Bohri Chicken

a combination of curd n almond

Recipe by faridaqadeer of karachi, PK

learned this recipe from a bohri cook n always remain a hit dish when ever i make for a party at home

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1.5 kg chicken
    • 1 tbsp ginger/garlic/green chilli paste
    • 1 tsp vinegar
    • 1 cup almond or 40 almonds(ground)
    • 3 tbs curd
    • 4 tbsp ketchup
    • 10-12 curry leaves chopped
    • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
    • 8-10 black pepper
    • 4-5 garlic chopped
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder
    • 1 cup chopped coriander
    • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
    • salt as per taste
    • 3-4 tbs oil
    • a piece of coal for smoke


    1. Boil chicken in 2 cups water, ginger/garlic/green chilli paste and vinegar.Remove from stove when chicken is tender and 1 cup stock is still there in the pan.
    2. Mix ground almond,curd,ketchup, chopped curry leaves,cinnamon sticks,black pepper,red chilli,salt in a bowl.
    3. Heat oil in a pan.Add chopped garlic stir for 30 seconds .Pour mixture of almond and curd and stir for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.Add chicken stock and stir for 1 min.Add chicken pieces and let it cook for 3-4 minutes
    4. Heat coal till it becomes red. Put a small bowl in your pan and place coal in it. Add 1 tsp oil on heated coal and as soon as smoke starts coming out from it, cover the pan tightly with a lid for 10-15 minutes
    5. Remove coal from pan.
    6. Dish out chicken and decorate with corriander and green onion
    7. Serve hot with roghni nan or home made paratha


    jean chaurasia

    Thanks for a great recipe. Instead of a bowl, I used a foil dish and placed the burning coal and poured a tbls of ghee and covered the pan. Please send me some more chicken/mutton recipes my ID; Thanks.


    Thank u Shivani for appreciating my recipe.I have loads of recipes which i keep cooking at home n i sent few at this site also but some how it didnt get published.I will definitely send a mutton recipe.


    Hi Farida, Thank you for this excellent recipe. The dish turned out so wonderful with the smoked flavor, and my husband loved it ! Do you have any mutton recipes?