Beef Kerahi

A karahi is a type of thick, circular, and deep cooking pot that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Curries prepared in a karahi are more of a stew consistency and include chicken, beef, mutton (goat) and lamb and Karahis prepared with paneer or tofu are becoming increasingly popular amongst vegetarians. A karahi based dish is a popular late-night meal in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. For a very close take on this cuisine you can use a large, deep wok or frying pan as I did. I decided to choose beef too and the rich taste made this curry extremely tasty and comforting. Using all of the staple curry ingredients this made a perfect Saturday evening curry!

Ingredients (for 2 people);

  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • 300 g steak/stir fry beef, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed/2 tsp lazy garlic
  • 15g ginger, finely chopped/2 tsp lazy ginger
  • 300g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1sp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • 2 chillies, sliced
  • 2 tbsp low fat natural or Greek yogurt

Method (Approx. 30 mins including prep);

  1. In a a wok or a large frying pan, heat the oil on a high heat. Once it’s starting to smoke, add the chicken and fry for a few minutes until it’s turning brown on the outside. You don’t need to cook it fully through at this stage, just get some nice colour on it.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a further 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, salt, cumin, coriander powder, black pepper, chilli powder, and garam masala. Reduce the heat to medium/low cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and add the coriander and fresh chilli. Simmer for a further 5 minutes with the lid off to allow the Karahi to thicken.
  5. Stir through the yogurt, garnish with more coriander and serve.

 I hope you enjoy another of my curry delights, please give this recipe a go and let me know your thoughts.

Please give this recipe a go and let me know what you think!

If you have any recipe recommendations, questions or would like to collaborate with me in any way, please just email me at!

Happy munching!


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