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Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken is a spicy chicken dish with a rich aroma given by the Ginger and Tomatoes. It makes an excellent side dish for Briyani and makes a great alternative toBaraha Mutton.Usually served in a brass dish called ‘Kadai’ in Indian restaurants.

Preparation Time: 50 minutes
No of servings: 4-5

Spice Level: 3.5 out of 5

Kadai Chicken
Kadai Chicken


  • Chicken : 1 kg
  • Tomato : 1 kg ( chopped)
  • Red Chili : 6-8 ( coarse powder)
  • Green chili : 2 (sliced )
  • Garam Masala :1 tsp
  • Oil : 1/2 cup
  • Ginger : 3 2/3 tbsp ( 50 gms) ( chopped )
  • Garlic : 4 tsp
  • Capsicum :1/2 ( cut into small cubes)
  • Coriander Leaves : 2tsp


Method of preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add Garlic paste, red chili(fry the whole red chili and grind it into fine powder), tomato and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Stirring constantly add ginger and green chillies. Add salt and cook on a medium heat for 3 – 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and sprinkle garam masala. Cover and cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  4. When the chicken is cooked and when oil seperates from the masala, garnish it with coriander leaves capsicum.
  5. Serve hot.

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Credit : kathija jamshed


  1. Hi Shriya,
    Very beautiful blog you own!
    Nice recipes, esp. these tasty chicken recipes, I love them.
    Thanks for visiting my site, Hope to see you again! 🙂

  2. kadhai chicken is yummier with a dash of butter

  3. Hi Priya, I tried this dish and it came out good too.. do u know to make spicy fried fish? if u do send me that recipe when u get time. planning to make ur chicken biriyani tomorrow, i hope it turns out good.

  4. Saved my soul…never knew 123 about cookin and made a a brillaint impression on my gal and frens…thanks angel


  5. It is really good, Added one point here to take some onions on fry time. it was realyy good.
    Keep posting new dishes, you are so good.

  6. hi Aarteeji,
    if you do get the spicy fish recipe, please send me too.
    be peaceful!

  7. Thanks Shriya,
    God Bless

    • really a nice recipy…………..:-)

  8. Dear Shyria,
    Thanks for sharing these mouth watering recipes.

  9. Dear Shriya,
    this is an awesome recipe.i m looking up recipes from your list .
    you are an awesome cook.
    thank you.

  10. Dear Shriya,

    Thks a lot……brgds…Nitin

  11. Dear Shriya,

    I tried your recipe above. The curry turned out really good. Yummy Yummy!

    Thanks a ton

  12. IT WAS GOOD,

  13. Thanx a lot, ur recipe really work to impress my husband

  14. there was a different recipe in this site with kasturi methi in it and garnishd with ginger…i badly need tat one…cud u help me or anyone

  15. Ooh my new favorite Indian recipe blog! Thanks so much! This looks fabulous. I am completely addicted to Indian food right now. I think I will make this tonight. YUM!

  16. its really tasty yar

  17. This is a lovely dish. Very easy to make. The chillie heat is complemented wonderfully by the ginger. I added chopped shallots that I had lying around. Great stuff! Will be making this again. Cheers!

  18. Comment thanks

  19. onion is not used in this recepie, any way nice dish……


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