Sunday, 13 October 2013

Simple Karahi Chicken Hotel Style

Simple Karahi Chicken Hotel Style

Simply Delicious Chicken Recipe I can Describe Or say!!

I know I have too many recipes title saying hotel style, But honestly It is!! The reason behind is Majority of my relatives back from orrisa work in hotel And I make Sure to Lick their brains regarding recipes when ever they visit me. Until I got Internet ;)

This recipe was pass by my uncle to us! He has gud experience working in restaurants and hence forth taught me few Dishes. Oh no he dint came up willingly I ate his brains when ever he visited us! more than a decade when I was still a teenager I used to either write down recipes from him or ask him to cook and teach me :P sometimes he agreed ;)

This particular thing he taught to mom and she makes it very rarely! At times even she forgets what ingredients to add lolz, I too learned once but I forgot too. But This time when she was making I made sure to learn. Now At least Im not going to forget after documenting it here :D


Chicken- 500-600 gms
Onion - 4 - 5 medium size, finely sliced
Green Chillies - 4-5 slit
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Ginger - Garlic paste - 2tsp heap
Cashewnut paste - 2 tbsp
Poppy seeds paste - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala - one fat pinch
Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch optional
Oil - 2 tablespoon or more If required

Isnt the Ingredients list simple?


- Heat Oil in a wok/kadai.
- Add in Onion, Green chillies and curry leaves together. (Oh the heavenly Aroma It emits ;) )
- When the onion turns just a little soft, add chicken pieces and saute it along with onion for a munite or 2.
- Add in Ginger garlic paste, turmeric, salt and mix well, saute in medium heat till raw smell of ginger garlic paste turns aromatic.
- Next add cashew nut paste and saute well for another 2 mins. Till the paste gets cooked and rawness from the nuts leaves!!
- The mixture would be dry by now make sure to give continous stir, not allowing it to stick at bottom. 
- When the whole thing becomes aromatic add water enough to cover the chicken pieces. Add garam masala, close the lid and cook for 10 mins
- The gravy will turn thick in consistency on its own!!
- Once this is done Its ready to serve with any main course ;) Like White rice, Pilaf, Tandoori Roti, Nan / Kulchas 

Its so yummy that we always want it more :)


- You can use Chicken With or Without bones Up to you.
- Turmeric can be made optional depending upon the color u like to have in your gravy.
- Consistency of gravy can be thick or think as per your choice, If u want thicker gravy add little of cornflour paste. If thinner variety needed just leave it as it is, There shall be no compromise in taste. 
- If you dont have poppy seeds just use cashew nut paste 4 tbsp instead.
- Add Enough water just to cover the chicken for further cooking. Too much water may not give desired consistency to the gravy.
- Cooking chicken for longer period of time might make it hard and chewy. So Make sure just cook enough so that its soft & juiciness remains so 10 mins time is enough. 
- My mom like it thin consistency gravy so the cooks it that way :)

Do Try this simple recipe for a Party Or Dawat And you are surely going to please everyones taste buds! More Over Its so very simple to prepare with minimum handy Ingredients we can get at home :)

Share This


  1. Looks awesome and super delicious Aara.. Wish to have some now :-)

    1. Thank u dear! Wish I could Serve u Right away :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank u dear! Do try it out sometime around im sure u'll love it :)

  3. Very delicious and fingerlicking karahi chicken..

  4. Its simply gorgeous for the blends of ingredients. Another recipe to be tried out soon for the next weekend.

  5. I am going to mark it to try out soon. Sounds and looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks absolutely delicious Aara ! THanks for sharing :) do post more hotel trying this out :)


Your Feedback Means Alot :) Do Drop Ur Word Of Thoughts

About Us

Designed By Seo Blogger Templates- Published By Gooyaabi Templates