Quail Fry &Roasted Quail(Kaada roast and Kaada fry)

When i visited India(Kerala) two months back, even before my arrival ,my dad made sure that i would have enough Quail/Kaada to eat for my entire vacation. He is the one who introduced me to this lovely meat, during my school days which i have a craving for all the time.But this time when i reached home,i dint even think of having Quail, and this came as a big surprise for me...
So here comes the recipe for two fabulous dishes my mom cooked for me with quail... Nadan Quail/Kaada fry & Nadan Quail/Kaada roast
Here you can make the same with Cornish game hen

Recipe for Quail Fry / Kaada Kozhi Varuthathu
Quail/Kaada - 2
Red Chili powder - 2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
curry leaves
Oil for frying

Clean the Quail and make incisions in it with a fork or a knife
Make a paste with all the powders and GGp and salt by adding a little water
Apply the marinade on the Quail and set aside for 2- 3 hours
Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves.
Deep fry the quail /Kaada and drain the excess oil in a paper towel
Serve Warm!!!!

Recipe for Quail Roast / Kaada kozhi Roast

Quail/Kaada - 1
Onion chopped - 1
Shallots chopped - 2 cup
Green chilis chopped - 4-5 nos
Ginger chopped - 1tsp
Garlic chopped - 2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Thin coconut milk - 1 cup
Cinnamon- a small piece
Cloves- 3-4
mace- 2
Salt to taste
curry leaves

Method :-
Clean the Quail and marinate it with pepper powder and salt and set aside for 1/2 an hour
Heat oil in a pan and add dd cinnamon,cloves and mace , fry for a minute and add chopped shallots& onions. Sauté it well for 10 minutes
Add chopped green chiles,ginger and garlic and cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously 
Make a paste with red chile powder,garam masala and coriander powder by adding a little thin coconut milk
Stir in the paste and the quail and saute' well. Add salt and curry leaves
Stir fry this over a low heat for 15 minutes , covering the quail with masala
Add thin coconut milk and 1 cup water and Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the meat is tender and gravy is thick
Serve warm!
Recipe Courtsey :- My MOm


Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Oh Gosh !!!I cannot believe it tis 's my hubby favorite dish..he's crazy about..they looks so crispy and tender inside..thanks for sharing

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Wow!!!!! what a colour?excellent,Do we get it in USA? I haven't tasted it but heard from my hubby about the taste.

pria said...

This is really making drool :)
such a lovely colour and great click dear:)

Sarah Naveen said...

My Fav too..Thanks for ur comments..
Sailaja,i m nt sure whther you will get it here..but i have tried with cornish game hens and that make a good substitute...i say good substitute but never better

Gulmohar said...

Sarah, that looks wonderful. Parents always amazes us by giving such surprises, rt ?

Sangeetha Subhash said...

eswara..vayil kappalodan thodaghi...kada kanichinghane kothipikkathe... kada kandaitu kalam marannu nte kutty..:(
Ente Sarhaeeeee........eniku vishakunne..:)

Priyanka Navis said...

Its my favourite too.........am drooling cing the picture

Tina said...

Pavam kada endhu pizhachu..kidakunna kidappu kandooooo....Delicious da.Looks spicy and colourful.

Anonymous said...

It's my fav.too da.orennam draft erikkunnundu

lissie said...

oh, it is a long time since I ate quail...both the dishes look super tasty!

Simply Life said...

Oh I love the spices used in this dish - I'm sure it has an amazing flavor!

Priya said...

QUite a long we had quail, delicious dishes...

Vrinda said...

Thats a spicy quail fry ..my hubby's fav,not mine...

meeso said...

I never tasted quail, looks tempting!

Preeti Kashyap said...

great presentation and pic Sarah!

Priya said...

The kada fry looks excellent - It has been ages since I even saw it ,now I need to go look around if we can get it here .Lovely presentation .

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum! Parents are the best to think of us all the time...

Rohini said...

Buddy, Just stopped by to say that you've been tagged. Please collect your award dear!!

ARUNA said...

that looks unbelievably tempting Sarah!

Sarah Naveen said...

Yep true...our parents always gives us the biggest surprises..!!!
thanx a bunch for all ur lovely comments!!!

Nirmal said...

hats off to your mom.
The bird wouldn't even have thought it could be such a beauty when cooked :)

Aysha said...

Just can't resist this tempting dish Sarah...looks so good.

Akal's Saappadu said...

kaada roast looks so delicious, can't drag my eyes to read the recipe, the picture is so attractive!! we get quails very easily here, so I make it very often; you've got a wonderful dadddy!

Anonymous said...

Ich liebe dieses Rezept

Tresa Augustine said...

eee kada roast kandittu eniku sahkunilla...evide ad kandu for kada kozhi thksgiving sale...
but vazhayilla illa....ethu cheyyum!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

edi...y u need vazhayila for this??
Athu veruthe vechirikkunnanne ullu...

Anisha said...

The best Kaada recipe we ever had.We live in United kingdom, and we buy kaada atl east twice a month.Whet we usually does with this little bird is simply fry it. But once we got hold of your fantastic recipe, Kaada roast, we cant think of doing any thing other than this with it. Thank you sarah , we loved that recipe as much as we liked your meen curry, egg roast and prawn and mango curry

Tastyveedu said...

i thought quails tasted best when fried..until i tried your quail roast recipe out...turned out really yummy..i made a few changes to suit our malabarian taste n iv posted it on my blog!(http://tastyveedu.blogspot.com/2012/04/quail-gravy.html)

Sarah Naveen said...

Glad to know u tried and liked it :-)..


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