Yes, all black. Not just the plumage, Kadaknath is jet black inside out. Unsure about trying something so unusual? Don’t be. Read on and you’ll see, the Kadaknath just might give every other breed of chicken a run for its money.
A rare bird
Kadaknath or Kali Masi is a rare breed of chicken that is all black. Everything from its plumage to its flesh is jet black, caused by the presence of high melanin. This bird is native to the state of Madhya Pradesh and is one of three jet black chicken breeds found in the world including Silkier native to China, and Ayyam Cemani native to Indonesia.
Kadaknath has amazing nutritional properties. It is naturally high in protein, iron, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. And its fat and cholesterol content is lower when compared to broiler chicken. The tribes that raise kadaknath fowl even believe that it has great medicinal properties and use it to cure an array of ailments.
Kadkanath doesn’t taste anything like the broiler chicken you’re used to eating. It has a very distinct flavour and texture many compare to partridge and other game fowl. Chefs say it tastes like what chicken probably tasted like before it was domesticated. If you enjoy free range and other birds, you’ll take to Kadaknath really well too.
If you’re looking for birds that are raised naturally, Kadaknath is perfect for you. It is raised in its natural environment comprising backyards and open fields rather than industrial environments. This makes the birds robust and reduces their dependency on vaccinations or antibiotics to be healthy.
Whether you love experimenting with your food, are constantly on the lookout for healthier options, or just want something new to put up on your social media, Kadaknath is a great idea. Try it out now, and let us know what you think in the comments.