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Kadhai Chicken

Kadhai chicken is a very popular recipe served at restaurants and I guess it gets its name the way it is served in a small kadhai ;) 

Ingredients:
  1. Chicken : 1 lb cut into cubes
  2. Capsicum: 1 large cut into cubes
  3. Onion: 1 medium cut into chunks


Marinade:
  1. ginger-garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  2. Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder: 1 tbsp
  4. lemon juice: 2 tsp
  5. Salt: 1/2 tbsp


Gravy:
  1. Onion: 1 medium finely chopped
  2. Ginger garlic paste: 2 tbsp
  3. whole cinnamon : 1 inch
  4. cardamon: 2 whole
  5. cloves: 2
  6. Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder: 1 tbsp
  8. Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
  9. Cumin powder: 1/2 tbsp
  10. Tomato: 1 large finely chopped
  11. Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  12. Salt: to taste
  13. oil: 2 tbsp

Procedure:
Mix the ingredients for marinade in a bowl.
Add chicken to the marinade and let id marinade for 30 mins.
In a kadhai/wok heat oil, add the whole garam masala ( cardamon, cinnamon and cloves) to it.
As the whole garam masala stops cracking add the finely chopped onion and a pinch of salt and let it cook till the ohio is turned translucent.
Add the red chilli powder and fry till the raw smell is gone.
Add  the ginger garlic paste and cook for 4-5 mins or till the raw smell is gone.
Add the finely chopped tomato, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste.
Cover and cook till the tomato is mushy.
Remove the lid and cook the masala till the oil oozes out.
Add the marinated chicken to the masala and mix well.
Cook for 2-4 mins mixing intermittently.
Add about 1/2 cup water and cover and cook till the chicken is 80% cooked
Remove the lid and add the capsicum and onion chunks along with garam masala.
Mix well and cook till the chicken is cooked through and you reach a desired constancy.



Serve it hot with chapati or naan.
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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