Chicken Kadai

Sometimes I feel like I represent the weather of the place I live in. Sometimes, I am clear with no clouds, sometimes I am hot, hazy and humid, sometimes there are irritating sandstorms and then it all of sudden becomes calm. Is it the effect of the country I stay in or my basic nature? I don’t know… πŸ˜€ I wanted to ask you all a question: does your cooking represent your mood? Mine very much does. I will make super stuff when I am at a high and equally lousy stuff when I am mood off. What about you? I would really love to know… πŸ™‚


Just like how it was while I was making this Chicken Kadai. I made it in a really good mood to cook. As time approached for the dish to be done, my mood took a downward trend and it hit the rut as soon as I realized that I had nothing to garnish the dish to make my photograph look good. Hmm…. what a perfect ending!!! Thankfully, since my cooking started off at a high note, the end result was lip-smacking. Such an easy dish with little ingredients that amalgamates to give some lovely flavors… Finally, who wants the coriander to beautify the dish? It was all wiped and cleaned up… hehe…Β Recipe Courtesy: Dr. Lakshmi Nair



Chicken Kadai

Course Chicken
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken cleaned and cut into medium pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp chicken masala powder
  • 3 large tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a saucepan.
  • Saute the garlic till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the masala powder and saute for a minute.
  • Add in the tomatoes and ginger paste and cook till the tomatoes are all smashed up.
  • Now add in the chicken peices along with salt and cook till the chicken is tender.
  • Finally sprinkle in the kasoori methi and garam masala, adjust the salt and keep for a couple of minutes on low flame.
  • Serve hot with rotis, naan or parathas!!!
  • * You may garnish with coriander leaves, which I avoided since I didn't have them.

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  1. The pic luks superb rafee…. cooking also depends on my mood..nd nw it affects the pic I take too.. πŸ™‚
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    1. thank u so much dear… sometimes, the pics also show, but thankfully it din show in this one… πŸ™‚

  2. chicken kadai and your presentation of it looks fab.

    1. thank u so much sebeena…

  3. Lovely pic dear πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much avika… πŸ™‚

  4. Mood swings he hee… can make or break a dish …don't worry u r not alone!!

    1. thank u so much meena… πŸ˜€

  5. Same here. If I am upset my cooking goes all faulty ! nice looking chicken kadai !

    1. thank u so much shree…

  6. same here too…and the chicken kadai looks amazing

    1. thank u so much shahina…

  7. ya its depend on mood. my husband used to tell this…your chicken looks very tasty..

    1. thank u so much resna…

  8. Delicious chicken kadhai with a lovely click….

    1. thank u so much razina…

  9. Ofcourse our mood effects our cooking.Chicken kadai looks good even without garnishing.Glad to follow you,join me @

    1. thank u so much shaami, already on ur page and following u as well… πŸ™‚

  10. Yum to the inviting flavors.

    1. thank you so much nava…

  11. very very true dear, when we r happy our dish actually looks very happy… anyways dear your chicken looks super fab…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  12. I agree with your cooking & moods. Even I am a person who cooks based on my moods. The chicken kadai looks nice & super easy. This recipe is very different from the regular kadai chicken.

    1. thank u so much dear…

  13. Very much Rafee, my moods sure shows on my cooking πŸ™‚ The kadai chicken looks lovely and very tempting

    1. thank u so much rekha… πŸ™‚

  14. The gravy looks so good. Sure it was tasty.

    1. thank u so much radha…

  15. well..count me in too..for teh day climate effect on the dish..just made the apt post for this scenario, today..hop on to QP straight away..for me,. the gretest effect is on weekends, ending up with all wierd stuff ! But ur chicken is just perfect !! loved it…rgds..

    1. thank u so much sona… πŸ™‚

  16. Such an easy one, looks perfect πŸ™‚ And yea, my mood directly reflects on my cooking πŸ˜‰

    1. thank u so much chitra… πŸ™‚

  17. Soo yummy and delicious chicken kadai and beautiful clicks πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much remya… πŸ™‚

  18. Looks simple and delicious.

    1. thank u so much akka…

  19. Well, I will say that my cooking reflects my mood. Or rather, the weather plays a major role in my cooking πŸ˜€ Because my mood to cook is generally determined by the weather. Hot+Humid = Crazy, Airhead Cook. Anything else, even winter = Calmer, Not-so-nutcase Cook. Ever wondered why I named my blog THDK? πŸ˜‰

    The Kadai chicken looks great Rafee. The coriander leaves were not missed at all πŸ™‚

    1. haha… i always love reading ur comments darling… they don't fail to make me laugh!!! thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  20. Yummy chicken karahi with simple ingredients, looks fantastic even without any garnish πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much ambreen… πŸ™‚

  21. love to have this with rotis

    1. thank u so much ruxana…

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