Full Recipe Kadai Chicken (Chicken Karahi)

Full Recipe Kadai Chicken (Chicken Karahi)

If you're looking for a dish that's packed with flavor, spice, and aroma, look no further than Kadai Chicken, also known as Chicken Karahi. This popular Indian and Pakistani dish is a staple in many households and restaurants, and it's easy to see why – it's a delicious and satisfying meal that's perfect for any occasion. Here's how you can make Kadai Chicken at home.
Course Karahi
Cuisine chicken karahi
Keyword Kadai Chicken (Chicken Karahi)
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 300kcal
Author Ruksana hibib


  • 1 KG 1 kboneless chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 2 Piece onions, sliced
  • 2 Piece tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 Teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 Piece green chilies, sliced


  • In a large pot or wok, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the cumin, coriander, fennel seeds, and black peppercorns and fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced onions to the pot and fry until they are soft and translucent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes to the pot and cook until they have softened and turned into a thick paste.
  • Add the marinated chicken to the pot and stir-fry for a few minutes until the chicken turns white.
  • Add the red chili flakes, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt to the pot and mix well
  • Add the yogurt to the pot and mix until it is well combined with the chicken and spices.
  • Cover the pot and let the chicken cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes, or until it is fully cooked and tender.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and sliced green chilies.
  • Serve hot with naan or rice.




  • You can use bone-in chicken pieces for this recipe if you prefer.
  • For a richer flavor, you can add a tablespoon of ghee or butter to the pot after the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Adjust the amount of red chili flakes and green chilies to your preference for spice.
Enjoy your homemade Kadai Chicken with family and friends! This flavorful and aromatic dish is sure to be a hit at any dinner party or gathering.

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