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Kadai Chicken

Boneless chicken cooked in a kadai

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

This dish takes it's real color and flavor by cooking in a iron utensil

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 lb Chicken, pieces, lightly fried
  • ¼ cup Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Cashews, powder
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ tsp Saffron
  • 4 tbsps. Raw Cream
  • ¼ tsp Food Color, Red
  • 2 tbsps. Fenugreek Leaves, dry
  • 4 nos. Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp Onion seeds
  • 1 no. Onion, large
  • 1 no. Tomato

(Masala to grind) 1 large onion, 1 tomato, ½ tbs chilli powder, ¼ tbs salt, ½ tbs garam masala, ½ tbs garlic chopped, ½ tsp ginger chopped, 2 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp jeera powder and ¼ tbs turmeric powder.


  1. Mix curd, cashewnut powder, kesar, food color, kasturi methi and milk powder. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil and fry kalonji, add the whole chillies and fry.
  3. Add masala paste and fry till oil separates.
  4. Add chicken pieces, fry for 5 minutes, add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the curd mixture.
  6. Cook covered on a slow flame to a rich creamy gravy.
  7. Garnish with grated boiled egg and fried chillies.



Excellent! I tried this dish and it came out very good. In step 1 of the recipe it asks you to put in milk powder, but I used raw cream instead as it was mentioned in the ingredients list. I used boneless chicken thighs for this dish. I will definitely be making this dish again very soon. Thank you!

neha mukherjee

no once we had tried this recipe in clay vessel it was tastier than the one suggested by you ..... there was the saundi mitti ki khusbu which made the dish delicious


Hey Rajiv... I got great raves from 3 men in my life.. hubby and two sons, the recipe was one of the best i have tried. Yummy Yummy.I did not use the milk powder and still it turned out to be great.

aadil ahmed

Excellent recipee. It was really yummy. I prepared it for my roomates and they liked it.


Dear Mr. Rajiv, You did not mentioned the Milk Powder in Ingriedents, could you plz tell us how much the Milk powder should be used. Thanks

taimeena upadhye

the recipe was simply awesome and i loved it. My family members enjoyed it. thx for giving such a wonderful recipe. keep up the good work. I ll be making this again when my husbands friends come for a visit. thanks again.


I cooked this dish so many times and every time taste was just marvelous. Thanks for submitting this delicious recipe


Sorry to say that i've come to coment before trying the recipe! just thought I should appreciate the person from California who had sent this recipe, as this dish being a South Indian dish.


the dish is really mouthwatering but the name kadai is absotely wrong .kadai is something different