Chicken Recipes – Kadhai Chicken Curry

kadai Chicken


Kadhai Chicken Curry – Origin

Chicken Recipes – Kadhai Chicken Curry – In my view, it is originated from India.The chicken curry prepared in the utensil name called kadai (in tamil) becomes kadai chicken.In Pakistan and Bangladesh the simillar recipe called as karahi chicken, gosht karahi, Kadhai chicken and so on.

Kadhai Chicken Curry – Spices and cooking method

Chicken Recipes – Kadhai Chicken Curry – The cooking method is based on South Indian cuisines. Usually the kadai chicken prepared using boneless chicken. I have done two methods,kadai chicken with bone and kadai chicken with can watch these recipes in my site.This is my version of cooking, in the first part marinated chicken pieces cooked with onion tomato, ginger garlic gravy with the basic spices(fresh powder or dry roasted) in a medium cooking process. The second part of the recipe includes sesame oil and crushed peppercorns added to the curry and cooked in the slow process till the gravy is thick. it makes the chicken very juicy, tender and well coated with spices.The texture and taste of the recipe is great. In Tamil Nadu, rice can be added at the end in the kadai and called as a kadai rice that everyone loves it.

Kadhai Chicken Curry – Nutritional health benefits

Chicken Recipes – Kadhai Chicken Curry – Chicken is known to be an excellent source of protein.These low-fat proteins helps in losing weight quickly.It contains phosphorus and calcium which helps in strengthening our teeth and bones. It contains Vitamin B6 that lowers your homocysteine level, and keeps heart healthy. It has minerals that strengthens your immune system.chicken is rich in selenium.Chicken is rich in vitamin B3 (Niacin), a vitamin that is essential for cancer protection.Eating chicken will keep energy levels high while metabolism-burning calories can manage to keep you at a healthy weight.Onion, tomato ,ginger,garlic, peppercorns, cumin, curry leaves have more medicinal properties and good for health.

Kadhai Chicken Curry – Serving method

Chicken Recipes – Kadhai Chicken Curry – is perfect dish for lunch or dinner. Kadhai Chicken Curry served as a main course for family gatherings, friends, parties or Sunday meal. This excellent dish can go well with rice, biryani, roti, naan, paratha, phulka, idli or dosa. Kadhai Chicken Curry is must try dish that anyone can do at any time. Try it.


Boneless Chicken -1kg
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon-1 small
Sesame Oil

For the Tempering / Tadka:

Cinnamon bark-3 pieces
Curry leaves-2 sprig
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

For the Sauté:

Onions-2 medium
Green chillies-2 medium
Garlic paste-1tsp
Ginger paste-1tsp
Tomatoes- 2 medium

Spices Used

Red chillies-3
Coriander seeds-2tbsp
Peppercorns -1/2tbsp
Curry leaves-2 sprig


Fresh Coriander — 1/3 bunches

Preparation method:

  1. Dry roast the spices(except peppercorns) and make a fine powder and keep aside.
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric ,salt and lemon juice for 15 mins.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Add chopped onions and green chillies and sauté it
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry it.
  6. Add tomatoes and the curry powder with turmeric and the salt.
  7. Allow it to cook for few mins in a medium flame.
  8. When the oil floats on the top, add the chicken pieces and mix it well
  9. Cover it and cook it for the 5 mins in a medium flame.
  10. Add water and cook it for 7 mins in a medium flame.
  11. When the chicken is cooked sprinkle sesame oil and crushed peppercorns add it to the chicken curry and mix it well.
  12. Cook it in a slow flame for 7 mins.
  13. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with rice or roti.