Kadai Chicken

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Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins
Kadai Chicken Image

Kadai Chicken

  • Author: Mish
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Kadai Chicken is a delicious, spicy and flavourful Indian chicken curry dish made with freshly ground spices. This curry goes well with naan or any Indian bread.



Kadai Chicken

  • 800 gms Chicken
  • 3 Tomato – pureed
  • 1 tsp Ginger–Garlic Paste – heaped (½ tsp ginger and ½ tsp garlic)
  • 1 Onion – medium size cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Rock Salt (you can also use table salt)
  • 1 tbsp Kadai Masala

Kadai Masala

  • 10 to 12 Red Chilies Whole
  • 1 tbsp Pepper Corns
  • 1 tbsp Coriander/Dhania Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin/Jeera Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel/Saunf Seeds


  1. Let us first prepare the Kadai masala
  2. Heat a pan add whole red chilies, pepper corns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds roast them on low heat for 2 minutes. The spices will release a nice nutty aroma, switch off the gas and keep it aside.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Once it cools down, grind it coarsely.
  5. Keep it aside.
  6. Marinade the chicken with turmeric powder and salt for at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Heat a kadai add oil.
  8. Now add the tomato puree.
  9. Stir it well. Now add the ginger garlic paste, salt, chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix it all very well.
  10. Cook it on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, the oil will start separating out.
  11. Now add the kadai masala and mix.
  12. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  13. Now add the chicken and mix well.
  14. Let all the masalas incorporate well.
  15. Cover and cook on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
  16. Stir in between so that the masala does not stick to the pan.
  17. Add onions and cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  18. Add 1 cup water and stir well.
  19. Let it cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  20. Kadai chicken is now ready to serve.
  21. Enjoy with roti, paratha or naan.Kadai Chicken Image

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