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Kadai Chicken Recipe

Comments : 6 Posted in : Non-veg main course on by : nrdubey Tags: , , ,

Date- 10.1.2016


About Recipe

Kadai chicken is delicious and mouth watery non-vegetarian delight of north India. Especially in restaurant this dish is very popular. Follow the step by step method and make this dish I am sure you will love it. So lets see how to make this yummy Kadai Chicken and share your feed back.

Cuisine – north Indian

Recipe type – main

Serve – 4-5


Measurements cup used, 1 cup = 220 ml


Chicken – 1 kg

Onion- 1 medium (chopped)

Tomato – 2 medium (chopped)

Curd – 2 – 3 tbsp

Bay leaf – 1

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Kasuri methi – 1 tsp

Salt – as needed

Water – ¾ or 1 cup (approximately)

Oil – 7-8 tbsp (adjust as needed)

For making kadai masala

Red chilly whole – 3-4

Coriander seeds – 2 – 3 tbsp

Black cardamon – 3

Green cardamon – 3

Cinnamon stick – 1 inch

Black pepper corn/ kalimirch – 5-6

Clove/loung – 3-4

For making masala paste

Onion – 3- 4 or 250 g

Garlic clove – 15- 18

Ginger – 1 inch

Green chilly – 2

Cumin/jeera – 1 tsp




Heat a dry kadai take all ingredients under ‘for making kadai masala’ and roast them for a minute in low – medium flame, let them cool down and make coarse powder. Keep aside.

In a big blender take all the ingredients under ‘for making masala paste’ and  make fine paste. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai add bay leaf and chopped onion, saute till onion get light brown.

Add grinded paste, garam masala and turmeric, saute and stir till oil separates from masala.

Add chicken pieces and fry them with masala for 5 mins on medium flame.

Add tomato paste and salt, stir.

Add dry kadai masala powder, stir and cover the chicken with the lid. Cook chicken in low heat for 10 to 15 mins, if needed stir in between.

After 15 mins chicken will release its juice.

Add curd and kasuri methi, stir and again cook chicken for 5 mins in low flame. For fast cooking cover with the lid.

After 5 mins add ¾ or 1 cup of water let cook chicken in that for some time.

Last check the chicken, if its get cooked switch off the flame other wise cook for some more time (for more gravy add some more water).

Kadai chichen is ready serve hot with chapati, tandoori roti, naan or rice.


In Short



Chop 1 onion and roughly chop 3-4 onions


Dry roast the ingredients under ‘for making kadai masala’


Until light brown


Grind into coarse powder


In a blender take the ingredients under’ for making paste’


Make fine paste


Heat oil add bay leaf and chopped onion, fry till light brown


Add grinded paste


Add turmeric and garam masala powder


Stir and saute till oil separates


Add chicken


Fry them for 5 mins on medium heat


Add tomato paste and salt, stir


Add kadai masala powder


Cover with lid and cook for 10 – 15 mins in simmer


Add curd and kasuri methi, cook for some time


Add water and cook till chicken get tender


Kadai chicken is ready




6 thoughts on : Kadai Chicken Recipe

  • Hasinbano
    March 19, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Very easy to cook

    • nrdubey
      March 19, 2016 at 3:50 am

      Thank you

  • Dipti
    July 27, 2016 at 6:18 am

    I tried this recipe twice at home. And everyone loved it. It’s a keeper. Thanks for suchha a yum recipe.

    • nrdubey
      July 27, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Thanks Dipti for your positive response. Keep trying recipe from my blog and share your feedback as well.

  • Neelam
    October 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Neelam,

    It was so easy to make and my family loved it. Thanks

    • nrdubey
      October 23, 2016 at 3:56 am

      Thank you so much Neelam for your positive feedback.

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