Servings : Serves 4-5
A lovely simple spicy chicken dish, that is mainly flavoured by fresh chopped tomatoes and ginger. I love adding capsicum/pepper in this dish too, it adds to the wonderful aroma and gives a fantastic yummy finish.
Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
- 1 chicken, cut into small pieces (12 or more) - marinate chicken for at least an hour, up to overnight in the ingredients below
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. garlic
- 2 tsp. red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. plain yoghurt
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. coriander seeds, roasted then grinded into a powder
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 3 whole pepper
- 2 cloves
- 2 pieces cinnamon sticks
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1/4 cup oil + 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 onions, chopped finely
- 6-8 medium tomatoes, chopped finely
- 1 chopped capsicum/pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp. fenugreek/methi leaves
- 2-3 green chillies, slit
- 1 tsp. red chilli powder
- 1 tsp. ginger paste
- 1/2 tsp. garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala
- salt to taste
- julienned ginger for garnishing
- coriander leaves, chopped
Heat the oil n butter, add the whole spices (cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, cloves). Once they start to sputter, add the fenugreek/methi leaves, followed by the chopped onions. Fry the onions on medium heat until golden, then add the ginger and garlic, followed by the chopped tomatoes and 1 green chilli. Cook until the tomatoes reduce in amount and thicken up, releasing the oil.
Turn up the heat to high, now add the marinated chicken pieces. Stir fry them in this mixture on high heat for 5 minutes until the chicken turns color, then reduce the heat to low, add the cumin powder, chili powder and coriander powder plus half a cup of warm water. Cover the pot and let the chicken simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes.
Check on it, stir and add some salt, then cover again and let it cook for another 8-10 minutes. Now check on the chicken, add the chopped capsicum/pepper, adjust salt and add the second green chilli plus a bit of the coriander leaves (if you’re not using capsicum, just add the salt and green chilli n coriander leaves at this point).
Cover and simmer again for another 5-8 minutes or until the capsicum has started to soften. Check if the chicken is done, squeeze the juice of half a lemon, sprinkle the garam masala and some chopped coriander. Turn off the heat once the chicken is done.
Leave it to rest for about 20 minutes covered before serving so that the flavours get properly infused into the chicken. Garnish with ginger and more coriander, and serve with either rice or naan…or whatever else you prefer.
It turend out excellent!
The recipes that i have tried from this site are simply awesome. Can i plz get a recipe for chicken jalfrezi?
Thanks! Will post jalfrezi soon. 🙂
Aslm,aleykum sis fauzia, just found your website. I learned alot n I love it. Keep up tha good work. Jaazakalah kheir ukhty
thanks a lot for your wonderful recipes.
I was wondering if this recipe can be done with beef as well?
W/Salaam, yes it can.
assalam alaikum…i tried this recipe today it was really yummy…just like the karahis i ate at restaurants…ur recipe rocks…cant wait to try ur other recipes inshaAllah…jazakIllah khair for ur wonderful recipe.
Fauziaa plz post recipe of WHITE KARAHI
Will do inshaAllah. I do have white qorma if you are interested in that. 🙂
Assalam o Alaikum Fauzia dear, thanx for the ymmy rcips 🙂
today i am going to try this recipe n i hope this will also be as tasty as the other ones that i have already tried:)Duas and Salam
Salaams,how much tomato do we need to use?
W/Salaam, as mentioned in the recipe 6-8 tomatoes.
Nice recipe.i shall try soon
Nice recipe.i shall try soon with ur naan recipe.Insha ALLAH.
Hi what do you mean by 2
Hi what do you mean by 2 whole peppers? What kind
If i use boneless chicken, do i change the quantity of ingredients?
W/Salaam, use 1kg boneless
W/Salaam, use 1kg boneless chicken for the same amount of ingredients.
The above receipe will make
The above receipe will make how many servings? I have 1kg of chicken drumsticks(with bone). Should i keep the ingredients same?
1kg chicken would serve
1kg chicken would serve around 4-5 people. Yes, same amounts for the 1kg drumsticks. 🙂
with skin or without for this
with skin or without for this recipie?
Thank you for sharing such a great recipe :)! Just a few doubts I had. For the ingredients, it says ginger and garlic paste. Since I don’t have paste available right now, can I substitute the pastes with minced ginger and garlic instead? If yes, then should I be using the same quantity? Also I have fried onions made already so how much should I use to substitute with the two onions ?
Thank you in advance 🙂
W/Salaam, you can grate the
W/Salaam, you can grate the ginger and garlic to form a paste. And yes same amount. Hmm about the fried onion, hard to say what is the equivalent of 2 onions, I would use about 4-5 tbsp.
Thank you for the reply :)! I
Thank you for the reply :)! I tried it yesterday and was delicious mashallah. Wonderful recipe! First time my karahi chicken came out so well. Jazakallah
Hey Fauzia … i am trying
Hey Fauzia … i am trying your recipe for the very first time ..i wana ask you that i dont ve fresh leaves of fenugreek with me right now .. can i use sun dried leaves as same as directed in recipe or not ?
You can leave it out
You can leave it out completely or use a very small pinch as the dried ones are stronger in flavour.
Salaam, I am inshaa’Allah
Salaam, I am inshaa’Allah going to try out this recipe. I just wanted to ask about the chilli powder. 2tsp for the marinate and one in the masala. Is this a very spicy dish. I tend to use the extra hot chill powder and was wondering if I shud reduce the amount? Am worried it will turn out too spicy.
W/Salaam, yes absolutely by
W/Salaam, yes absolutely by all means you can reduce the spice in any recipe to suit your tastes. You can always sprinkle more later if you find it needs it. 🙂
Assalam. Dear Fauzia. may i
Assalam. Dear Fauzia. may i blend the tomatoes instead of chopping it?
W/Salaam, yes you can.
W/Salaam, yes you can.
Thanks Fauzia for such a
Thanks Fauzia for such a lovely recipe 🙂
I tried today and it turned out great.