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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Chicken Karahi

Chicken Karahi is a very popular dish in Pakistani and North Indian cuisine. This delicious dish is usually made during special occasions and can be enjoyed with naan or rice.


Chicken: 1 kg
Oil: 3 tbsp
Onion: 1 (large)
Tomatoes: 3 (medium)
Yogurt: 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Green chillies: 2
Red chilly powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt: to taste
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Garlic: 2 cloves
Ginger: 1 small piece
Fresh Cilantro: For Garnish


  1. Heat some oil in a wok and fry finely sliced onions until they turn pink, then add finely chopped garlic cloves and cumin seeds. Once they change color, add ginger garlic paste, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well.
  2. Add chicken and stir it well with other ingredients. Then add diced tomatoes and mix everything, then cover and simmer for around 15 minutes.
  3. Then pour yogurt and finely chopped green chillies. Let the water from yogurt dry and cook until chicken is done.
  4. Once the chicken is done, add garam masala, thinly sliced ginger and chopped cilantro. Stir it well and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Chicken karahi is ready to serve,  you can have it with naan or white rice.

Hope you enjoy this recipe. Feel free to post any comments or suggestions.

Happy Cooking!!! :)

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