Makhni karahi

Mouth watering Makhni karahi for a special dawat menu. #HappyCookingToYou #ShanSpices

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  • Makhan (Butter) 3-4 tbs
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Chicken karhai cut ½ kg
  • Adrak leshan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) finely chopped 3-4
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Dhania (Coriander seeds) roasted & crushed 1 tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed 1 tsp
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed ½ tsp
  • Tomato paste 2 tbs
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne 1 inch piece
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ½ Cup
  • Chicken powder 1 tsp
  • Cream 5-6 tbs (room temperature)
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne
  • Makhan (Butter) cubes


In wok,add butter,cooking oil and let it melt.

Add chicken and fry until golden brown (approx. 8-10 minutes).

Add ginger garlic paste,green chilies and mix well for 2 minutes.

Add salt,red chili powder,coriander seeds,cumin seeds,black pepper crushed and mix well.

Add tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add ginger and mix.

In yogurt,add chicken powder,mix well and add it in wok then mix well.

Cover and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes.

Add cream and mix well.

Add garam masala powder,fresh coriander and mix.

Garnish with fresh coriander,ginger,butter & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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