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How to Make Chicken Karahi in the Instant Pot
Hello Foodies,
     It is a luscious restaurant-style Northern Indian Chicken Recipe, just like you would get in a restaurant. Not like you usually make at home. That little bit of cream really makes the dish tasty after you add it. You’ll see how big it is. It is a restaurant-style Chicken Recipe, but it has homestyle tastes. It’s mom’s style of cooking chicken in her kitchen, nothing unusual here. Just simple ingredients put together in a way that tastes amazing. This recipe doesn’t call for a bunch of ingredients you’ve never heard of. The spices are simple, and you can get almost everything from your local grocery store.


What is a Karahi(Kadai) Chicken?
Karahi/Kadhai is a thick, circular, metal cooking pot(similar to a wok) used in Indian cooking for curries, sautéed vegetables, and deep-frying. Traditionally made out of cast iron, karahi looks like woks with steeper sides(Also, you can find kadhai made of stainless steel, copper, and non-stick surfaces, both round and flat-bottomed). Traditionally, karahi vessels are used for frying and making stews. The dishes that are cooked in a karahi are often called by that name as well. 

Video Recipe:

Chicken Karahi is a famous North Indian curry and is so quick and easy to prepare. This spicy, homestyle curry on the menu which is often served with naan or roti right from the tandoor. With just a little chopping and some hands-off simmering time, you can have a flavorful curry dinner on the table in 30 minutes! North Indian Chicken Karahi tends to include onions and green peppers, while Pakistani Chicken Karahi does not.
If you’re not a spice lover, you can always adjust the number of green chilies if you prefer a milder heat.
IS KARAHI CHICKEN CURRY HOT? 
       No, it’s not. There are lots of warming spices in this dish, as well as chilies. But, it doesn’t have to be mouth-flaming hot. Choose your chili based on your heat/spiciness preference. As the dish simmers, the heat will mellow, leaving a wonderful flavor and just a bit of warming heat. To reduce the spice in this curry, reduce the quantity of red chili powder, garam masala, and ginger by half.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN KARAHI?
It Tastes Awesome when serves with any Indian flatbread like,
Other Chicken Recipes to Try:
Ingredients:
Spice Mix:
  • 1 Tbsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Salt
To Make Karahi Chicken in the Instant Pot:
  • 12 oz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast(you can use thighs too)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Onion medium, finely diced
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato Paste 
  • 1 Tbsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 3 Green Chilies sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Milk Cream 
  • ¼ Green & Yellow Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro/Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Ginger for garnishing, julienned
  • Water 1 Cup

Instructions:
The spice mix:
  • Combine all the spice mix ingredients and set aside.
To Cook Chicken Karahi In the Instant Pot:
  • Turn on the Sauté mode of the Instant Pot and heat oil. 
  • Add onions, ginger-garlic paste and saute and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onions turn translucent. 
  • Add green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, and tomato paste and mix well.
  • Add the chicken, spice mix, and water and stir well.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot and place the valve to the sealing position. 
  • Pressure Cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 5 minutes. 
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Turn on the saute mode of the instant pot and add milk cream, diced onion, green and yellow pepper, and mix well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and turn off the instant pot.
  • Garnish with cilantro and julienne ginger. 
  • Chicken Karahi is ready to serve, serve hot with naan and rice. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 270 calories, along with 11.7 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g dietary fiber, 13 g fats, and 27.6 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used.)
Good Time To Eat:
           It is good to eat Chicken Karahi for Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner.

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