Karahi curries are so good! Here are 10 of the most popular chicken karahi recipes.
Over the years, I have been asked for karahi recipes many time. So here you have ten of the most popular chicken karahi recipes out there! While you’re here, you might also like to try some of the following side dishes to enjoy with your homemade chicken karahi.
What do you serve with karahi curries?
If you’d like to make this curry into a feast, you’ve come to the right place. You could just go one of these delicious Indian rice recipes. You’ll get perfect results every time!
If you’d like to make naans, why not try one of these? Instant naans, Peshwari naans, stove top naans, keema naans, garlic naans, tandoor naans (if you have a tandoor oven), or if you’re cooking outdoors, karahi naans. Oh, and really easy but just as delicious are homemade chapatis.
You might also like to serve up an easy curry house style tarka dal or slowly cook dal makhani.
Want to start your chicken jalfrezi meal off with a bang? How about fried shop bought poppadoms or if you’re feeling ambitious, make your own poppadoms from scratch and serve them with coriander chutney, red onion chutney, and/or tamarind chutney.
10 Chicken Karahi Recipes You've Got To Try
You definitely need to try this chicken karahi! It's cooked in rendered chicken fat. We're talking indulgent here!
You can make this chicken karahi as mild or spicy as you like it. Here you add fried chillies and garlic and the result is something close to a curry house style chicken chilli garlic curry.
The original chicken jalfrezis originated in souther India in the days of the British Raj. This is a northern India and Pakistani version that is one of my personal favourites.
Not your average chicken keema karahi! This is how it's made at the most popular karahi food stalls.
This chicken karahi has an superb thick sauce, perfect for dipping your naan in.
If you like black pepper, this chicken karahi is for you. I add extra black pepper when I make it. So good.
Made with yoghurt and cream, this chicken karahi is too good not to try!
Butter chicken karahi is one of the most delicious karahi recipes on the planet. Make this in one pan (karahi) and you will be amazed at the amazing results.
This is a good one! Quick and easy to prepare and so tasty.
Description is required.This is a thick chicken karahi with chickpeas that are left whole and also blended. So good scooped up with fresh chapatis or naans.
About these chicken karahi recipes
Karahi cooking is a lot of fun and gets great results. This is one pan cooking at its best.
The idea behind karahi cooking is to get your karahi really hot over a high heat. Once everything is added, you cover the karahi and simmer on low. This produces a rich and smooth sauce that is to die for!
Adjusting the amount of oil used
In authentic karahi cooking, lots of oil is used. That’s the way it is. In these recipes, you will be using about 125ml (1/2 cup) of oil. That is far less than the amount of oil that is used at street stalls in Pakistan and northern India.
There, you would see more like 500ml (2 cups) of oil poured into the karahi. A lot of that oil is then transferred to another karahi to use in other karahi curries but there is a substantial amount that remains in the karahi.
For these recipes, you use far less but you could cook these with as little as 2 tbsp of oil. That said, the sauce will not be quite the same. The oil helps break down the ingredients in the sauce. When it’s finished doing its job, it then floats to the top of the curry. Traditionally, this seasoned oil is left in the curry as it tastes great but you could skim it off if you like.
Monday 10th of April 2023
That black chicken is to die for!! Going to try more recipes!
Tuesday 11th of April 2023
Yes, they’ve all proved to be very popular! Thanks very much. Dan