Karahi Chicken – Pakistani Street Style

Karahi Chicken Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3)

  1. Chicken – 1/2 kg, cut into medium-small pieces
  2. Oil – 3 tbsp
  3. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  4. Tomatoes, small – 3 ripe, halved (I prefer to use roma tomatoes for this recipe)
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder – 1.5 – 2 tsp
    Chili powder (I used 3/4 tsp each of kashmiri and regular chili powder) – 1.5 tsp
    Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
    Pepper powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp
    Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
    Green chilies (mildly spicy )  – 2 – 3 , diagonally sliced
  6. Kasoori methi – 1/4 tsp
    Fresh cream / heavy cream – 1 – 2 tbsp
    Butter – 2 – 3 tsp
  7. Green chilies – 1 –  2, diagonally sliced
    Ginger – 1/2 tsp, julienned
    Cilantro – 1 – 2 bsp, chopped
  8. Salt – to taste

Method

  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil over medium high heat and add chicken pieces. Cook for 5 – 6 minutes, stirring in between till color changes. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a few minutes till the raw smell of ginger-garlic paste is completely gone. Add halved tomatoes, salt and cook for 4 – 5 minutes till tomatoes turn soft. Using tongs, remove the tomato peel. Cook for a few more minutes. Mash the tomatoes gently using the spatula. Add the spice powders numbered 5 (you can also add 1.5 tbsp yoghurt along with the spices) and cook for a few minutes while stirring. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for 10 – 15 minutes till chicken is completely cooked. Taste-check for salt. Add kasoori methi, fresh cream and butter. Mix well. Cook for a minute and switch off. Sprinkle sliced green chilies, ginger and cilantro. Serve immediately with naan, chapathi or jeera rice.
    Tip
    For extra taste -You can replace coriander powder and cumin powder with coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Lightly roast and coarsely powder coriander seeds and cumin seeds and then use in this recipe.

     

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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