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karha m

I have written DESI Karhai because this is my mother’s traditional recipe, thou she was making a number of Karhai recipes but this was uncomparable and scrumptious. My mother’s cooking was versatile, I saw her trying every cuisine in her kitchen.
I can not forget the taste of her food and the efforts which she was putting in to make her family satisfy. Truly no comparison of Mother’s cooking.
Here is a small tribute to my mother:


Chicken 1 kg
Onion 1 large chopped
Tomatoes6 medium
Ginger garlic paste1 tbsp
Oil3/4 cup or 1/2 cup
Saltto taste
Whole Red chillies5-6
Red chilli powder1 tbsp
Coriander powder1tsp
Turmeric powder1 tsp
Crushed cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Crushed coriander seeds1/2 tsp
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Qasuri methi1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves1/4 cup
Ginger sticks.1 tbsp


  • In a pot add oil, ginger garlic paste and chicken, fry till light brown. Take it out and in the same oil add onion.
  • Fry till light brown and then add chopped tomatoes.Cook for few minutes and then add spices. Stir to mix well.
  • Now add chicken and whole red chillies and cover with lid.
  • Cook on low flame now, you can add 1/4 cup water too. Cook till chicken tender.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves, Qasuri methi and ginger in sticks and serve with  naan.
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