Karahi Gosth recipe is a popular traditional, late-night Pakistani food which is served all over Pakistan. Whether it is a roadside eatery, a dhaba, or a five-star restaurant, the menu would be incomplete without the mention of a Karahi gosht recipe. Karahi is basically a round, thick, deep-style cooking pot, made out of cast iron but it can also be made out of stainless steel and copper. It looks like a desi version of the Chinese cooking utensil known as the "wok" but only with steeper sides and is a significant part of Pakistani, Nepalese and Indian cuisine. The Karahi can be used for shallow frying of meat, vegetables or even snacks like jalebis and samosas. In this article, we have compiled a list of top five meat recipes that you can prepare in a Karahi at your home for your loved ones.


  1. Lahori Karahi

Lahori KarahiThere is no doubt that Lahori’s are fond of hot and spicy food, thus Lahori Karahi recipe is one of the spiciest karahis that are served all over Pakistan. Mostly the meat used for Lahori Karahi is chicken meat because it is much easier to cook and takes less preparation time. As the name suggests, the recipe originated from the historic city of Lahore and has gained popularity all over the country.
  1. Balochi Karahi

balochi mutton karahiBalochi Karahi recipe is a traditional Balochi dish that was made famous by highway restaurants of the rocky province of Balochistan. The uniquely styled and tasty Balochi Karahi was traditionally prepared with lamb or mutton meat but now it is being prepared by chicken and beef and served all over the country. You can find the complete recipe here.
  1. Mutton Black Pepper (Black Pepper) Karahi

Mutton Black Pepper KarahiOne of the mildly spiced Karahi recipes of Pakistan is known as the mutton black pepper Karahi. The origins of this Karahi are unknown but it is said to be inspired by the Balochi style of cooking. The unique thing about this recipe is that is prepared by using only black pepper and green chili for seasoning and no garam masala or red pepper is added. This makes it perfect for foodies who don’t like too much spicy food. Furthermore, a rich dose of yogurt is also used for in preparation which gives it a creamy and mushy texture.
  1. Chicken BBQ Karahi

chicken bbq karahiChicken bbq Karahi recipe is an innovative Karahi recipe that is gaining fame especially among the young generation of foodies in Pakistan. It is prepared with pieces of grilled chicken meat instead of regular raw chicken pieces. This twist provides the bbq Karahi with an entirely new taste and makes it a scrumptious bbq/Karahi hybrid. It is commonly served at late night social gatherings and bbq parties.
  1. Namkeen Karahi

Namkeen KarahiOne of the most uniquely flavored Karahi recipes of is the Namkeen Karahi. Namkeen Karahi is a version of namkeen gosht, a savory meat dish which is commonly served with tandoori roti at highway restaurants all over the country.  It is prepared by shallow frying mutton meat in fat and cooking oil with tomatoes and yogurt thrown in the mix. In the mountainous province of KPK, Namkeen Karahi is also made with dumba (lamb meat) which is cut into cube-shaped chunks and stir fried in fat and a little oil.

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