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Spicy Chicken Karai

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This Tahira's Chicken Karai is has a scrumptious taste and very easy to cook. Can be enjoyed best with the Pilau Rice.
  Boneless chicken 1 Kilogram, cubed
  Crushed tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, quartered
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), warmed
  Green chilies 3 Medium, slit lengthwise
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh coriander 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1.To marinate the chicken, add in the lemon juice, fresh garlic, garam masala, tumeric, chili powder, cumin powder and fresh coriander, mix well to coat the chicken and leave for an hour.

2. In a pan, saute the green chillies and the onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
3. Remove and keep aside.
4. Now put the marinated chicken in the pan and fry until cooked or tender.
5. Add some more oil if it starts to stick to the pan.
6. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and water. Stir well.
7. Simmer for a while and add the sauted onion and green chillies.
8. Simmer covered on a low heat for further 5-10 minutes.

9. Serve the dish on a plate of brown rice or steamed rice and garnish with chopped spring onions or coriander.
10. You can also serve the Karai Chicken with parathas, naan or roti and accompany with fresh salad vegetables.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Want to try a delicious chicken preparation which can be made within 20 minutes, try this Spicy chicken karai. It requires marinating the chicken in Indian spices. This video provides a step-by-step instruction for it. Go ahead and indulge your taste buds!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 520 Calories from Fat 305

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g53.8%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 198.4 mg66.1%

Sodium 967.1 mg40.3%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.4%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 42 g84.6%

Vitamin A 17.2% Vitamin C 89.2%

Calcium 6.3% Iron 22.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Chicken Karai Recipe Video