Saturday, December 23, 2017

Kada/ Quail Roast

Kada/ Quail Roast

Kada /Quail is a small sized bird,and its meat in delicious and succulent.Quail meat roasted with earthy spices and can be served for holiday meal. Earlier I shared a Kerala style spicy Kada/quail fry. This recipe is taking the fried quail to the next level-roasting it also with caramelized onion and spices and coconut. It is flavorful and absolutely delicious. Spicy Kerala quail roast has very little gravy and is a semi dry version.It can be paired with rice, chapathi or fried rice.Try this recipe,you will surely love it

Kada/ quail- 4
Chilly powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium
Crushed shallots- 1/2 cup
Ginger- 2 inch thick piece
Garlic- 5-6 pods
Green chilly- 2
Kashmiri Chilly powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Curry leaves - a few
Sliced coconut- 2 tbs
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp

Roast and make a powder
Coriander seeds- 3/4 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cardamom- 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick- a small peice
Black pepper - a few

Dry roast the ingredients listed under 'Roast and powder'. Roast in low flame and then make a fine powder and set aside.

Clean and marinate the quail with chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and ginger garlic paste. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Make a course mixture of shallots, ginger, garlic and green chilly.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry it till it is slightly crispy in the outside. Remove this from the oil and set aside.

In the same pan add curry leaves and sliced coconut. When coconut slices turn golden brown add thinly sliced onion and saute for two minutes.Into this add the crushed onion and ginger garlic mixture and saute till onions become golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy. Transfer the quail on top of the masala, mix and add 1/2 cup water.Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes in low flame. Sprinkle the roasted spice mix and allow the gravy to reduce and or till it is semi dry. Serve with rice, appam or chapati.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Amazing looking kaada roast! I love to have kaada on and off but the whole house hates it, so I can't have it when I feel like... :(

  2. Kaada roast looks delicious you make it very nicely


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