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kadai chicken

Kadai Chicken Gravy

Kadai Chicken is a delicious Indian chicken curry with spicy and smokey flavour. An easy to prepare chicken dish is cooked with freshly ground spices for a special flavour. This restaurant-style spicy karahi chicken goes well with naan or any other Indian bread.
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Course: curry, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: 30 minutes, Chicken, kadai chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


To Marinate

  • 400 grams Chicken Curry Cut

To Roast and Grind

  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies

For the Gravy

  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger for puree
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic for puree
  • 3 tomatoes for puree
  • 2 Green Chilli Slit into half
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Capsicum Cubed
  • Onion Cubed and separated
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ cup Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi


  • On medium low heat, dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, and dried red chilies until aromatic and browned.
  • To make a powder, cool the roasted spices and ground them.
  • In a pan, melt the ghee or heat oil.
  • Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Tip in chopped onions and fry them.
  • Fry the onion until light brown in colour.
  • Add slit green chilli.
  • Now add turmeric powder and mix.
  • Add freshly pureed ginger, garlic, tomato.
  • Cook on high heat for 5 minutes then add freshly ground kadai masala.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook the masala
  • Next add in chicken .
  • Cook chicken and masala for a few minutes.
  • To the pan add 1 cup of water and salt to taste.
  • Add fresh cream and mix the gravy nicely.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook the chicken until it is almost done.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes after adding the capsicum, onion cubes, butter and freshly crushed kasuri methi.
  • Mix the gravy and serve immediately.



Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2093IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg