Kadhai Chicken

Kadhai Chicken is a lovely chicken preparation made in a tomato -curd gravy and made in a Kadhai preferably.This is my version of Kadhai Chicken and we enjoy this with some jeera rice. Its a very easy recipe.And you too will like this.

 To grind to powder
4-5 Kashmiri Dry Chillies
5 peppercorns
1 star anise
1 tsp fennel seeds
1.5 tsp cumin seeds
1 .5 tbsp coriander seeds
4 cloves
2-3 green cardamon

To marinate
750 gms chicken pieces
200 gms Curds
salt to taste
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
salt to taste.

2-3 green chillies chopped
2 tomatoes crushed
3 onions roughly sliced
2 tbsp oil 
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi powder

Wash the chicken pieces well and drain the excess water.

Dry roast all the ingredients under to grind to a powder till fragrant and grind to a coarse powder.

Whisk the curds well.

Marinate the Chicken with salt,turmeric powder ginger garlic paste and curds and keep aside for  1- 1.5 hour.

In a pan heat about 1.5 tsp oil and fry the onions till they turn light brown.

Grind the fried onion to a paste and keep aside.

In a nonstick Kadhai heat oil then add the bay leaves then add the crushed tomatoes and fry well till the oil separates then add the chopped chillies and fry for a minute.

Then add the onion paste well and add the marinated chicken and fry over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes.

Then add the ground powder and mix well and saute for 5 minutes add 1/2 tsp kasuri methi and about 1-1.5 cup water and bring it to a nice boil.

Once the chicken has cooked well  reduce the flame and add the chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Serve hot with rice/pulav/rotis or bread of your choice.

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