Recipe for Pakistani-style chicken karahi

Recipe for Pakistani-style chicken karahi
Prep 20 m
Cook 40m
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    1 kg bone-in chicken (cut into 16 pieces)

    1/4 cup oil

    1/2 cup yogurt

    1 tsp salt

    3/4 tsp red chilli powder

    1/2 tsp cumin powder

    1/4 tsp garam masala powder

    1 tsp ginger paste

    1 tsp garlic paste

    4 chopped tomatoes

    1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper

    1 tsp cumin seeds whole

    Handful of chopped coriander

    Chopped green chillies to garnish

    Ginger cut in julienne style to garnish

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Ingredient Substitution Guide


1. Heat oil in a wok.

2. Fry the chicken with the ginger and garlic paste for 5 minutes.

3. Add tomatoes and all the spices except for the black pepper and yogurt.

4. Cover and cook on high heat for about 15 minutes till the tomatoes are cooked well.

5. Add the yoghurt and cook further for 10 minutes.

6. Cover the pan with the lid and simmer for 10 minutes.

7. Garnish with black pepper, chopped green chilies, ginger and coriander while serving.

Saira Ahmed

Pakistani expat and Managing Director at Little Lahore restaurant in Dubai