Charsi Chicken Karahi
Charsi Chicken Karahi
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Discover the joy of preparing Charsi Chicken Karahi, a classic Pakistani dish known for its robust flavours and vibrant colours. Uncover the deep-rooted history and delight in the challenge of making this iconic dish in your own kitchen.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 800 g Chicken
  • 6 Tomatoes
  • 300 ml Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • Ginger Julienne


  • Heat up oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Then, add the chicken and salt, and cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken undergoes a colour change and becomes white.
  • Remove the excess oil, add the sliced green chillies and garlic paste into the pan, and sauté them for 1-2 minutes.
  • Halve the tomatoes and position them face down on the chicken. Cover the pan and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Using tongs, remove the skins from the tomatoes. Continue cooking on high heat for 8-10 minutes until any excess water evaporates.
  • Add the black pepper and ginger cut into thin strips (julienne), and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, accompanied by homemade naan bread on the side. Enjoy your meal!

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