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Easy Chicken Karahi Recipe

Easy Chicken Karahi Recipe

This Easy Chicken Karahi Recipe is the perfect Pakistani chicken curry, that is super delicious and also quick and easy to make! It pairs perfectly with naan or white rice, and once you make it you'll be hooked!
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Pakistani/Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 292kcal


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1000 grams chicken pieces (I used bone in chicken and had my butcher cut up the chicken into 14 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 6-7 large tomatoes (roughly chopped into chunks)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro/coriander (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (for garnish)


  • In a large, heavy bottomed pot heat the oil and add the chicken pieces.
  • Saute the chicken pieces for a few minutes (2-3 minutes) until the chicken changes color. Then add the garlic and ginger paste, and saute the chicken for another 2-3 minutes. 
  • Now add the spices (red chilli powder, turmeric and salt) and saute on medium high heat for 5-7 minutes or until the oil separates from the chicken. Keep stirring the chicken frequently during this step. 
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes and stir the pot. Then lower the heat to medium low, and cover the pot until the tomatoes have softened. This will take about 15 minutes. Stir the pot a few times during this time, ensuring that the chicken doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Once the tomatoes have softened, take off the lid and stir and cook on high heat until the oil separates once again. This will take about 5-7 minutes depending on the heat of the stove. 
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro / coriander and green chilli. Serve with naan or white rice. Enjoy!


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1301IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg