Kadai Chicken is also known as a kadai ghost prepared with mutton or lamb and this dish is originated from Pakistan and North India. This dish is known for it's spicy and flavourful taste and can be served with naan, roti or jeera rice. As everybody knowns this days cooking is all about experimenting and cooking something different and that how I keep trying something new every time. I have added capsicum in to this dish which is optional and I have used milk instead of cream and it still gave me the thick and creamy gravy which went very well with homemade garlic naan. It is worth trying this recipe and you will be very happy with the results.
Ingredient's to make kadai masala.
1tsp whole coriander seeds
2 dry red chilli
1/2tsp black pepper
3 bay leaves
2 green cardamom
1inch cinnamon stick.
(Dry roast all the above in ingredients and grind it to a fine powder)
1/2kg chicken (cut into medium pieces)
1 big onion (finely chopped)
1 cup tomato puree
1 medium green capsicum (cut into small cubes)
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp red chilli powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder
1tbsp kadai masala, 1/2tsp garam masala
1tsp kasoori meethi (dry fenugreek leaves)
1/4cup curd, 1/4cup milk
1tsp lemon juice
Oil and Salt to taste.
In a wok, add oil and fry ginger garlic paste, then add onion and fry for 2 minutes. Add turmeric, salt and chicken, fry for 2 to 3minutes. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and kadai masala fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the tomato puree, curd, milk and capsicum and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or till all the masala is coated well to the chicken and oil starts floating on top. finally add lemon juice and kasoori meethi and give a quick stir.
Serve hot with Naan. Roti or Rice.