Monday, 20 April 2009

Kadai Murgh / Chicken



I did have a excelent break, when ever the weather permitted we went for walks, cycling etc........ofcourse 2 weeks of doing nothing means having luxury meals , wine, and all the goodies and now I totally can't get into my summer skirts for sure..............I have not had the courage to try them as I know I won't be able to close the last button for sure, so will have to wait for trying them.

Yesterday when we were in the shopping street I went to my usual shop with kitchen things and bought a coking thermometer and remarked to hubby and daughter well now one of these days I will be trying a delicous dessert I saw in a blog and now I have this thermometer ( as the recipe used to control the heat) I will be making soon and the remark from my daughter was OH I heard some one saying now the holiday is finished I am going for a strict diet.........and she was poniting to me saying that someone was me..... and I told her I will go for diet after making this particular dessert.

Well the dessert has to wait as now this chicken dish is really really yummy delicious. Not to mention real easy to make I have been making this for years and years actually from the time I bought Patchapmans 250 favourites Curries, and that was in 90's. If you look into my copy you will see in most of the recipies which I have made written delicious, nice, not bad, bad etc...........and in this one it is written really delicious.

The Chicken meat is given a short marnation, then it is stir fried in the kadai or karahi. Well i use my wok.

Ingridients.
675 gm bonless chicken breast.
2 tbsp leamon juice
4 tbsp vegetable oil
4 garlic finley chopped
2 inch ginger piece finley chopped
150 gm onions finley chopped ( i mince them in my mixer)
3 to 4 green chillies or according to your taste
2 tbsp mild curry powder
1 tbsp tandoori powder
2 medium tomato chopped
3 tbsp chopped fresh corriander leaves
5 to 6 tbsp cream
2 tsp garam masala

Spices1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp cummin seeds

Method1. Dice the chicek breast into bit size pieces, and place in a bowl with the lemon juice and leave for 30 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a kharai or wokand fry the spices for 1 minute. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 2 minutes , then add the onions and chillie and fry for few minutes till they are soft and the raw smell is gone from the onions.

3. Add the chicken pieces, and srite fry for few minutes.

4. Now add the curry powder and the tandoori powder and stir well. Fry it for fee more minutes and then add the tomatoes, and futher cook . If the mixture is dry add a bit of water.

5. Now add the cream, corriander leaves, and the garam masala and cook till the chicken is fully cooked.
Garnish with corriander leaves and serve with rice or naan etc and enjoy the dinner.
The first picture you see in the post is without adding teh food Color .

56 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice to see you back dear....Happy to know that you had rocking time....Kadai murgh is of my favourite....Yours make me drool....

Asha said...

YAY! My buddy is baaack! :)

So glad to read that you had a great break, you can always diet later, enjoy the moment, right? Kadai Murgh is mouthwatering. Kids had Spring break here too, but school starts again today. few more weeks school is here over until August! Ahh...!!:D

sra said...

Welcome back! Your holiday sounds lovely. I'm hungry reading your post.

Priya said...

Welcome Back HC...very happy to see u back with my favourite dish, such a droolworthy dish:)makes me hungry ..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Good that you are back... Honestly I got my summer Skirts ready a month ago... Nice to hear that you had a great time... Nice come back dish... Wow Lovely color, tempting...

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Hope you had a nice break HC! Weather was wonderful last week (except for Friday).

This is really an very easy recipe!

Varunavi said...

Welcome back.Nice recipe and snaps look great:)

Sujatha said...

looks great!! like the color.. :)

Soma said...

Looks like u had a good break. that looks awesome! some kulcha/naan & kaadhai chicken is what i would love for my dinner. meanwhile i'll wait for the dessert.

Madhumathi said...

Kadai chicken looks super yumm..Im drooling at it :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Welcome back! The chicken looks delicious!

Vani said...

Ha ha.. our daughter is so cute! Glad u had a good break, HC. The kadai mugh looks good. And presented in a kadai too! :)

Happy cook said...

Kitchen Flavour thankyou , yeah this is my fav too as it is so easy to make.

Asha hi hi thankyou buddy :-) Exactly my steniments i can diet later. Here we still have to wait till june 30th for the big holidays :-(

Sra hi hi now that you meantioned i am feeling hungry

Priya thankyou, my favourite too.

Ramya, wow you are ealry with the skirts, i have not bought any new ones in the fear of having to buy a size bigger.

Bombay brussels, yeah fes times we had splendid weather and really enjoyed it.

Varunavi and sujatha thankyou

Soma yeah me too looking forward for making this particular dessert.

Madumathi and 5 star foodie thnakyou.

Vani yeah she is cute untill she say comments like that :-)

Ann said...

Putting some weight at times is not a sin dear..we can manage na ?
Hope you are enjoying
Murgh kadai looks spicy and true great color
!!

Cooking and the City said...

lovely to see you back Happy Cook! your chicken looks great :-)

Pooja said...

Welcome back Happy cook..Chicken is looking mouthwatering..Nice color dear..

Rina said...

Cool happy..I'm on look out for boneless chicken breasts recipes...and this will fit perfectly into my diet. Thanks for posting.

Sandeepa said...

You indeed had a nice break, what fun. The chicken looks creamy and delish

Cham said...

Welcome back! Diet u can do it later, first I will drool over ur chicken!

Lavi said...

Nice step by step Pictures..waiting for the dessert!

n33ma said...

wow this is a great looking dish,this is totally bookmarked.

AnuSriram said...

Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your break! You sure did, i can know from the write-up :D The dish looks creamy.. Cute little kadai looks lovely.... (Where did u get that from? :P )

Sara said...

I love the look of this dish! I haven't seen tandoori powder in my store, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Nice write up dear. After this long winter we r all saying the same:)
u are not alone so lets have party with our desserts...ha ha.
kadai chicken seems so easy n delicious. must try this.

Snooky doodle said...

so so good!!! :)

MR said...

loved ur chicken tikka
i am sure the kadai murgh is a killer too
thanks

Maria said...

Glad you are back!! Great post too!

Ashwini said...

Nice to see you back. Glad you had a great time with family..Kadai murgh lookd delish..Nice presentation.

Varsha Vipins said...

Welcome back..Thats a great yum dish HC..:)

aquadaze said...

Hey HC, good to see you back! Yummy kadhai murgh...making me drool :)

Elra said...

I love it! Thank you...
Cheers,
elra

Suma Rajesh said...

welcome dear...cameup with another moutnwatering chicken item huh...lits just irresistable yaar...will come over there to have them...

My comfort food network said...

Good to see you back from your break. Lovely Kadai Murgh recipe. I have booked marked it and will try it really soon.

My comfort food network said...

Good to see you back from your break. Lovely Kadai Murgh recipe. I have booked marked it and will try it really soon.

RecipeGirl said...

Looks like a wonderful, spicy sort of chicken! Love the pots too.

Seena said...

Curry kandal ariyam, tastes great, hm? :)

Happy cook said...

Anusriram i got the kadai from one of the shops from here.

lissie said...

Happy, happy to see you back :)
Glad to hear that you had a great vacation!
It is dinner time here...I would love to have your kadai murgh with nan...!

Jaya said...

Happy good to see you back..and with this delicious post , and what more can i ask for ...this makes me hungry :)..
hugs and smiles

Laavanya said...

SO good to see you back.

Shama Nagarajan said...

welcome back....lovely delicious chicken

Food Fanatic said...

oh wow wht a coincidence. i also did sumthing similar. check it out :)
urs looks very delish

Avisha said...

That pic sure looks yummy.I just love the color-perfect.
I am new and will be blogging some Sindhi meat recipes very soon.

Bunny said...

Welcome back!! This chicken looks lovely!!

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi hi hi....you are always a specialist in what i call the "mugal-mahal" style of chicken..luks yummm yaar...

Jeena said...

Gorgeous chicken curry it looks just like what you would find in a restaurant.

meeso said...

Oh yum, that chicken looks delectable! Really delicious!

Yasmeen said...

This is a dish I'll love any day,spicy and yum:)

Nags said...

your kadai murgh can give a slap to any restaurant-made one and i bet this is much much healthier!

Miri said...

Welcome back - you were missed and so were your delicious recipes! This one is something I have been looking for sometime now...Thanks

Peter M said...

Welcome back and thanks for posting another delicious dish that's fit for dipping Naan into it.

Lavanya said...

i guess first time here..lovely blog you have..chicken looks amazing..mouthwatering!!

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

kadai Murgh is too delcious......Really wanted to try it out..............

Veronica said...

Thank you for being my Taste & Crerate partner. This was absolutely delicious, and so simple to cook. My post is here.

Cozy said...

I know you posted this recipe a few years ago, but I just discovered FoodGawker a few months ago and found your blog a couple of weeks ago. I never post about how good something may taste once I get around to making a dish. I only post once I've made the recipe and let me tell you this recipe is delicious! I had to make my own tandoori spice because I couldn't find any to buy in bulk at Central Market or Whole Foods here in Houston. I only used 1Tbsp of garam masala (anymore would have been too much for me). I also needed to add a half teaspoon of sugar to mellow out some of the intense flavor. But I'm so proud that I made this dish and it will be my meal for the next 3 days unless one of my daughters come over and raids my fridge. Thanks!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

@Cozy Thankyou so much for trying my recipe and happy to hear you loved the dish.You can buy in any Indian store the tandori spice in Houston, I was there few months back and there are plenty of Indian store and if you buy from the indian store it will be cheaper than the other shops.
It is good to hear you added less masal as I amways say when it comes to heat and spices you should add according to your taste,