Peshawari Chicken Karahi

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“Peshawari Karahi is a specialty of Peshawar, Pakistan. It is one of the top favorite meals of my family. I first ate this karahi at a restaurant in Karachi. I was in love with the aroma, the taste—it was a treat for the tongue. Want to share your own recipe with our community? Simply send it to community@kitchenstories.com!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
500 g chicken breasts (boneless)
onion
2 cloves garlic
15 g ginger
tomatoes
1 tsp black peppercorn
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp cumin seed
1½ tsp chili flakes
1½ tsp salt
4 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp garam masala
lemon
10 g cilantro
naan bread (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • mortar and pestle
  • wok
  • cooking spoon
  • citrus press

Nutrition per serving

Cal
310
Protein
35 g
Fat
7 g
Carb
25 g
  • Step 1/4

    Peel and thinly slice onion. Peel and finely chop garlic and ginger. Dice tomatoes. Crush black peppercorns, coriander seeds, and whole cumin with a mortar and pestle.
    • onion
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 15 g ginger
    • tomatoes
    • 1 tsp black peppercorn
    • 1 tsp coriander seed
    • 1 tsp cumin seed
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • mortar and pestle

    Peel and thinly slice onion. Peel and finely chop garlic and ginger. Dice tomatoes. Crush black peppercorns, coriander seeds, and whole cumin with a mortar and pestle.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat a wok over medium heat. Sauté onions until they turn transparent. Add chicken, garlic, ginger, chili flakes, spices, and salt. Stir for approx. 5 min. Add diced tomatoes and cook for approx. 10 min.
    • 500 g chicken breasts (boneless)
    • 1½ tsp chili flakes
    • 1½ tsp salt
    • wok
    • cooking spoon

    Heat a wok over medium heat. Sauté onions until they turn transparent. Add chicken, garlic, ginger, chili flakes, spices, and salt. Stir for approx. 5 min. Add diced tomatoes and cook for approx. 10 min.

  • Step 3/4

    Add yogurt and cook for approx. 5 min. longer.
    • 4 tbsp yogurt

    Add yogurt and cook for approx. 5 min. longer.

  • Step 4/4

    Lastly, add butter, garam masala, lemon juice, and fresh cilantro leaves. Simmer over medium-low heat for approx. 5 min. Serve hot with naan or roti and raita. Enjoy!
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • lemon
    • 10 g cilantro
    • naan bread (for serving)
    • citrus press

    Lastly, add butter, garam masala, lemon juice, and fresh cilantro leaves. Simmer over medium-low heat for approx. 5 min. Serve hot with naan or roti and raita. Enjoy!