Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Karahi Step by Step With Pictures

A Mouthwatering Sweet & Sour Karahi, Poured on to Fluffy, warm white Rice. So soft, with 2 different Twists of flavor.  So stop eating the same old karahis and try this new exciting stir
fry karahi you'll go crazy after..

Thin slices of beef, cooked in seasonings and spices, then fried
in a tangy sweet and sour tamarind chutney.. So mouthwatering that you'll
be craving for more later..
Here's my recipe..

serves 4-6 hungry people
prep time 20 min
cook time 40 min
stove top cooking

1 1/2 to 2 pounds of lean beef, sliced very thin like steaks
2 large onions
4 large tomatoes
2 Green chili peppers
1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Chinese salt
1 tablespoon of red chili pepper (optional if you like your food spicy like I do)
1/2 cup of cooking oil
bunch of spring onions, or cilantro,
1 tablespoon crushed cumin seeds zeera

For the Tamarind Imli chutney (sauce)

You can use any store brand ready made tamarind/imli
To make your own
  • 2 cups - Tamarind Pulp (Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the pulp)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons - Gud (Jaggery) or sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon - Red Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Amchur powder (dry mango powder) (optional)
  • 4-5 dates (optional)
  • 5-6 raisins (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black salt (optional)

  • Step by Step Method:

    Cut Thin steak like slices of your beef or lamb, wash thoroughly

         Heat your oil in a wok, once the oil is hot pour in your beef, salt and black pepper.
    Fry in oil for 15 min checking frequently and adding water with a table spoon so the beef doesn't burn.

    Add your onions and cook for about 5-8 min 

                                     Then add tomato, green pepper, ginger garlic, and red chili pepper stir and cover  let cook for 15 min. Add half of the tamarind Chutney, and leave the other half for garnishing to pour over the Beef.    Add 2 cups of water, cover and cook for 15 min
                                    Check your beef to see if its turning soft, and tender

    Now pour in your sliced green chili peppers(optional) Cover and cook again so they can get nice and soft. Add more water if needed, to reach a thick consistency of the karahi. Once you see the gravy releasing oil remove from heat.

    Serve with piping hot white rice, First the rice, then the beef stir fry karahi, and then top with the tamarind chutney, sprinkle with fresh green peppers, or cilantro and DIG INN....


    "Packed some for my hubbys lunch."

     Hope you enjoyed this recipe.. Any questions or comments I would love to hear them, leave them below, and stay tuned for more mouthwatering recipes. Love Naz


    1. This sounds delicious and I love that you put on top of rice. It's a nice comforting meal for me. You have beautiful three boys! :)

      1. Thankyou so much Nami, Im so glad you liked it.. A loving welcome to my place.. I visit yours often for your mouthwatering recipes... and thank you for the lovely comment on my boys.. please visit again soon..

    2. Hi, some of my family members are allergic to tamarind. any substitute for tamarind I can use?

      1. Hi, you can use a ready made Sweet and Sour Sauce, bought from the shop... That would work perfectly fine..


    Thankyou for taking the time out to comment.. Your questions and comments Truly do mean a lot to me.. I will get back to you as soon as possible.. God bless Naz:)