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Saturday, April 20, 2013


Kadai Chicken literally means Chicken cooked in a Kadai. Kadai is a Indian cooking pot.I got this recipe from a family friend. I have made it 1-2 times and it came out well. Hope you will also like it. This spicy Chicken dish is a good compo with Chapathi/ Roti/ Naan/ Rice/ Fried Rice etc...Here is the recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes.



1 kg Chicken  
4 tsp Red chillie powder/Lal Mirch powder/Chuvanna Mulaku powder
3 tsp Coriander powder/ Dhaniya powder/Kothamalli powder
1 tsp Lemon juice/Nimbu/Cherunaranga
300 gm Cocanut oil
12 flakes Garlic/Lasun/Veluthulli  
2 inch Ginger/Adrak/Injee
50 gm Butter/Makhan/Venna
7 Red Chillie/ Lal Mirch/Chuvanna Mulaku
25 gm Raisins/Dry Angoor/Dry Munthiri
25 gm Cashew nut/Kaju/Kasuandi parippu
5 tbsp Thanthuri Masala
5 tbsp Chat Masala
5 tbsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Tumeric powder/Haldi powder/Manjal powder
1tsp Black Pepper /Kali mirchi /Kurumulaku
1 Cocanut (Grated)
1/2 kg Tomatoes
25 gm Cinnamon/Dalchini/Karuvapatta
20 gm Cloves/Lavang/Grambu
4 nos Onion//Piaz/Ulli (Savala)
3 tbsp Curry leaves/Currypatta/Karivepila
3 tbsp Coriander leaves/Kotmir/Kothamalli ela
Salt to taste.

1.Heat a pan with coconut oil. Add one part of ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves, grated coconut stir well for 3 minutes and add 2tsp Chilli powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder and coriander powder stir a minute and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onion and stir till it become light brown. Add chopped tomatoes stir till it become light soft.
3. Grind onion, tomatoes, Black pepper, Cinnamon and Cloves.
4. Take a kadai with 3 glasses of water, heat it and add 1st and grinded iteams, Add salt to taste. Cook it till boil. Now gravy is ready.
5. Cut the Chicken into medium size pieces and clean it well. Marinate chicken pieces with little salt, 1 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tsp chillie powder for 15 minutes.
6. Take a pan with coconut oil, heat it , fry the chicken in a medium flame till it light brown.
7. Take a kadai with butter and heat it. Add ginger-garlic pieces,red chillie(cuted lengthwise) stir a minute and add Thanthuri masala, Garam masala and Chat masala. Stir in a medium flame. Add fried Chicken, gravy and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes and turn off the flame.
8. Transfer the kadai Chicken to the serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves, raisins, cashew nuts.
1. If you don't have garam masala add chicken masala.
Nutrition facts:
Per serving.  (Serving: 7)
Calories-                                423.8                                                      
Total fat-                                15.7
Saturated fat-                        5.3
Cholestrol-                            219.3mg
Sodium-                                 1265.1mg
Total carbohydrates-            17.2g
Dietary fiber-                        4.0g
Sugars-                                  0.2g
Protein-                                 53.5g
Vitamin A-                            42.6%
Vitamin B12-                        14.9%
Vitamin B6-                          59.7%
Vitamin C-                            50.77%
Vitamin E-                            8.9%
Calcium -                              7.8%
Iron -                                     29.4%    Based on 2000 calorie diet.

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