Malai Chicken Karahi is a popular Pakistani dish that consists of tender chicken pieces cooked in a creamy sauce made with malai (cream), tomatoes, onions, and a blend of aromatic spices. The word “karahi” refers to the traditional wok-like cooking vessel in which the dish is typically prepared.
To make malai chicken karahi, boneless chicken pieces are first marinated in a mixture of yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, and spices such as cumin, coriander, and garam masala. The chicken is then seared in a karahi with onions and tomatoes until it is cooked through and tender.
Next, a creamy sauce is prepared by adding malai (cream) to the karahi, along with a mixture of spices such as turmeric, red chili powder, and kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves). The chicken is then added back into the karahi, and the sauce is simmered until it thickens and the flavors are fully developed.
Malai chicken karahi is typically served hot, garnished with fresh coriander and accompanied by naan bread or steamed rice. It is a rich and flavorful dish that is popular both at home and in restaurants.