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Kadai chicken with Basmati rice

Yields3 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 2 chicken and whatever veg you like – we use potato (par-boiled), carrot, green beans, red pepper, broccoli, cauliflower and fresh tomatoes to garnish (add at the very end of cooking)
 1 yellow or red onion (whichever you prefer taste-wise)
 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
 ¼ tsp chilli powder (or more if you like it very spicy!)
 1 tsp coriander powder
 1 ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste
 ½ tsp fennel seeds
 2 sticks cinnamon (medium size)
 ½ tsp garam masala powder
 ½ tsp tumeric powder
 4 cloves
 2 bay leaves
 1 tsp cumin seeds

Marinate chicken with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and salt


Preheat a pan and splutter fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves (when the pan is hot add a little water which will splutter the seeds – we prefer to use water rather than oil because we don’t like the oil floating on the sauce, but you can use oil if you prefer).


Add chopped onions and fry until soft and golden and then add the marinated chicken and cook.


Add the tin of chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.


Add a dessert spoon of sugar, a little salt and some ground black pepper.


Add the chicken/onion/spices mixture when it’s cooked and stir well.


Simmer on a low heat and add some milk to the sauce (or plain yoghurt if you prefer) and adjust the seasoning if you need to.


Serve with fluffy Basmati rice from your Yum Asia rice cooker.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 3