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Karai Chicken


This is a nice dish to serve to guests, and simple to make!

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  • 2 lb boneless chicken (can use a combination of leg and fillet meat)
  • cut into medium sized pieces
  • cleaned and washed
  • 2 medium-large onions
  • diced medium
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ginger/garlic
  • 2 dessertspoons Shan karai masala (spice)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ~ 10 black peppercorns (mari)
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1tin tomatoes
  • blended
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • blended with tinned tomatoes
  • ~ 2 coloured peppers
  • sliced into strips
  • a handful of chopped green dhana


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Mix everything except the coloured peppers in a large pot. Cook (with lid open initially) over medium - high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.

Step 2

When the chicken is almost done add the strips of pepper. Cook until all is done and a thick saucy texture is achieved. Garnish with the green dhana before serving with chappatis.


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