Daily Archives: April 3, 2012

Smoky Chicken Karahi/ Karai/ Kadai

Another way to make Chicken Kadai …………..

Ayesha's Kitchen


  • 1 kg chicken (mix) (small pieces)
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • ½ lime squeezed
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbspns crushed ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • Some red chilli powder
  • A bunch of coriander (crushed)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Special Garam Masala
  • 1 cup oil


-Combine crushed green chillies, ginger, garlic, coriander, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala in a bowl and mix with yogurt. Add lime juice.

-Heat oil and fry chicken until it is fried and slightly golden.

-Now add the yogurt paste and mix well for 2 minutes on high heat. Add tomatoes and let it cook covered for at least ½ hour on low medium heat.

-If the oil comes up that means it is done, otherwise cook of high heat, with constant stirring until the water evaporates and oil comes up.  Remove from heat.

-Meanwhile, put a piece of charcoal on high flame and heat it until it is white and hot.

-Now place a 4×4 piece of aluminum foil on cooked chicken and place the coal on it. Drizzle some oil and cover it with the lid.

-Keep it aside for at least 15 minutes. Serve hot with raita, salad and chapattis.