Chicken Karahi - Dhaba Style

Dhaba Style Chicken Karahi 





10 min


15 min




 Dhaba Style Chicken Karahi 

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  • 1 kg ‏chicken ( skinless, medium-sized, bone-in  pieces)
  • 1 ½ cups ‏red onion, chopped (1 large onion)
  • 1 ½ cups ‏tomato chopped ( 2 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp ‏cumin seeds
  • 2 ‏bay leaves
  • 1 large Tbsp ‏ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ‏Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ‏coriander powder
  • 1 tsp ‏Punjabi style garam masala ( recommended) - or use your favourite
  • 1 tsp ‏turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ‏black pepper powder
  • As needed:   ‏Sliced green chillies, ginger juliennes and fresh chopped coriander leaves.
  • ¼ cup - ½ cup ‏vegetable oil or ghee ( Dhaba dishes are not shy when it comes to the oil, reduce according to your preference).
  • To taste, ‏salt (about 1 tsp)


  1. Heat oil in a wok or kadai.
  2. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Allow the seeds to pop.
  3. Next, add the onion and saute briefly.
  4. To this, add the garam masala first and saute till nice and aromatic and the onions are slightly softened.
  5. Add the cleaned,  thoroughly drained chicken pieces and toss to coat with the onion-spice mixture. Cook for about 4 minutes, till the chicken, is evenly coloured.
  6. Add the ginger-garlic paste and remaining spice powders. Also, add salt to taste. Stir through to coat the pieces and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add tomatoes and stir through. Add some of the ginger juliennes, chopped coriander and green chilli. (Reserve the remainder for garnish).
  8. Stir through. Cook, covered on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Open, and turn up the heat to reduce the gravy to desired thickness.
  10. Garnish with remaining ginger juliennes, green chilli and coriander.
  11. Serve hot with roti/chapapthi, home made butter and onion rings.


Dhaba Style Chicken Karahi 


Key Ingredients: Chicken, Oil, Onion, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilli, Coriander Spices, Salt.


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