Chicken White Karahi

Chicken White Karahi, also known as “Murghi Ke Karahi” or “Mughlai Karahi,” is a popular dish from Pakistan and India that is made with chicken, tomatoes, onions, and a blend of spices. The dish gets its name from the “Karahi” which is a type of heavy, circular, and deep cooking pan that is traditionally used to prepare the dish.

To make Chicken White Karahi, first, marinate the chicken in yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and a mix of spices such as red chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric. The chicken should be marinated for at least an hour or overnight for the best results.

Next, heat oil in a Karahi or a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and sauté until they are golden brown. Add in the marinated chicken and cook until it is no longer pink. Then, add in the tomatoes and continue to cook until the tomatoes are soft and the chicken is fully cooked.

For the final step, add in the remaining spices such as garam masala and green chilies, along with some heavy cream for a rich and creamy consistency. Cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens and the flavors have melded together.

Serve the Chicken White Karahi with steamed rice or naan bread. Some people also like to garnish the dish with fresh cilantro or mint leaves, and a squeeze of lemon juice for added flavor.

This dish is not only delicious, but it’s also versatile. You can adjust the spiciness to your taste, and you can also add more vegetables such as bell peppers or mushrooms for added nutrition.

One unique aspect of this dish is that it is cooked in a “Karahi” which is a special kind of cooking pan that is made of cast iron. This pan is heavy and it has deep sides, which makes it perfect for cooking dishes like this that need to be cooked on high heat for a long time.

The Karahi is also great for searing and caramelizing the ingredients, which gives the dish a unique depth of flavor. This is why it is so important to use a Karahi or a similar type of pan when making this dish to get an authentic taste and texture.

Let’s make chicken white Karahi and enjoy .. !!


• Chicken – 1 Kg
• Onion – 2 medium
• Garlic – 1 Tbs
• Salt – 1 Tbs
• Water – 1 cup
• Yogurt – 1 + 1/2 cup
• Cumin seed powder – 1 Tbs
• Coriander powder – 1 Tbs
• White pepper – 1 Tbs
• Black pepper – 1 Tsp
• Oil – 3/4 cup
• Cream – 100 ml
• Ginger – To garnish
• Green chili – 3 chopped


• Take a wok add chicken, onion, water, and salt
• Cover and cook for 5-7 mins
• Now add yogurt and cook for 5 more mins
• Add spices oil and cook till oil separates
• Add remaining spices as shown add cream
• Garnish with green chili and ginger
• Enjoy .. !!


• Adjust spices according to your own taste

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