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Kadhai Chicken

Kadhai Chicken is a popular Pakistani Starter
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Serves 2
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1 kg - chicken, cut into pieces

3 medium sized onions, chopped

5 to 6 - medium tomatoes, blanched, peeled and chopped

1.5 - ginger, chopped

6 - Cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp - Red Chilli powder

2 tsp - Vinegar

1 tsp - Garam Masala powder

250 ml - oil

Salt to taste

Coarsely ground masala:

5 tbsp - whole Coriander seeds

2 tbsp - whole cumin

1 tsp - whole Fenugreek seeds

8 to 10 - whole Red Chillies

For Garnishing :

Chopped fresh Coriander leaves


  1. Heat oil in a kadhai (wok), add chopped onions and fry till pink.
  2. Add chopped garlic and saute for 2 mins.
  3. Add chicken pieces and fry on high flame till the pieces turn white and then light brown.
  4. The chicken will give out an aroma at this stage.
  5. Add half the coarsely ground masala.
  6. Stir well for 2 mins.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, salt, half the chopped ginger and mix well.
  8. Cover and cook for 15 mins. on low heat, till the chicken is cooked.
  9. Add the remaining coarsely ground masala, vinegar and remaining half of the chopped ginger.
  10. Cover and place the vessel on a griddle.
  11. Keep on a slow fire for 10-15 mins. till oil separates.
  12. Sprinkle with garam masala powder and keep it covered for another 5 mins.
  13. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and juliennes of ginger.
  14. Serve hot.

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