Koyla Karahi

Submited by Hamza Khan from Karachi
10 Minutes
30 Minutes


1(800) grams

2 one-inch pieces

6-8 cloves

6 medium


Garam masala powder
1 teaspoon

Red chilli powder
1 1/2 tablespoons

to taste

3 tablespoons

Green chillies slit

Lemon juice
1 tablespoon

Fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoons

Fresh cream
1/2 cup

2 large

1 tablespoo


Step 1
Remove skin, wash and cut chicken into eight pieces on the bone. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Blanch tomatoes in boiling water for two to three minutes.

Step 2
Drain. Peel the tomatoes and puree them in a blender. Dry roast cashewnuts and coarsely grind with a mortar and pestle. Marinate the chicken pieces in ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt for an hour.

Step 3
Heat butter in a kadai. Add the marinated chicken and sauté for two minutes. Add slit green chillies and continue to sauté for a minute. Add tomato puree and half a cup of water and cover and cook on medium heat for fifteen minutes or till almost done.

Step 4
Add crushed cashewnuts and cover and simmer for three to four minutes or till chicken is tender. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and cook for a minute or till oil leaves the masala.

Step 5
Stir in the fresh cream and mix gently. Remove from heat. Place coal on open flame and heat till it becomes red hot.

Step 6
Remove from heat and put the coal in a small steel bowl, place the bowl over the chicken, pour a tablespoon of warm ghee over the coal. As soon as it begins to smoke, cover the kadai with a lid.

Step 7
Open the lid after ten minutes, remove bowl with coal and serve hot.


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Reviews on Koyla Karahi

My father loves to eat koyla karahi. So I decided to make these for him. He really adored the way I used spices in it according to this recipe. Thanks for making my father happy.
james - Wycombe 10/24/2017 1:53:56 PM
My father loves this koyla karahi very much so made it for him. He liked it very much and he was so happy to see my efforts for her. Thank you so very much for sharing the recipe.
jabeen - khi 10/2/2017 7:23:38 AM
Koyla Karaahi is a well-known recipe made especially after Eid ul Adha and it tastes is really outstanding and wordless. I hope that this recipe would also have a great taste.
Eira - khi 9/27/2017 4:28:27 AM
Cooking is my hobby and I love to try new recipes always. I thought to make this koyla karahi by the help of your recipe. I made it so perfectly and it was superb in taste.
Mahi - Baltimore 9/13/2017 12:38:07 PM
Koyla Karahi is really a very tasty recipe that must be tried by all of you here. I made it and believe me it was very delicious and outstanding dish to eat. Thank you…
Hafiz - Al Wakra 9/11/2017 4:00:37 PM
It is really an amazing recipe and it should be tried by all of the persons who are at diet as this is one of the healthiest diet that can be made so easily and within no time as well.
Fahim - Al Wakra 9/11/2017 10:28:45 AM
My son is so fond of eating koyla karahi. That is why I am planning to cook this koyla karahi for him so that he may get happiness from this food. Btw thank you for the recipe.
Arooj - Karachi 8/31/2017 7:31:15 PM
I once tried chicken koyla karahi when I was in Islamabad. My aunt made this recipe for me. Now I have the recipe to try this and I am surely going to try this recipe at least once.
Ribah - Abbotabad 8/28/2017 3:04:29 PM
Koyla Karahi is very yummy and delicious dish. Keep on sharing such kind of different and easy recipes so that I can make my in laws happy and satisfied. Thank you very much.
Shabnam - Johannesburg 8/25/2017 1:36:03 PM
What a delicious thing koyla karahi is!!!! Keep on sharing such kind of yummy n unique recipes as they always give a new taste to my family and they love to eat new things.
Kaleem - Larkana 8/23/2017 4:03:48 PM

Koyla Karahi

Koyla Karahi Recipe is a famous dish. This dish is cook in little different way as normal chicken karahi is made. Some of Karachi restaurants are especially famous for making this koyla karahi because its taste is so good. People love to eat it, so try this recipe at home you will definitely enjoy eating a delicious Koyla Karahi Recipe. Please submit your feedback in our comment section.