Monday, March 12, 2007

Karahi Kid

A few days ago, I was in the mood for some great Indian food. The only quasi-Indian food I know how to make is curry carrots and potatoes. I decided to be adventurous, and audaciously decided to try an impressive dish I had tried before, karahi beef.

Although "karahi" means a large, seasoned, circular, and flat-bottomed pan--that is comparable to a wok--it also refers to a richly-flavored curry
prepared in a karahi and made with tomatoes, green chilies, and ginger.

In a wok, I stir-fried cubes of marbleized beef and white onion just until caramelized, so that the softened edges of the onions were glazed and browned. Following the recipe, I then added minced green jalapeno chilies, garlic, grated ginger pulp, a spoonful of garam masala, chopped tomatoes (with all their liquids), and bulbous chickpeas (garbanzo beans). The relatively dry curry began to metamorphosize and take on a life of its own, as the tomatoes emitted their juices and the liquid evaporated into a thick and fragrant curry gravy.

When the curry was eventually finished simmering on a low flame, I ladled the karahi over a fluffy bed of basmati rice and sprinkled it generously with chopped cilantro.

One bite and I was pleased that I tried something outside of my comfort zone. Mr. Miyagi would be proud of this Karahi Kid!


  1. sounds like a very easy yet delicious curry.yes, your food photos are great.

    neki desu

  2. now THAT sounds delicious and much easier than most of the indian recipes i see!

  3. Mr. Miyagi and the Karahi Kid.:) Great photos!

  4. Thank you Neki Desu, I learn so much about visual beauty from your stitching work!

    Thank goodness it was easy Pink Nest! I'm getting back into cooking after eating out so much, and am trying to focus on easy meals. Thank you for always motivating me!

    I loved the Karate Kid movies Susan. My goal to this day is to catch a fly with chopsticks!

  5. Was going to be full of praise for you, but that last pun... Ouch! =)

  6. my godd, PE, we must be in sync man, I just saw your karahi chicken, I had tt last week before I made the chili chicken you commented, *bow bow* :)

  7. You know you liked that pun Chubby Panda!

    I think I am synching to you, because I wanna make that gorgeous chili chicken now Melting Wok!

  8. am very happy to see your site after long time i forget your website link today i search on google about beef karahi recipe.i try your many recipes your all recipes are very i bookmark your site keep it up.


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