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Karahi Butter Chicken Recipe (Makhni Karahi)

Assalam-o-Alaikum, how are you? Yep, it’s been almost a month since we met. First things first…I had my mid-term exams, so I was lil busy with studying and the other stuff in my life.
However this gap between us wasn’t planned. I was hoping to catch up with you in between, but it didn’t work out.

My celebration “yay, exam is over!”

Finally exams are over I’m finally free to do whatever I want (blogging, eating yummy food, spending time with my plants)😌
Anyways, the first thing I wanted to do was to just pop in here & say a quick hi to you. I hope you roll into the weekend in a joyous mood! May your day be as fantastic as you are!

Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)

To release some exams stress, I made this butter karahi by twisting my Father’s recipe…delicious goodness. Can’t wait to share it with you. He used to make the best food. He was an expert on how to make a really good Butter Chicken. Saying that, I’m not too sure how He would feel about this Karahi Butter Chicken version that I’m currently loving.

Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)
Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)

Name me one thing that doesn’t taste better with a few dollops of cream, a knob or so of butter, a splash of milk, lashings of ghee.

I’ll bet you’re having a hard time thinking up something. It’s a truth of the culinary world that these things all enhance the eating experience of many foods, sweet and savory foods alike and curries are no exception to this.

Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)
Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)

Take this Karahi Butter Chicken ( Makhni Karahi), for example. I’ve taken the traditional Chicken Karahi dish and made it the way we all love, with the very flavours we all adore and then finished it up with a hearty amount of butter. What does this do? This fills every bite with the very same flavours we desire, along with a moreish, rich bite to it. Every bite tastes like a buttery dream, I tell you. This creamy and velvety gravy will melt in your mouth. 

Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)
Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)


Bismillah, let’s begin!

Check it out the Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi) recipe and printable version here!!

 Recipe Note’s

My final words before I give you the recipe – my Father was an expert at Karahi’s and he always told me what with chicken Karahis, you must work fast. Have all the ingredients chopped up beforehand if you can, and cook the entire thing on high heat. Stirring constantly is imperative, otherwise you risk burning the curry or having it stick to the pan. Skimp on half the oil or butter if  you must, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a Karahi dish isn’t truly a Karahi dish without its butter or oil.

I have also posted Restaurant Style Lahori Mutton Karahi and Kebab Karahi which are another easiest & tastiest version of making Karahi at home. Do check it out as well.  It’s finger lickin’ good. You’ll be coming back for more. 

Put your own spin on it. And lemme know how it turns out. Post a photo on Facebook (Recipestable) or  on Twitter so I can see how lovely yours turn out.

Happy Karahi Making!!

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