Special Chicken Karhai Rceipe by Shireen Anwer


Here’s my all time favourite and tried and tested a countless number of times, the recipe of Very Special Chicken Karhai by Shireen Anwer.

You can add or subtract spices as you want in this recipe and also make variations to suit your family needs and taste requirements.

Here’s what you will need:

Chicken 1 (cut in small 16 pieces)

Oil 1/2 cup

Ginger and garlic paste 2 tbsp

Tomatoes, chopped or pureed 5 – 6

Red Chili powder 2 tbsp

Black pepper ground 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Green chilies 5 -6 whole

Roasted and ground cumin seeds 1 tbsp

Kasoori methi 1 tsp

Graam Masala 1 tsp

Yogurt 2 tbsp

Fresh coriander leaves cut finely


  1. Heat oil in a wok and add ginger garlic paste. Stir fry and then add chicken into it.
  2. Fry for a few minutes on high until colour of chicken changes.
  3. Add tomatoes, chili powder and salt, mix them all well and let cook.
  4. After a few minutes, add yogurt, green whole chilies and remaining spices as mentioned above.
  5. Cover with lid and let cook on slow flame until water is dried up, chicken gets tender and a layer of oil comes on top.
  6. Sprinkle Ginger juveniles and fresh coriander leaves on top.
  7. Serve hot with tandoor or chapattis and raita.


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