Indian Chicken Kadai Masala- a classic dish!

Hey all,
I am back with another Indian classic and this time it’s a meat dish (aye aye chicken!). What makes this a #Classic you ask?
Its oh-so-popular.
Its delicious.
Its easy breezy.
Its got endless variants all across the nation.
Just like any other Indian classic recipe. Your mother makes it in a way, chef Sanjeev kapoor has a way, your neighbour’s aunt makes it in a way and the recipe book you love has a fun variation!

The one that I have for you is probably the easiest, fastest and has no herbs. Yes, you read me right. No herb at all. So perfect recipe for those days when you dont have your kitchen drawers or fridge piled up. Grocery shopping can hurt!
(But who minds Retail Therapy!)

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Indian Chicken Kadai Masala

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients :
-Chicken, 500gms
-green chillies, 2 finely chopped or slit
-onion, 2 big, chopped
-ginger, 3 cm piece,paste
-Tomato puree/paste, 2 medium size tomatoes
-chilli powder, 2 teaspoon
– black pepper, 1 teaspoon
– cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon
– coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon
-salt,to taste
-water, 2 cups
-oil, 2 tablespoon
-ghee, 1 tablespoon

Method :
Marinade – Mix tomato puree, salt chilli powder, pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger paste. Rub the marinade on the chicken pieces well. Keep aside for immediate or 1 – 2 hours later use.

Take a Kadai* (wok), heat it and add oil and ghee. Put in the onions and  green chillies. Fry till golden brown in colour.
Add the marinated chicken and mix well with the onions. Let it cook for 2-4 minutes. Add water, mix and cover the lid for 5-7 minutes or till the chicken is cooked well.
Open the lid and let it simmer till your required consistency.
(Adjust salt and heat to your taste)

May or may not use mint and coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Rice dish/ flat bread and a sweet dish (like this Carrot halwa)

*You can buy a Kadai of your choice Here or Here.

Try this simple dish.
Dont forget to tell me about your quick yet yummy chicken dish below?? I would love to hear from you 🙂
You can check out another chicken dish here.

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Love & Luck,
Roy ❤ ❤


5 thoughts on “Indian Chicken Kadai Masala- a classic dish!

  1. The Breakfast Tea says:

    I thought of you today, Roy! I was in Trader Joe’s and saw a large container of ghee on display. In the past I have only seen it at farmer’s markets or more high end/specialty grocery stores. Your recipes are getting me to use it more, and now its even easier (and cheaper) to buy around me 🙂

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