How to make Kadai Chicken - SK Khazana -

One of the classic Indian chicken dishes – chicken cooked with special kadai masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Kadai masala powder

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Kadai Chicken - SK Khazana

Kadai Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kadai Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into 2 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Kadai masala powder 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Fresh tomato puree 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion diced and layers separated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum diced and layers separated 1 medium

  • Tomato seeded and diced 1 medium

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds and let the seeds change colour. Add chopped onion, mix and sauté till golden brown in colour.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute till raw smells disappear. Add chopped tomato and mix well. Add tomato puree, mix well and saute till the mixture is pulpy.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and ½ cup water, mix well and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Add chicken cubes and kadai masala powder and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and mix well. Add cashew nut paste, mix well and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Add dried fenugreek leaves powder, diced onion, diced tomato and diced capsicum tomato, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon and add coriander leaves, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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