kerala style kadai chicken


Kadai Chicken:
Kadai Chicken is a very famous non-veg delight in restaurants. This spicy & yummy Indian recipe tastes juicy with distinct flavor of bell pepper.

In this recipe, the chicken is cooked in a red gravy with whole spices. This dish takes its real color & flavor by cooking in a thick bottomed Wok called  Kadhai  in India.

It tastes great with Indian Naan,  Roti,  Paratha, Chapati or even with plain rice.

Making kadai chicken at home is really easy..!

Check out this tasty home preparation… I am sure you will love this recipe..:)


Chicken             – 1/2  kg
To marinate:
Red chilly pwd              –  2 tsp
Turmeric pwd                – ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste        – 1 tsp
Lemon juice                  – 1 tbsp
Salt                              – ½ tsp
To prepare Gravy:
Oil                                – 3 to 4 tbsp
Bay leaf                        – 1
Cardamom                    – 2
Cloves                          – 4
Cinnamon                     – 1
Star anise                     – 1
Onion                           – 2
Ginger garlic paste        – 1 tsp
Coriander pwd               – 1 ½ tsp
Cumin pwd                    – ½ tsp
Tomato                         – 2
Red chilly pwd              – 2 tsp
Chopped capsicum       – ¼ cup
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Prepare marinade with the ingredients given above.

Add chicken and mix well in the marinade.

Marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a thick bottomed wok /kadai.
Add whole garam masala spices.

Sauté till it crackles.
Add finely chopped onion.

Fry till onion turns light brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till raw smell disappears. ( approx 1 min )

Add coriander pwd and cumin pwd.
Sauté further for 2 mins.
Mash tomatoes and add it.

Mix well and cook closed for 2 mins.

Once the oil separates out, add red chilly pwd, cook till the masala thickens.

Combine and add marinated chicken pieces.

Mix properly in medium flame, so that all the pieces are coated well in the gravy.
Add 1 ½ cup water, cover and cook for 10 mins.

Stir in between.
Cook for another 5 to 7 mins.

Once the chicken is three-fourth done, add chopped capsicum / bell pepper, garam masala & salt.

Stir well and cook for another 5 to10 mins in low flame. ( till the chicken is completely cooked .

Turn off flame and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Yummy Kadai Chicken is ready.

This tastes great with roti / plain rice / chapathi or with paratha.

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