Learn how to make one of the most loved and delicious chicken recipes from the North Indian region.
In India and Pakistan some of the dishes are cooked and served in a ‘karahi’ (also spelled karai, kadai, kadahi or kadhai). A karahi is a circular, deep, bowled dish and is similar in shape to a wok. Some have handles on either side. It is also referred to as a ‘handi’ as well.
Karahis are small or medium in size to accommodate one cooked dish for serving or eating from directly. They are usually made of cast iron but stainless steel, copper and non-stick versions are also available.
Interestingly, the term ‘balti’ originating in Birmingham (UK), also refers to food being served in a karahi in many of the Asian restaurants in the ‘balti belt’ of Birmingham.
This recipe is a Pakistani style chicken karahi recipe which is eaten a lot in North of Pakistan. The main ingredient of chicken used in this example can vary substituting in with mutton, lamb or paneer or tofu for vegetarians.
Watch the video of this dish being made by Naila Abz.
Serve hot with roti or naan bread and raita. As you can see its not very complicated or time consuming to make this popular and delicious dish. Enjoy!
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