more mouth-watering recipes for us :D

  2. u r rocking... Sai is fully enjoying i suppose!!! with all these mouth watering dishes..