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Recipe for Spicy Creamy Kadai Chicken

Kadai chicken, is a dish that originates from the northern and north-western parts of South Asia.  It is usually served with naan, roti or rice.


For marination

1 kg chicken

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1/2 tsp pepper powder

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp oil

salt to taste

For the paste

2 medium tomatoes

2 Green chillies

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tsp chilli powder

3 Black cardamoms

3 Cloves

1 cup water

For Sautéing

2 large onion sliced

1/2 tsp ginger

3 finely chopped Green chillies

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

3/4 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

1 cup cream


1.Marinate chicken with the ingredients mentioned and keep it aside for a while.

2.Grind all the ingredients to form a fine paste.

3.In a frying pan, shallow fry chicken pieces to light brown colour.

4.In the same oil add onion, ginger and green chillies and stir till golden .

5.Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and dried fenugreek leaves.

6.Now add the tomato mixture and a cup of water.

7.Once it boils, add fried chicken pieces and mix everything together.

8.Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.

9.Finally, add a cup of cream to give it a rich taste and add some mint leaves on top.

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