Kadai Chicken (pronounced Ker-Hai), a blindingly simple stir fry.
This recipe comes courtesy of Mallika from Quick Indian Cooking, the original can be found at www.quickindiancooking.com
Chop the onion and tomatoes into little pieces and cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
In a wok, bring the oil to heat over a high flame. When it starts sizzling, throw in the chopped onion and stir on a high heat for two minutes until it turns soft and golden brown.
In the meantime, powder the whole cumin, coriander and chilli in a small coffee grinder to make your own curry powder. Or just use a ready curry powder.
Now add in the ginger and garlic paste and stir for another minute. Then mix in the curry powder and fry for a minute quickly adding the chopped tomatoes before they start sticking to the bottom of the wok.
Keep stirring for another two minutes until they disintegrate and then stir in the chicken. Let the chicken cook, stirring from time to time for five minutes. Then lower the flame, mix in the garam masala and cover for another two minutes to finish off and add salt.
Sprinkle with the fresh coriander and eat with some toasted wholemeal pitta bread.