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Spicy Tangy Kadhai Chicken

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Spicy Tangy Kadhai Chicken
  • Recipe Servings: 6
  • Cook Time:
  • Chicken cooked in spices, jaggery and tamarind. It is absolutely lip smacking.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken cut into 10 pieces

  • For the powder:
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp fennel (Saunf)
  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • For the marinade:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp spice paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp pepper-fennel powder
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp tamarind extract
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp jaggery

  • For the spice paste:
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste

  • For the stir fry:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green chilli

  • Others:
  • 2 tsp oil, to sear the chicken
  • Spring onions with greens, to garnish
  • Ginger, julienne to garnish
  • Lemon juice, to top

Method

  1. For the powder:
  2. Dry roast black peppercorns, fennel and cinnamon. Grind it in a mortar and pestle.

  3. For the spice paste:
  4. Mix all the ingredients together.

  5. For the marinade:
  6. In a pan add 2 tsp oil and 2 Tbsp spice paste. Saute. Turn off the heat.
  7. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, pepper-fennel powder, tamarind extract, Juice of 1/2 lemon and jaggery.
  8. Marinate the chicken with this marinade for 30 minutes.

  9. For the stir fry:
  10. In a pan add oil.
  11. Add onions, bell peppers and green chilli. Saute for 2 minutes. Keep aside.

  12. Main preparation:
  13. In a pan add oil and sear the chicken from both sides.
  14. Add 1-1 1/2 cup water. Cover the pan and cook the chicken for 25-30 minutes.
  15. Add the stir fried vegetables. Stir well.
  16. Garnish with spring onions, julienne ginger and lemon juice.
  17. Serve with steamed rice or paranthas.

Mike Hein »» 1 year ago »»

It's a trainwreck of imprecision, too much acidity, and too much liquid.

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