Karahi Chicken / Ramadan Recipes

Karahi chicken

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Chicken (bone-in or boneless thighs) – 3/4 kg, cut into medium-small pieces (Marinate chicken pieces with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder and enough salt. Set aside for 30 minutes)

2. Oil – 1/4 cup +  2 tbsp

3. Onion – 1 medium-small, finely chopped or thinly sliced

4. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp (Grind 1/2 inch ginger and 10 small garlic cloves to a paste)

5. Tomato – 1 medium-large, thinly sliced

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp

    Crushed red chilies – 3/4 tsp

    Cumin  seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

 7. Yoghurt – 1/2 cup

8. Garam masala powder – 3/4 – 1 tsp (Recipe below)

9. Salt – To taste

10. Cilantro – 1/4 – 1/2 cup

      Green chilies – 1 – 2,  sliced

      Ginger – 1 tsp, julienned

Method

1. Heat oil in a karahi / heavy bottomed pan at medium-high heat. Add sliced / finely chopped onion, little salt and saute until light golden. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes at low heat. Next add sliced tomato and saute until mushy. Add all the spice powers numbered 6 and saute for 1 minute.

2. Next add the chicken pieces and stir well. Cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes at medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Open the lid and add yoghurt. Again cook for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is completely done and oil separates on top. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and sliced green chilies. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Switch off. Serve hot with roti/ naan/ pulao.

Garam masala powder recipe

  1. Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  2. Black pepper – 1.5 tsp
  3. Cloves – 1/4 tsp
  4. Black cardamom – 1
  5. Cinnamon – 1/4 inch

Grind the above ingredients to a fine powder. You need only 3/4 – 1 tsp for this recipe. Store the remaining in an air-tight container to use later.

Recipe Courtesy – Zahera Ummat

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Karahi chicken

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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