Chicken Karahi
Chicken Karahi
5 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Chicken karahi, also known as chicken kadai, is an Indian chicken curry made with aromatic spices, fresh garlic, and ginger. Impress all your friends and family with this authentic karahi recipe.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 50 ml Oil
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 100 g Yoghurt
  • Coriander
  • Ginger Julienned
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Chillies


  • In a karahi pot or round-bottomed wok heat up the oil on low heat until hot
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned but be careful not to burn
  • Add the ginger paste and the garlic paste then cook for 2-3 minutes mixing thoroughly to ensure that the pastes evenly distribute through the curry
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft
  • Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes until the chicken has changed colour and there is no sign of any pinkness on the outside of the chicken
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, black pepper, turmeric powder and garam masala then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes stirring to ensure that the spices do not stick to the pan
  • Add the yoghurt then stir immediately to prevent the yoghurt from curdling and cook for 8-10 minutes
  • Add the finely diced rocket chillies, julienned ginger, dried fenugreek leaves, cumin seeds, and coriander then mix until combined
  • Serve immediately with homemade naan then enjoy!



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