Thursday, November 02, 2006

Kadai chicken

I don't know why..all at home (hmmm.. only 3 :)) love this chicken.We love to have just this as a snack.Kadai chicken, as the name itself says made in deep wok and fried till the dish is almost dry.An excellent side kick for a good glass of wine according to my H.


Chicken - 1/2 lb
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1(finely chopped or grinded)
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Dania powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
Kasoori methi - 1/2tsp
Oil - 2tbsp
Salt - as needed

For grinding

Poppy seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 5-6
Peppercorns - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 1
Clove - 1
Perunjeera - 1/4tsp


Grind all the ingredients listed under "For grinding" into a fine paste.Heat oil in a pan and fry onion till they are golden brown.Add GG paste and thenadd the chilly,dania,turmeric powders and fry for some time.Now add the tomaotes and salt and fry till oil separates.Now add the grounded masala and fry till the raw smell goes.Finally add the chicken pieces and let it cook.don not pour water and do not cover the pan.Cook the chicken till all the juices is dried up.The dish should look almost like a fried chicken with no sauce at all.Finally add kasoori methi and fry for some more minute.Serve hot with rice/roti etc.

Note:Before grinding the masalas, soak poppy seeds and cashews in a cup of water and microwave for abt 40sec.This will help to grind the poppy seeds well.


FH said...

I know why !! Look at that dish !!
I would like some please.:))
Looks great, Mahesh!!

Vani said...

It sure looks yummy! :-)

Anonymous said...

hai akka i tried this recipe and its really tasty.. thaks akka.. add some mutton recipe also plz..

Unknown said...

Thanks Asha,vani,A.
A, you can have kadai mutton pretty much the same way, just u might have to pressure cook the mutton for abt 3 whistles and then cook it open.I tried mutton for diwali, will post the recipe soon.

Anonymous said...

what is perunjeera

Unknown said...

Perunjeeragam is fennel seeds...

Anonymous said...

Hi Maheshwari,

I tried kadai chicken this weekend & it came out very yummy.Thanks a lot for the nice recipe.