Monday, August 25, 2008

Kadhai Chicken

Ahhhhh... Today I was in great mood to cook something special for Dinner!! And when I come in mood I can never stop putting all those fattening and heavy things... And you know, its pardonable once in a while!! The perfect Kadhai chicken was accompanied by amazing parath parantha of Sumeru which is very easily available in almost all supermarkets!! But a word of caution : Its was a very heavy dinner. Its just 10 p.m and I have yawned almost 4 times since I started writing this post!!

  • 1 Kg - Chicken pieces
  • 1/2 cup - Curd
  • 1/2 cup - Cream
  • 1 tbsp - Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2 tsp - Kala Zeera
  • 2 tbsp - Oil
  • 1 tbsp - Butter
  • Salt to taste

Masala (to grind):

  1. 2 - Onions
  2. 2 - Tomatoes
  3. 10 - Cashewnuts, soaked in hot water for 20 mts and ground
  4. 1 tbsp - Chilly powder , 1tbsp - Special Garam masala, 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder, 1 tsp - Coriander powder, 1 tbsp - Ginger-garlic paste

To make special Garam masala(make around 60 gms of powder):

  • 25 gms - Coriander seeds
  • 12 gms - Cinnamon
  • 5 gms - Cardomom
  • 5 gms - Cloves
  • 5 gms - Jeera / Cumin
  • 5 gms - Saunf /Fennel
  • 5 gms - Pepper


  • Heat a pan with butter and slightly fry the chicken and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and when hot put the kala jeera and let it splutter. Saute onion paste till golden brown on low flame.
  • Add the 4th ground masala paste and fry
  • Saute in the tomato puree till the water is absorbed
  • Add the chicken pieces and season with salt and pour enough water and cook over low heat till tender
  • Add the curd and cashew paste and simmer
  • Add cream, stir and remove from fire
  • Dry roast the kasuri methi in a pan and add it into the curry and cover it from some time so that the flavour doesnt escape.
  • Serve hot with parantha


Passionate About Baking said...

This looks yummy Divz...what a lot of nice flavours. YUM!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow i have to learn how to make this parotha from u. Chicken looks yummy.

Divz said...

hi kf...
i wish i cud also make this parantha..he he he..
i bought it from a supermarket(have mentioned in the blog)..its from a brand called sumeru!!

Lajuana said...

Well written article.