• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Also known as Chicken Karahi, Murgh Kadhai is a spicy and fragrant northern Indian chicken dish that is relatively simple to prepare.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 80ml palm oil
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 2tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 2tsp coriander powder
  • 1 whole chicken, deboned and cut into bite-sized pieces salt to taste
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 green chillies, sliced
  • 2 green capsicums, cubed
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • A handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1tbsp ginger, julienned


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds once the oil is hot enough. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Stir in chilli and coriander powders, chicken and salt. Cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to cook for another 6-8 minutes and adjust seasoning to taste. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve with Indian bread of your choice.

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