Kadhai Chicken | कढाई चिकन

Prep time
5 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-Nonveg
Servings
4-5

Ingredients

  • धने / धनिया / Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • जीर / जीरा / Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • मीरे / काली मिर्च / Black peppers – 1/2 tsp
  • इलायची / Cardamom – 1
  • मोटी इलायची / Black Cardamom – 1
  • लाल मिरची / Dry red chilli – 4-5
  • लाल मिरची / Dry Kashmiri chilli – 4-
  • तेल / Oil – 1/4 cup
  • चिकन / Chicken – 1 whole
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per taste
  • लसुन / लेहसुन / Garlic – 1 tbsp
  • अदरक / Ginger – 1tbsp
  • टमाटर / Tomato (diced) -2
  • दही / Curd – 1/4 cup
  • गरम मसाला / Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • कोथंबीर / धिनया पत्ता / Coriander leaves (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • मिरची / Green Chili (thin sliced) -2-3
  • अदरक / Ginger (thin sliced) -1 inch

Instructions

  1. Lets make masala first
  2. Heat a pan on med, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppers, cardamom, dry red chili, Kashmiri red chili, roast it well from all sides until aromatic and turns light golden
  3. Turn off heat and let is cool down completely
  4. Once cooled grind to fine powder, set aside
  5. Not lets work on curry, take chicken, clean a wash throughly, we are using whole chicken
  6. Heat Kadhai on med, add oil, let it heat
  7. Add chicken, mix well
  8. Add salt, mix well and roast chicken for 4-5 min
  9. Add garlic paste, ginger paste, mix well, roast for 1-2 min
  10. Add tomato, cook till tomato is soft
  11. Add curd, Garam Masala, mix well
  12. Add coriander leaves, add thin slices green chilis, thin slices ginger, mix well
  13. Cook till chicken is well done.
  14. Spicy Kadhai chicken is ready!

Tips

  1. Grind Masala powder fine for best consistency
  2. Roasting chiken in oil gives it a nice flavor
  3. This recipe is conventionally prepared in kadai, but pan works well too
  4. Beat curd smooth before adding to gravy

How to serve

  1. Serve hot!
  2. Serve with roti, naan, chapati

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