Kadai Chicken

One of the classic Indian chicken curries is just a few steps away. Let juicy chicken chunks simmer in a spicy broth and finish off with a note of cream!

Time: 40 minutes


  • For the marinade:
  • 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 sauteing:

  • 2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp kasturi methi
  • 1 cup cream


  • Marinate chicken with the ingredients mentioned and keep it aside for a while.
  • Grind all the ingredients for the tomato paste into a fine paste.
  • In a frying pan, shallow fry chicken pieces to light brown color.
  • In the same oil add onion, ginger and green chillies for sauteing and stir till onion turn golden brown.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and kasuri methi.
    Now add the tomato mixture and a cup of water.
  • Once it boils, add fried chicken pieces and mix everything together.
  • Add a little bit of salt if required.
  • Pop the lid on and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Once finished cooking, add a cup of cream to give it a rich taste.