Kadai Chicken


‘Kadai Chicken’ is a chicken curry which is cooked in a kadai/ skillet and also served in a kadai/skillet.  The chicken is cooked with all the other ingredients in a tomato based thick gravy and in their natural juices.  It tastes best when cooked in an iron kadai.  Delicious ‘Kadai Chicken’ can be served  with roti, paratha, rice or bread.

This tasty chicken goes to Priya for the event “Think Spice: Think Coriander Seeds” which was started by Sunita



Chicken – 1 kg cut into pieces.

Ginger – 1 tbsp chopped

Garlic – 1 tbsp chopped

Green chillies – 4 chopped

Coriander powder – 4 tsp

Chilly powder – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Tomatoes – 3 chopped

Kasoori Methi/ Dry fenugreek leaves – 2 tsp

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp



Heat oil in a pan and fry ginger, garlic and green chillies.  Add the spice powders and fry till aroma comes out.  Add the tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes till they are soft.  Now add the chicken pieces and salt.  Mix well and cover with a lid.  Do not add water.  Cook on low fire till done.  Stir in between.  Open the lid and add kasoori methi.  Cook for few minutes more.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.  Cheers!


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  1. Yummyilicious Kadai chicken looks great, congrats on ur awards Lissie..

  2. Congrats on the award Lissie and the Kadai chicken is making me drool, even if we had chicken for lunch a couple of hours ago.

  3. That looks so so delicous.

  4. Oh wow!!! yummy chciken!!

  5. Thank you Priya!

  6. Ivy, try some of my Indian chicken recipes…you will love them, especially Kadai Chicken 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Thank you Happy!

  8. Thanks a lot Sarah dear!

  9. The chicken looks yummy.. the presentation is very tempting.. I have been thinking this is a very tough dish.. but your recipe makes it sound so simple.. I am quite inspired!

  10. Congrats!!!
    kalakki!!!This is really making drool :)oru rakshayum illa lissie such a lovely colour and great click dear:)

  11. vaayil vellamoorunnu Lissie 🙂

  12. Look at the nice brown gravy on top *jealous* This one adds to my to-eat list, ok?

  13. Thanks a lot Hema! this is indeed a very simple recipe, yet very tasty! try it and let me know… 🙂

  14. Thank you Sangeetha for your lovely comment! hope you will try it soon… 😀

  15. Thank you Nags!

  16. Thank you Hb dear! please let me know about the outcome… 🙂

  17. Simply awesome!!!!

  18. Awesome recipe!! Everyone loved it. Thanks