Chicken Kadai

Recently I have been trying my luck with chicken dishes as well. When I was preparing this one, I thought it might not come well. But the end result was good. Our guest for that day, who was a hard-core non-vegetarian, liked it very much.

Chicken ½ kg
Onion 1
Coriander leaves 3-4 strands
Garam masala 1 tea spn
Red chilli powder 1 tea spn
Coriander powder ½ tea spn
Jeera powder ½ tea spn
Turmeric powder a pinch
Ginger-garlic paste 1 tea spn
Oil/ghee 1 tbl spn

Heat ghee/oil and fry finely chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste till onions turn slightly brownish. Add chicken pieces and all other ingredients (except coriander leaves). Cover and cook till water is absorbed and chicken is cooked thoroughly. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 30min

24 thoughts on “Chicken Kadai”

  1. Hi Shilpa ……………I tried this was last evening. It came out very well. …..Yummy. Hubby liked it very much. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  2. Chandani, this is a completely dry dish. So checken is allowed to cook on a low flame and in oil. If required, just sprinkle only a little water.

  3. Hi Shilpa,
    I tried this dish it was really delicious,i added a bit of pepper powder and little vinegar to get a little sour taste as no tomatoes are used but the dish was awsome,thanks a lot.

  4. Hi,
    I did give this recipe a try but unfortunately it didn’t turn out the way it is shown in the picture. I don’t see any onions in the picture. I did add some tomatoes paste to flavour it.
    Similarly the onion bajji. How do you get such a good coating for 2 onions from a 3tblsp of besan powder.


  5. Coold, if you observe properly, you can find onions in the picture. I had cut them into very small pieces and fried them well. I did not add tomato paste. It had turned out great, I don’t know what went wrong when you tried it.

    About onion bajji, the recipe was written when I was in India. I was not having the idea of onions in US. there the onions are quite small compared to the ones here. In my recent posts, I try my best to give the measurements in cups.

  6. Thanks for the reply Shilpa.
    That’s absolutely right about the onions they are much smaller out there and I sure will give the chicken recipe another shot . I should say though the chattambade I tried out was awesome and thanks for posting your recipes for people who love to try different homemade delicacies. I am glad to have come across your site.

  7. Shilpa Srinivasan

    Hi Shilpa,

    I tried your new recipe,”Chicken kadai”. It was really good.

    Can you post a recipe for “Chicken kebab” as well?

    Shilpa Srinivasan.

  8. Hi Shilpa,

    I tried this dish yesterday for dinner.My hubby and my daughter liked it very much.I added a little bit of haldi and vinegar.The dish came out very tasty, thanks a lot.

  9. hi shilpa
    here u say cook till water is absorbed,but measure of water is not given ,can u specify
    please .i want to try this dish so please hhelp out

    Shilpa: Sabrina, use about half cup of water.

  10. thanks dear actual i stumpled on this siteby chance & boy am i glad that i did so, ur receipies aresimply awesum.keep up the good dear can u post a receipie for chilli chicke?

  11. Hi Shilpa
    I am another one like sabrina i wish to cook chilly chicken too cud i replace paneer for in the paneer chilly for chilly chicken I thought so 😕 what do you say
    PS:I also wish to see andhra chicken on your site soon

    Shilpa: Yes you can replace paneer with chicken in the recipe. What do you mean by Andhra chicken? Andhra has many of chicken recipes, which one are you looking for?

  12. Hi Shilpa,
    Tried this recipe yesterday.It came out really good.
    Could you pls tell me how to check if chicken is completely cooked.I felt my chicken was cooked fully when I ate it but there was little raw smell which wouldn’t go off.Could you tell me what I could do for that?

    Shilpa: To remove any unwanted smell of chicken, some people add turmeric to it and leave aside for sometime.
    The chicken turns white in color after it is cooked. So if you see any transparent/pinkish portions on it, that means it is not cooked. I usually cut one piece with the spoon and if it breaks easily, that means it is cooked.

  13. Dear, Sir,Mdm,
    Iam chandrika. Ido not know how to cook, can you teach me how to cook only indian food sand me every day letter.

  14. I love ur recipes but sometimes i feel really sick when i read the comments for a simple recipe like above…therez nothing spl abt the above dish but ppl still compliment u for adding salt n pepper to chicken….dont u feel sick of ppl like these 🙂 apart from this i like ur website

  15. Hi, it looks delicious…..surely i will try it….i have one doubt the cumin which is mentioned in your recipes is the small one or big one

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