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Spice Kitchen
Serves 4

Cooking with a karahi, or Indian wok, is a special cooking method that originated hundreds of years ago in North-West India. The coarsely crushed spices, the intensity of heat and the superspeedy cooking that are a feature of this style of cuisine give karahi cooking its distinctive flavour. Karahi chicken is the original karahi recipe. Constant stirring is the key to success. Serve it with Naan, Parathas or Chapattis.

Posted by Hardie Grant from London, United Kingdom • Published See Hardie Grant's 83 projects » © 2019 Ragini Dey / Hardie Grant Books · Reproduced with permission. · Spice Kitchen by Ragini Dey (£22.99, Hardie Grant) photography: Jana Liebenstein
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  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a wok, karahi or large frying pan over a high heat.

  • Step 2

    Stir-fry the onion for about 2 minutes, or until translucent.
    Add the ginger and garlic pastes and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the chilli, balti masala and turmeric and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

  • Step 3

    Add the chicken and stir-fry to coat with the spice mixture, then stir in the green and red capsicum and cook for 10 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Add the tomato, chopped coriander and salt and continue
    to cook over a high heat, stirring continuously, for about
    20–25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. (You will need to keep stirring constantly throughout the cooking time.) Serve hot.

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