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shinwari karhai mThe Shinwari are Pushton tribe of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Shinwari Karhai is a famous dish in all over Pakistan beacaue of less spices and great taste.
I am thankful to my husband who personally asked recipe from a famous Shinwari karahi making expert. He was making karhai in front of him and when my husband asked him about the recipe, he told him in detail. From that day I not only making this at home but also telling all my relatives this awesome recipe.


Chicken/ Mutton1/2 kg
Tomatoes4-5 large
Ginger chopped1 tbsp
Green chilies chopped2
Saltto taste
Black pepper crushed
Coriander leaves, green chilies and ginger sticksfor garnish


  • In 1/2  cup oil fry chicken add ginger and green chilies too. Fry till light brown.
  • Now add salt, tomatoes cut in two slices and 1/2 cup water. Cover with the lid and cook till chicken tender .
  • Remove skin of tomatoes and fry on high flame.
  • When oil separates add crushed black pepper , coriander leaves and green chilies.
  • Cover with the lid and let it simmer for few seconds.
  • Serve with Naans.

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8 Responses

    1. No not at all, just add water in case of mutton. Boiling will ruin the taste of mutton. Follow the same instruction just add water to cook it well.

  1. Do yo know what the approx weight for the tomatoes should be? What should be my ratio between chicken and tomatoes? Thanks! 🙂

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