Monday, September 12, 2011

Kadai Chicken

Normally I avoid preparing chicken recipes with Chapati. The reason is its very difficult to prepare a veg gravy separately for me. So I go with only veg gravies.

I was craving to prepare chicken gravy with chapati, dont know the reason exactly; just like that. Yesterday was that day; I planned and made Whole Moong Dhal Kuzambu for lunch in excess so that I can have it for dinner. I made this recipe like kadai vegetables and with some more spices.

Kadai Chicken is thick gravy mostly served along with Chapati, Naan or any Indian Bread. I feel it is so special because of the addition of both chopped and pureed Onions and Tomatoes along with capsicum.

I couldn’t take a better picture as it vanished soon.


  • Chicken ½ kg
  • Chopped Capsicum ½ cup
  • Green Chillies 2
  • Onion (Medium) 1
  • Tomato (Big) 1
  • Aniseeds ½ tsp
  • Cumin ¼ tsp
  • Cloves 3
  • Chilli Powder ¾ tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala ¼ tsp
  • Ginger – Garlic Paste 1 ½ tsp
  • Chopped Ginger and Garlic 1 tsp each
  • Cream 4tbsp
  • Water 1 to 1 ½ cups
  • Salt
  • Oil

To fry and grind:

  • Onions (Medium) 2
  • Tomatoes (Medium) 2

To marinate Chicken

  • Yoghurt 3 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
  • Salt


  • Slit green chillies. Cut Capsicum and Tomato (Big) into cubes. Chop Ginger and Garlic into fine pieces.
  • Chop Onions lengthwise. Marinate Chicken and refrigerate for at least one hour.


  • Roughly chop Onions (2) and Tomatoes (2). Heat little Oil in a Pan. When hot, add chopped Onions. Fry till they turn translucent. Keep it aside. Now add Tomatoes and fry till its skin separates. Grind them to a paste when cooled.
  • Heat Oil in a pan. When hot add aniseeds, cumin and cloves. When the seeds crackle and turn slightly brown, add lengthwise chopped Onions, chopped Ginger and Garlic. Few seconds later, add Ginger-Garlic paste and Chillies. Fry till onions turn translucent.
  • Now add cubed Tomatoes. Fry till its skin separates.
  • Add Capsicum. Fry for a while and then add the Tomato-Onion Paste. Throw in all the powders and Salt.
  • Mix well and fry for some more time. Add marinated Chicken pieces and water. Close the lid and allow boiling.
  • When it is almost done, add the cream, mix well and cook for five more minutes and serve.

Serves: 2
Serve with any Indian bread or any flavored Rice.


Sangeetha M said...

kadai chicken wat a lovely recipe...never tried this before..looks so good n would like to try!!

Laxmipriya said...

Thank you sangee, for your very fast comment..

soujanya said...

kadai with roti.....
urs look real yumm...

Rinku Naveen said...

That looks so creamy and yumm!!!

Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful recipe dear, chicken looks super delicious, rich and creamy..!!

Priya Suresh said...

Wowww, seriously am drooling over that fabulous looking kadai chicken..

Ramya said...

this goes really wellwith chappathis..need to try soon

Sangeetha M said...

hi laxmi
triple awards are waiting for you at my space...plz come n collect them..thanq !!

Prema said...

Delicious and tempting recipe...

arthi said...

looks tempting and tasty..

Unknown said...

Looks so tempting laxmi. Love it absolutely.


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

haven t tried yet ...your version sounds great..:P
Tasty Appetite

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