How to make Karahi Chicken | Chicken Curry Recipe Kadhai Chicken

Chicken is my husbands favourite ingredient and he loves curry so its obvious that I make this Kadhai chicken for him often. Kadhai Chicken is a flavourful curry with a blend of various spices. You can enjoy this dish with naan, roti, rice or parantha. Kadhai dishes usually also include bell peppers. Although Kadhai referes to a kind of dish ( sort of Wok) in which the dish is made, you can prepare it in any pan/skillet that you have in your kitchen. Here is a recipe for Kadhai Masala Spice Mix.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

400 gms boneless/skinless chicken
1 cup bell peppers of your choice chopped in bite size pieces
oil for cooking
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
Salt per taste ( 1 tsp worked for us)
2-3 tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion chopped
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp greek yogurt/ Whipping cream or sour cream
optional- Green chillies (chopped)- your choice seeded or deseeded
To prepare Kadhai Masala/Spice blend
(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook until onions are no longer raw and change color. About 3-4 mins
Add chillies and tomatoes. Mix well. Cook until tomatoes reduce in volume and no longer raw. This will take 4-5 mins on med heat.
Add chicken. Let it cook for another 2-3 mins and then bell peppers. We dont want peppers to wilt completely. They should maintain some of their crunch. Add some water. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer raw.
Add kadhai masala, Yogurt and fenugreek leaves.
Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and serve.

How to make Saag Chicken | Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Hi guys, in this recipe video I share with you simple Saag Chicken Recipe. It’s easy to prepare, is quite healthy and tasty.

Ingredients

– Bunch of spinach Leaves (Washed and chopped)
– You can also incorporate other green leafy veggies in your dish like Rapini, Chard etc. I used some frozen Kale leaves as well.
-500 gms of chicken breast
– 2-4 tbsp oil for cooking (Vegetable oil of your choice or Canola)
– 1 tsp cumin seeds
-1/2 tsp mustard seeds
-1 large chopped onion
-3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
– small piece of ginger
-1 tsp salt ( or adjust per taste)
-1/2 tsp turmeric
-2 chopped tomatoes
-1/2 tsp chilli pwd
-2 tbsp chickpea flour ( i mix it in little bit of water and add it in my dish to thicken it up)
1/2 tsp garam masala

Method:

1. Begin by cleaning, eashing and chopping spinach leaves and chop chicken into bite size pieces.
2. Heat a pan and add oil. Once it’s hot, add cumin and mustard seeds and let them sizzle for 30 secs. Then add onions, ginger and garlic.
3. Add salt and turmeric and mix well. Let onions get soft. Once they are no longer raw, add chicken and cook for 2-3 mins until sealed or turns white.
4. Add tomatoes and red chilli powder. Cook further for 4-5 mins. Add spinach, mix well and once done another 4-5 mins, add chickpea flour (mixed in water) and let the dish thicken up. Chickpea flour soaks up the extra water left by spinach leaves.
5. Once cooked, sprinkle garam masala on top and serve with your fav. flatbread.

Like Chicken? Also try some of our other Chicken Curry Recipes

How to make Chicken Afghani | Afghani Chicken Recipe

Chicken Afghani is a royal dish, easy to prepare, full of flavour and perfect for special occasions.

Ingredients/ Method

3/4 cup Cream ( I used Coconut Cream for extra bold flavour)
1/2 cup Cashew Paste ( use 12-15 cashews to grind with water and make paste out of them)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
7-8 cardamom pods to make Cardamom powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon juice
Chicken drumsticks – 1 kg
Oil for cooking
Garnish with dry fruit

Make a marinade with cream, cashew paste, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cardamom powder. Rub onto chicken and leave for an hour.
When ready to cook.. heat oil and add chicken pieces. Seal the chicken and cook ( or bake at 400 F for 45 mins) for 12- 15 mins until chicken is done. Serve over rice or with naan.

If you liked the dish, you’ll also enjoy your Mughlai Chicken and Chicken Kebabs

How to make Chicken Handi | Handi Chicken Recipe

Chicken Handi is a kind of Chicken curry, flavourful, comforting and best enjoyed with rice or naan. Heres an easy recipe for Handi chicken that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen, Recipe serves two.

Ingredients/ Method

2-3 tbsp oil
1 small chopped onion
2 tomatoes pureed
12-15 cashews ( make cashew paste out of them by soaking them in water for 10 mins and then grinding them)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 green cardamom
4-5 cloves
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves – Kasoori methi
Cilantro fro garnish
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
salt per taste
300 gms boneless chicken
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp yogurt

– Heat oil and fry cinnamon, bay leaf, cumin, cardamom and cloves.
– After letting them sizzle for a min, add onions and ginger garlic paste. Brown the onions.
– Add chicken and seal. Add tomato puree
– Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric
– Mix well and cook until tomatoes are no longer raw and reduced to 1/4 th of the original mixture.
– Add cashew paste and yogurt. Mix well and cook for another 1- mins.
– Finish off with pepper, cilantro and dried fenugreek leaves. Serve with rice or naan

Also, check out some of our other favourite Chicken Curry Recipes

1. How to make Butter Chicken
2. How to make Tandoori Chicken
3. How to make Bhuna Masala Chicken
4. Classic Chicken Curry Recipe
5. How to make Chicken Vindaloo
6. How to make Chicken Afghani

Chicken Wings Curry Recipe – Indian Dinner Ideas

Chicken curry made using potatoes and chicken wings has a unique taste. It makes for a great weekend lunch or dinner. My family loves this easy chicken wings recipe and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Ingredients

1 kg chicken wings
3-4 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp bbq sauce
1 tsp curry powder
1 small roughly chopped red onion
1 tbsp ginger- garlic paste/or chopped ginger and garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds ( or powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups of water
Spices used: salt, Turmeric and red chilli powder
Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnish
Adjust Salt per taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric
2-3 tbsp oil
2-3 potatoes

Method:
– Marinate chicken for an hour in yogurt/sauces and spice mixture.
– Heat oil in a pan and fry coriander/cumin for 30 secs.
— Add onions and mix well. Add ginger- garlic.
– Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 mins.
– Add potatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins.
– Add tomato paste and marinated chicken.
– Add curry powder. Mix well. Fry for 5-6 mins.
– Add water and let chicken cook until tender and no longer raw.
– Add garam masala and cilantro. Mix well.
– Serve with Roti/naan or rice.

Check out the recipe in Hindi Here : Aloo Murg Curry – Chicken Potato Curry Dinner

How to make 6 ingredient Butter chicken? Super simple Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter chicken at home with only 6 ingredients and in 20 minutes. Try this simple butter chicken recipe today and enjoy it with Naan or Rice.

Ingredients/Method

400 gms of chicken
1.5 tbsp garam masala
1 cup yogurt – plain ( greek works well)
1 cup diced tomatoes
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter

Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
Combine yogurt, chicken, salt and garam masala. Melt butter in the pan. Add chicken. Stir in tomatoes. Cook for 15 mins ( or until chicken is done) Serve with rice, roti or naan.

If you would rather cook the recipe from scratch then go for our traditional authentic Butter Chicken Recipe or simply prepare Baked Butter Chicken at home today.

How to make hearty chicken soup at home? Soup Recipes

Its time to take out that good old slow cooker and try my version of Hearty chicken soup which can be easily customized to suit any taste or budget 🙂 Use whatever spices you have on hand and store the leftovers in an airtight container. This soup freezes well too.

Ingredients/ Method

2-3 tbsp oil
1 large onion
3-4 cloves of garlic
350 gms of Chicken
1-2 large potatoes
2-3 carrots
Spices – 1 bay leaf
Salt per taste
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp pepper
4-6 cups of water

1. Heat oil in a pan/wok and saute onions, garlic and veggies. I am using potatoes and carrot.
2. Add chicken in slowcooker. Add sauteed ingredients. Then add spices and water and cook on high setting for 4 hrs.
3. Serve with sandwich of your choice.

How to make Tandoori Chicken?

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Sharing with you my recipe for Tandoori Chicken ( a shortcut way and from scratch)

Ingredients and Method:

If using a shortcut, simply prepare the marinade by mixing yogurt along with tandoori masala ( usually 1/2 tbsp in 3-4 tbsp yogurt for 1/2 kg chicken)

From scratch
750 gms of chicken ( We used bone in meat for extra flavour. mostly drumsticks are used for tandoori chicken recipes)
4-6 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp garam masala ( you can substitute this for cumin and coriander powder as well)
Salt per taste ( 1/2 tsp to a tsp)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp Paprika ( I find paprika mild compared to red chilli powder and use it primarily for its color. It gives that nice red tone to the chicken)
if using kashmiri chilli pwd or red chilli pwd, be mindful of how much you add. )

Simply have fun with spices and make it your own version of Tandoori chicken, You can add more spices or adjust them to your liking.

Begin my adding all these spices along with yogurt and ginger garlic paste onto chicken. Rub thoroughly and let chicken marinate for 4-6 hours. Overnight is even better. Then bbq, grill or bake until done. We BBq at 440 F for 10-15 mins ( 5-6 mins on each side). Once nice charcoal marks appear on the chicken and it is no longer pink inside, consider it done. Add a generous squeeze of lemon and enjoy on its own or serve with rice dish of your choice or with a simple salad.

 

How to make Chicken Korma at home?

One for my favourite Indian dishes is Chicken Korma. Recipe for chicken Korma is not that complicated. The other day I was looking at products at my grocery store’s Indian aisle and was shocked to see the amount of additives that go into prepackaged Korma sauces. Seriously, does our body need those extra chemicals? I have outlined a basic chicken Korma recipe below that you can tailor to suit your taste and preference. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 chopped onion
1 small green chilli (optional)
2 cloves of garlic and 1/2 inch piece of ginger
Salt (per taste)
1 tsp turmeric
1-1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
2 tsp coriander pwd
1 tsp cinnamon pwd
3 green cardamom
2 tbsp shredded coconut (we used fresh) but you can also use dried ones (sweetened or unsweetened.both work well)
1/2 lb of chicken
1/2 cup half and half cream
2 tbsp tomato paste
Optional – Cilantro for garnish

Method:

1. Heat Oil in a pan. In hot oil, add cumin seeds.
2. In spluttering seeds, add onions and green chillies. Quickly mix and add ginger-garlic. ( Can be substituted for ginger-garlic paste)
3. Fry until onions are golden brown. Add chicken and salt. Fry for 3-4 mins.
4. Add turmeric and red chilli pwd. Add green cardamom (split it a bit so that essence is released in the curry), cinnamon and coriander powder.
5. Mix spices well. Add tomato puree and half and half cream.
6. Let everything simmer for 10-15 mins.
7. Add coconut ( for spicier version, add garam masala and black pepper). If curry is too thick, add some water.
8. Garnish with Cilantro leaves before serving and serve over rice or your favourite flatbread. Tastes amazing with Butter Garlic Naan.

 

Pan- Fried Chicken Dinner ( Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas)

Pan fried chicken dinner recipe

Long day at work? Here is a quick and easy weeknight meal idea- Pan-fried chicken dinner with 2 minute onions, red pepper and mushroom sauce. Prepare it and then put your feet up, turn on the TV and enjoy your favourite show while eating this yummy dinner.

Ingredients:

350 gms boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2-3 tbsp oil for cooking
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper powder

For sauce
1/2 cup onions
1/2 cup red pepper
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup evaporated milk
(Rest of the seasoning left after coating chicken)
1/4 tsp salt

Method:
1. Mix flour, garlic salt, curry powder and black pepper together.
2. Coat chicken with this mixture.
3. Heat oil in the pan and fry chicken on one side for 2-3 mins. Once done flip the side and cook the other side.
4. While chicken is cooking, take some of the left over oil and juices from the pan and put in another skillet.
5. Add onions and red pepper and stir-fry for a min. Add salt and mushrooms and fry for 2-3 mins. Once brown, add milk and left over seasoning mixture and bring to a boil.
6. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.