Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chicken Karahi

Chicken Karahi ... chicken cooked with a spicy tomato-based gravy. It is best to cook it in a Wok (Karahi) but regular pot can also be used.

Chicken Karahi

* Prep. Time : 20 minutes
* Cook Time : 30 - 40 minutes
* Serves : 4 - 6

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 500 gm. chicken pieces
  • 1 medium ( 50 gm. ) onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 4 medium ( 375 gm. ) tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3 - 4 small green chilies, finely chopped    
  • 1 tsp. salt ( to taste )
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red chillies
  • 1 tsp. crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds, ground 
  • 1 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground 
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. dried fenugreek leaves ( kasuri methi )
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, julienne cut
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves,chopped

Method :

  • Heat oil in a wok / large pan. Add chicken and fry on low heat till the water in the chicken dries & it turns light brown.
  • Remove from oil and keep aside.
  • Add chopped onions in the oil and fry on a medium heat until the onions are slightly soft.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and cook for a further 1 minute. 
  • Add the fried chicken, tomatoes, salt, crushed chillies, crushed coriander, green chillies, ground cumin. Mix well.
  • Cook on medium heat till the tomatoes have softened & the chicken is done.
  • Turn up the heat and further cook, stirring constantly until oil separates.
  • Stir in the ginger, black pepper, garam masala & fenugreek leaves and cook for a further 5 minutes on very low heat.
  • Sprinkle with green coriander. Serve hot with Naan.

I would like to thank Shobha of Food Mazaa for sharing this lovely award. Be sure to check out her blog for delicious recipes. Thank you so much Shobha!!!

Linking this to Savory Sunday by Amanda of The Sweet Details

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Wow nice spicy recipe to have with kerala porota...yumm...

  2. Delicious and yummy chicken,mouthwatering here...loved the recipe.

  3. A classic chicken dish- looks great, restaurant style!
    US Masala

  4. Yumm, wat a delicious and fingerlicking chicken karahi..

  5. Hi Ambreen

    Karahi Chicken looks simply mouthwatering and inviting. A delightful variety of Chicken preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Gorgeous looking chicken karahi.well pictured.

  7. congrats on the award
    yummy chicken curry with the ginger on top looks good

  8. wow looks so wonderful and very inviting !!

  9. Looks delish Ambreen.. My H's fav.

  10. Thank you Reshmi, Suja, Aipi, Priya, Deepa, Savitha, Akheela, Sravani & Shanavi for liking the post. That's a family favorite :)

  11. That is real spicy and inviting bowl of chicken...perfect with Naan:) You are making me hungry!!!

  12. this seems like a yummy dish!

  13. Wow!!! spicy red curry. Loved this version. Bookmarked this.

  14. Thank you Malar, Sarah, Treat & Trick, Zareena for leaving nice comments :)

  15. How nice,yummy & spicy..hmm..keep it up my dear
    p.s yes my dear i am from Great Pakistan :)

  16. Thank you Khadija! I am so glad to have gotten to know you via blogging ... really nice to meet another Pakistani :)

  17. Ambreen, chicken looks mouth watering, love ur blog

  18. Thank you Rahin & Cook from Doha for visiting & your sweet words :)

  19. Thank you so much Sidra for liking it & for following :)


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