Karahis are a popular curry all over Pakistan and India gaining increasing popularity in restaurants all over the globe. Nothing gives Indian flavours quite as karahis do. I love my karahis whether it’s a lamb karahi or chicken karahi.
If you haven’t heard of karahis then you are definitely missing out. Juicy, tender pieces of chicken simmered in a beautiful tomato masala. The tomatoes are the star of this dish, so make sure you use good quality tomatoes.
However, with that being said often good quality ingredients are hard to come by so even if you use any old tomato then this chicken karahi is bound to taste good. Just need to use A LOT of them!
The name of this recipe originates from the pan that is cooked on. It is similar to a wok. A karahi is a heavy round deep pan with a flat base.
I have kept this chicken karahi recipe authentic to the city of Peshawar. So, if you’re from Pakistan and missing home then this recipe is made for you.
The use of no onions and black pepper matches the origins of this recipe where black pepper and tomatoes are the main components of the dishes.
I know some people do prefer to have a karahi with onions, so I made a new not-so-traditional chicken karahi recipe that uses onions and tomatoes in the masala base.
Onions were only used as karahis became increasingly popular and the onions were an inexpensive way to bulk up the masala without having to spend a fortune.
Peshawari chicken karahi is a traditional curry recipe of Peshawar, Pakistan. This Peshawari chicken karahi recipe, also known as chicken charsi, has the best aroma, taste and is very simple to make.
Peshawari chicken karahi is one of the simplest curries, with only a few ingredients but with an abundance of flavour.
This Peshawari karahi is perfect for everyone and anyone. Perfect for adults and children alike this chicken karahi recipe is sure to impress. Each bite is filled with mild heat and wonderful flavours. Serve this with a tandoori chapatti or even with boiled basmati rice.
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I made this for dinner tonight and it was so so so good! Tasted just like the chicken handi from my local Peshawari restaurant. Thank you!