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Karahi Chicken Recipe, Kadai Murgh, Pakistani

One of the quickest and tastiest karahi chicken recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword chicken kadai, karahi chicken, murgh karahi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marination Time 2 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 310kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 1.25 kg approx.2 lb chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chili
  • 2 tomato made into paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt beaten
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves/cilantro finely chopped


  • Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, tomato paste and salt for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and fry the chicken in it till oil separates. Add yogurt and cook till oil separates again.
  • Grind together cumin seeds, black peppercorns, garam masala powder, and red chili powder. Add this powder to the gravy along with green chili.
  • Cook till the masala is well coated to the chicken. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.



  • Cooking time will vary according to the size of your chicken.
  • You can also add crushed chilli flakes instead of red chili powder.