Kadai Chicken


  • Chicken 500 grams (1 lbs)
  • Red chilies 1 cup
  • Coriander seeds 1 cup
  • Jeera ½ cup
  • Ginger ½ cup grated
  • Garlic 4 cloves finely chopped
  • Onions 2 cups finely sliced
  • Tomatoes 1 cup finely sliced
  • Curry leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Oil ½ cup


  1. Prep:
    • Fry red chilies, coriander seeds, and jeera each separate without oil till light brown and grind all three together a powder
  2. Put oil in pan and fry onions and tomatoes till light brown
  3. Add chicken and salt and stir for 5 minutes
  4. Add half the powder from step 1 and garlic, half the ginger and half of the curry leaves and stir
  5. Add 1 cup water and cook in pressure cooker for 2 whistles or 3 minutes. If you don’t have a pressure cooker then add 3 cups water and cook covered
  6. Add the rest of the powder from step 1 and stir for 2 minutes
  7. Add the rest of the ginger and curry leaves and the cilantro and turn off the stove
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