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Chicken Karhaai

Rated as 3.43 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of the most popular chicken dishes. An extremely easy and flavorful chicken dish with just a few simple ingredients. Traditionally for this dish the chicken is cut into 16 pieces (usually by the butcher) but you can make it with bigger pieces as well. The spiciness of the dish can be varied by increasing or decreasing the amount of black pepper and green chile in the recipe to suit your taste."
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55 m servings 735
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Lightly brown the chicken on all sides in the oil. Turn heat to low, then stir in the tomato, ginger paste, serrano peppers, crushed peppercorn, and salt. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Pour in the water and turn the pieces of chicken over. Cover, and continue cooking until the chicken is done, about 15 minutes more, adding additional water as necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 735 calories; 54.7 0.9 56.5 227 407 Full nutrition

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key ingredients that are missing: fresh ginger: cut into matchsticks: 2 to 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Haldi powder (turmeric): yellow spice common to pakistani and indian c...

It has good taste for American friends but if you're trying to impress a Pakistani husband or Indian friend this is not your recipie.

I made several mistakes with this recipe. My pepper grinder broke so I tried to use a mortar and pestle to grind the peppercorns. That's not a great idea, let me tell you. My peppercorns stay...

It had a nice flavor from the pepper and ginger but it was a little too plane for me.

This in one of my favorite recipes. I tried this in an Indian restaurant and it was really yummy! So I came to all recipes and this one fits really nice. I also serve this with rice (spanish ...