Make this tomato-based tangy Pakistani Chicken Karahi in just 35 minutes!

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Prep:  10 min

Cook:  25 mins

Calories: 342kcal

Servings : 4 peolpe

Chicken Karahi

A bright and tempting chicken cooked in tomato gravy.




Tomato onion




garlic ,ginger


The ingredients of the karahi or kadai chicken recipe are more or less the same.


The basic technique of making chicken karahi is bhunna or cooking on high heat until oil separates. You need a large cooking surface that allows searing.

step 1

In a wok fry chicken in oil or ghee with salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes until the color changes.

step 2

Color has changed and few golden marks are visible. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon leaving oil in the pan. Set aside.

step 3

In the same wok, fry finely chopped onions for 3 minutes until onion is translucent. You can skip onions if you like.

step 4

Add the spices and fry for a minute until spices sizzle.

step 5

Add tomatoes pureed or sliced and cook for 3-5 minutes. Cover the wok.

step 6

Cook until oil separates and the color of gravy darkens, keep stirring on medium-high heat.

step 7

Now, add fried chicken with juices in the wok again. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame until chicken is tender.

step 8

Add a dollop of butter (if using) for a makhni flavor. Garnish with ginger and chili.

Chicken Karahi is ready. Garnish and serve.

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