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Monday, August 22, 2011

Kadai Chicken





Now after a very long time I am preparing my all time favourite north Indian chicken preparation. Kadai Chicken is that recipe which caught my fancy during my five year stay in Delhi. When ever there were guests in my house and I wanted them to relish my cooking, I used this preparation as my ultimate move. And till now the strike rate is 100% in terms of compliments that I have received. Kadai Chicken is a dish which not only looks great but also tastes great if prepared with passion. It can be complimented with both rice as well as rotis during any point of time.
                                                                         
To Marinate the Chicken you need:
1/2 kg Chicken, cut into medium pieces
3/4 cup Curd
5-6 Garlic pods
1” inch Ginger, chopped
3-4 Green chilies
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Garam masala

Masala Ingredients:
3 big Onions, ground to a paste
1”inch Ginger juliennes
3-4 Garlic, chopped
2-3 Green chillies
3 Tomatoes, ground to a paste
2 tsp Kasoori Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 Kashmiri chilly powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Garam masala
1 Capsicum (I used half red and half green capsicum here)
1/2 Cream
1 tbsp fresh chopped Coriander leaves (optional)
3 tbsp Oil

Method:
Wash and pat dry the chicken pieces. Make a paste of ginger-garlic-green chillies and mix it with curd. Add all the ingredients mentioned for the marination above. Mix well and keep aside fo 1/2 an hour.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a Kadhai and fry the marinated chicken till all the curd liquid is soaked up and it’s crisp on the outside. Keep aside.
Now in the same kadhai heat oil, fry onion paste till the raw smell disappears, add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Add salt and stir well for another 5 minutes. Add Tomato paste and fry till it leaves oil. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and stir well. Add chopped capsicum , chicken, kasoori methi and sprinkle garam masala. Stir well and add ½ cup water here if you want little gravy. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or till the chicken is cooked. Add cream, mix well and cook for 2 minutes before removing from heat. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy this lip-smacking with Naan or any kind of bread of your choice.



This goes to my friend Lubna's event Joy From Fasting to Feasting IV  and Jabeen's Corner ongoing event Iftar Nights.
 

                                                                                                 

47 comments:

  1. wow yummy mouthwatering recipe will try next time

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  2. Looks so delicious! Got to cook extra rice for second helpings!

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  3. looks too good.. would love to try this soon..

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  4. Wow chicken makes me drool..so tempting..great preparation dear

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  5. OMG!!!!! Water is running in my mouth right now! It looks so yummy! nice recipe, Deepa..thanks for sharing!

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  6. I make it almost in the similar manner...looks fantastic.

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  7. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. Yummy :)

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  8. Wow....yummy.....looks absolutely delicious...

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  9. Wow yummy chicken. I am hungry again. Can the same be adapted for paneer/tofu?

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  10. Looks delicious dear ...just so fab ...

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  11. Now you have made me very hungry... Long time since I had chicken... want to try this soon!!
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  12. I just had my dinner and u have made me hungry again......bookmarked!!

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  13. yum yum... perfect for this ramadan...

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  14. kadai chicken looks super delicious, never tried it, pics have tempted me to try this soon..:)

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  15. it looks great deepa!!! lovely pics!!!!

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  16. Simply perfect!!! I can see why this is such a hit always!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Very inviting and fingerlicking kadai chicken..seriously makes me hungry..

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  18. Kadai chicken darun lagche dekhte, none can resist complmenting you after eating so yummy looking chicken..will try ur recipe

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  19. Wow...just wonderful...Super Like :)

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  20. looks so inviting Deepa...yummy yummy

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  21. Ohhh good Lord! This may sounds stupid...but do you have any leftover! I would love to eat this right off your post :)

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  22. Wow...Chicken looks so nice and creamy...It's making me drool...

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  23. Wow!!! Yummy and creamy dish. Loved this a lot.

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  24. I like the bit about frying the marinated chicken, must try it out.

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  25. Decadent chicken straight to the eyes, it caught my attention right away dear.

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  26. One of my fav dish. this one looks so nice. Delicious!

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  27. Kadai chicken looks delicious, and tempting for veggie like me.

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  28. kadhai chicken is absolute delish Deepa...and I also do fry the marinated chicken...it gives such a burnt flavour to the dish I love...and I can understand why this is such a hit...loved it

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  29. I agree swathi,it looks so tempting veggie like me.

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  30. Looks so presentable.. love the recipe..

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  31. Kadai chicken looks really delicious. Chicken looks so tempting..

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  32. A chicken lover's delight, I'll bet! :) cheers, priya

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  33. Love this dish a lot Deeps..Finger licking delicious

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  34. Yum! This dish is so filled with flavor. I can see why it is a big hit:)

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  35. Looks soo tempting, yummy and delicious...my all time fav..:)

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  36. This looks so tempting I am going to make this for my Husbands B'day party next week.Thank you dear for sharing this.

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  37. very tempting mouth watering recipe..very lovely presentation too!!

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  38. Tempting and yummy kadai chicken.

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  39. Very tempting chicken curry,looks so delicious.

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  40. You have an awesome blog I must say. Kadahi chicken is tempting too. will give it a try sometime. Do visit my blog at http://mixcalculations.blogspot.com

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  41. One of my fav quick chicken dish. Love it every time!

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  42. This is definitely a crowd pleasing dish. It is important when entertaining to have a dish that has a "100% strike rate". This is a beautiful dish.

    Velva

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  43. Thank you friends for your inspiring words...

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  44. Hey Deepa,

    I made your Kadai Chicken and it was literally licked off the plates. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

    I have posted this in my blog. Please hop over when you find time.
    http://amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com/2011/12/kadai-chicken.html

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  45. Yumm and delish luking Chicken Dear.Awesome Click.Happy and delish Newyear 2012!

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