The food culture of South Asia is as rich and diverse as the region itself. From the spicy flavors of India to the wholesome food & hospitality of Pakistan, this cuisine boasts a wide range of flavors, textures, and cooking techniques.
So what makes South Asian cuisine so special? Well…to start with, at the heart of South Asian cuisine is the complex use of spices which can be found in nearly every dish, from soups and stews to curries and biryanis! But perhaps the most important aspect of South Asian cuisine is the hospitality that accompanies it.
And nowhere is this more evident than at Karahi Boys, offering halal Pakistani cuisine that embodies the warmth and hospitality of South Asian culture. With each dish, you can taste the care and passion that goes into its preparation, and with each bite, you can feel the love that is shared between those who gather around the table.
Here are 3 must-try dishes you need to order at Karahi Boys!
1. Chicken Karahi
As the name suggests, Karahi Boys specializes in dishes cooked in a traditional cast iron wok known as the karahi. And without a doubt, the first must-try dish on the menu is the classic Chicken Karahi. A staple of Lahore’s street food, this dish is prepared by stir-frying chicken pieces in a karahi with tomatoes, green chilies, ginger & garlic, and of course, spices.
At Karahi Boys, you can choose from 3 of our most popular chicken karahis – Kboys, Potohari, and Charsi. Our Kboys chicken karahi has a fresh & vibrant tomato base, while our Potohari Chicken Karahi is methi or fenugreek based with whole tomatoes, cream, and fresh spices. The Charsi Chicken Karahi is a much-loved KB special that originated in the northern areas of Pakistan. Made with black pepper, and whole tomatoes & green chilies, it’s perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat.
2. Potohari & Charsi Goat Karahi
A wonderful variety of goat cuts cooked over a smolderingly high flame with freshly chopped tomatoes and spices. Our most popular goat karahis, Potohari & Charsi, taste absolutely divine! With fresh goat meat and a methi – or black pepper if you’re opting for Charsi Karahi – base with whole tomatoes, cream, and fresh spices, you’ll find yourself tearing up big chunks of tandoori naan to soak up all that delicious gravy!
3. Chicken Dum Biryani
Karahi Boys one-pot chicken dum biryani is as delicious as it is aromatic with layered fragrant basmati rice and chicken marinated in a blend of spices, herbs, and yogurt. The layers are then sealed in a pot with a tight-fitting lid and cooked slowly over low heat until the flavors meld together and the rice is tender and fluffy.
By putting biryani on “dum” in this way, we’re basically using steam to pass through the chicken masala layer to the rice layer until the whole dish is infused with the flavors of the spices and herbs.
So if you’re ready to embark on a culinary adventure, head over to Karahi Boys and discover the bold and spicy flavors of Pakistan. We dare you!