Recipe: Chicken Karahi

Surprisingly quick and easy to make, Chicken Karahi is a staple at every gathering.


Zeenat Iqbal June 04, 2013

This delicious concoction of meat and spices is a favourite across the subcontinent.

Surprisingly quick and easy to make, Chicken Karahi is a staple at every gathering, be it a simple or extravagant affair. Check out this recipe for homemade Chicken Karahi. I guarantee it will be a treat to your taste buds!

Ingredients:

Chicken 1 kg

Tomatoes 2

Cumin seeds (zeera) ½ to ¾ tsp

Handful of green chillies (slit with seeds removed)

Red chilli powder

Salt (to taste)

Ginger (sliced into 1 ½ inch long pieces)

Oil ¼ cup

Garlic

Method

•  Heat some oil and the flame when done.

•  Add the cumin seeds and ginger and fry.

•  Place back on the stove and add chicken and half of the tomatoes.

•  Cook over low heat until the gravy becomes dry and the chicken is tender.

•  Add the green chillies and remaining tomatoes.

•  In a separate pan, prepare the bhagaar by heating oil and frying some cumin seeds in it at low heat.

•  Garnish with coriander leaves and limes.

Alternative method:

•  Boil the chicken with garlic and ginger then fry in a little oil. Add the tomatoes and allow the mixture to cook before removing it from the pan.

•  Fry the green chillies and cumin seeds with some red chilli powder and salt.

•  Pour this mixture over the chicken and continue frying for some time.

•  Serve with lemon.


Zeenat Iqbal is a stay-at-home mother of three. In her free time, she enjoys devising new recipes and writing short stories for children


Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, June 2nd, 2013.

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COMMENTS (2)

Chunky Lafanga | 8 years ago | Reply

This recipe isn't explained well at all. What do you do with the tomatoes? Peel them? Dice them? The first 2 steps don't make sense.

Shani | 8 years ago | Reply

One word: SHAN !

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