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Karahi is nothing but a heavy bottom pan in a big bowl shape. The Karahi recipes are all made in this pan and thus named after it. The origins of karahi recipes can be found in Pakistan, so named this dish Lahori Murg Karahi.

Chicken is also known as “Murg” and here i have used small cuts of chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are juicy and is easy to chew. It doesn’t get chewy unlike the breast pieces., but whole chicken can also be used. Lahori Murg Karahi is made in thick rich tomato gravy and various spices to give it its aroma and flavour!

Karahi recipes are generally dry but i like keeping a little thick gravy , which makes it even more tastier and fingerlicking. Lahori Murg Karahi is served with Roti, Naan, Parathas or Rumali rotis.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2lb/1 kg Chicken Thighs boneless
  2. 4 Tomatoes
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  5. 1 Cup Curd/ Yogurt
  6. 3-4 Cloves / Long
  7. 6-7 Black Peppercorns / Golki
  8. 3 Green Cardamoms / Elaichi
  9. 1 Teaspoon Cumin/ Jeera Powder
  10. 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  12. 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Red Chilli Powder to taste
  15. 2 Tablespoon Oil / Ghee
  16. 4 Slit Green Chillies
  17. 1 Teaspoon fresh Ginger Julienne
  18. 1/2 Cup Fresh Green Coriander for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Heat oil in Karahi and crackle peppercorns, cardamom and cloves
  • Throw in chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute until onions get golden brown in colour.
  • Add in 2 green chillies and chicken pieces, saute until chicken changes colour and finishes releasing water.
  • Add in chopped tomatoes, Salt and Turmeric and give everything a good mix.
  • Once the tomatoes soften, add in cumin and coriander powder, saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the excess liquid reduces, add in the curd and garam masala.
  • Mix everything, reduce heat, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir in between.
  • Cook until the curd releases oil, and chicken takes up a glossy look.
  • Add little water if gravy required and simmer and let boil until chicken is done
  • Garnish with Ginger Juliennes, Fresh coriander leaves and slit green chillies.
  • Serve hot with Roti, Naan or Rumali rotis.

 

Ragi or Finger Millet is a Gluten-free, whole grain, rich in fiber that helps in weight loss, indigestion and diabetes. Ragi is a rich source of Calcium, Vitamin D and other amino acids helps lower cholesterol levels.  Finger Millet is easy to digest and Tryptophan amino acid present in Ragi produces the relaxing effect on body.

Ragi being a staple food in southern India is majorly eaten especially with Sambhar, chicken curry or saaru or any curry. It becomes a complete meal in itself.  Protein and fat from chicken, good carbs and fibre from Ragi balls or Ragi Mudde  – It is a complete balanced meal!

These beautifull looking steamed Ragi balls / Ragi Mudde when broken down in spicy and scrumptious chicken curry  flavoured with fenugreek or /methi  leafs, with a lick of green mint and coriander chutney,  creates a explosion of flavours and textures in your mouth. Its an experience!

INGREDIENTS :

RAGI BALLS/MUDDE:

  1. 1 Cup Ragi Flour
  2. 3 Cups Water
  3. 2 Tablespoon Ghee
  4. Salt as required
  5. 1/2 Cup Watermelon seeds

METHI CHICKEN CURRY/SAARU:

  1. 800gms – 1 Kg Chicken cut into medium pieces
  2. 3 Cardamoms
  3. 2 Cloves
  4. 2 Bayleaves
  5. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
  6. 2 Star Anise
  7. 5-6 Black Peppercorns
  8. 2 Onions
  9. 2 Tomatoes
  10. 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  11. 2 Green Chillies
  12. 1/2 Cup Curd
  13. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  14. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Powder
  15. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  16. 2 Teaspoon Chicken Masala ( Readily available in grocery stores)
  17. Salt to taste
  18. 1/2 Cup Kasoori or Dry Methi/ Fenugreek Leaves
  19. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  20. Fresh Chopped Coriander for garnish

Recipe for Mint Coriander Chutney –  https://www.desispiceworld.com/cuisines/coriander-mint-chutney/

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

RAGI MUDDE :

  • Boil water in an wide mouth pan and add salt to it
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of ragi flour and keep whisking, make sure no lumps are formed
  • Add rest of the ragi flour in small quantities, while stirring the mix continuously on a low flame
  • Use a wooden spoon as it requires a strong hand to whisk the flour
  • Once the flour thickens and comes together , add in ghee and keep stirring
  • Let it cook on low flame and keep stirring till ragi is cooked or until you get shine on it.
  • Take off flame and keep it covered for a couple of minutes
  • Apply little ghee on your palms and make round balls or mudde while the mix is still hot
  • Roll these balls on a plate of watermelon seeds
  • Ready to serve hot with any curry or saaru!

METHI CHICKEN CURRY/SAARU:

  • Heat oil in pressure cooker and add cardamoms, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns, bayleaves and star anise
  • Saute until crackling sound comes, add Onion paste and saute till its golden brown
  • Add Ginger Garlic paste and green chillies, saute until its brown
  • Add Tomato puree and keep stirring, saute until masala is dry
  • Pour in curd, mix and cook till curd releases oil
  • Sprinkle Fenugreek Leaves, Salt, Turmeric, Red Chilly Powder, Cumin powder and Chicken Masala
  • Give everything a nice mix and cook for a couple of minutes
  • Add in Chicken pieces and mix well, cover with a plate
  • Cook until Chicken releases water and is half done
  • Add water as the consistency of curry required or until all chicken pieces are dunked
  • Put the pressure cooker lid on and cook until 3 whistles.
  • Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves as garnish and enjoy with any Indian faltbread, Idlis or Ragi Mudde.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 388.8 Calories from Fat 162.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.1g 28%
Saturated Fat 8.3g 42%
Trans Fat 8.6g
Cholesterol 23.3mg 8%
Sodium 68.2mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 50.6g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 9.6g 19%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 509.5 Calories from Fat 299.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.3g 51%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%
Trans Fat 19.5g
Cholesterol 152.5mg 51%
Sodium 446.1mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 11.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 39.3g 79%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 800 gms Chicken
  2. 1/2 Cup Cream
  3. 4 Tablespoon Tomato Puree
  4. 1/2 Cup Tomatoes
  5. Fresh Coriander Leaves
  6. Fresh Mint Leaves
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Black Pepper to taste

FOR MARINADE:

  1. 1 Cup Curd / Yogurt
  2. 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
  3. 2 Green Chillies
  4. 3 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  5. 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  6. 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  8. 1/2 Jeera / Cumin Powder
  9. 1/2 Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Black Pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Wash Chicken properly, make slits on chicken and keep it in a bowl
  • Add Curd, Ginger Garlic paste, and Lemon juice
  • Add Salt, Pepper, Garam Masala, Jeera powder, Red Chilli Powder,
  • Add split Green Chillies, Coriander Powder and Cinnamon powder, Mix well
  • Marinate it for 1-2 hour and keep it in fridge
  • After 1 -2 hours, Add the marinated chicken to a wok
  • Cook the Chicken till the oil seperates and marinate gets dry
  • Cook till the Chicken turns a little golden in color
  • Add Cream and mix properly, Sprinkle Salt and Black pepper
  • After a boil add tomato puree, Chopped tomatoes and let it simmer for 10 mins
  • Add in water as required and boil till the gravy thickens
  • Sprinkle Fresh Coriander and Fresh Mint and mix well
  • Serve hot with chapatis, nan or any bread