Tag Archives: Charcoal Tempered

Smoky Chicken Karahi/ Karai/ Kadai

Another way to make Chicken Kadai …………..

Ayesha's Kitchen


  • 1 kg chicken (mix) (small pieces)
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • ½ lime squeezed
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbspns crushed ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • Some red chilli powder
  • A bunch of coriander (crushed)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Special Garam Masala
  • 1 cup oil


-Combine crushed green chillies, ginger, garlic, coriander, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala in a bowl and mix with yogurt. Add lime juice.

-Heat oil and fry chicken until it is fried and slightly golden.

-Now add the yogurt paste and mix well for 2 minutes on high heat. Add tomatoes and let it cook covered for at least ½ hour on low medium heat.

-If the oil comes up that means it is done, otherwise cook of high heat, with constant stirring until the water evaporates and oil comes up.  Remove from heat.

-Meanwhile, put a piece of charcoal on high flame and heat it until it is white and hot.

-Now place a 4×4 piece of aluminum foil on cooked chicken and place the coal on it. Drizzle some oil and cover it with the lid.

-Keep it aside for at least 15 minutes. Serve hot with raita, salad and chapattis.

Smoky Chicken Kabab Biryani

Smoky Chicken kabab Biryani is totally my own recipe…… It is tasty and the smoky BBQ smell make it more tempting and irresistible …..

Ayesha's Kitchen



  • 500 gms chicken mincemeat
  • ½ bell pepper/ capsicum
  • 1 onion (medium sized)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 tbspn coriander
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn  Ayesha’s kitchen special garam masala
  • A pinch of nigella seeds
  • ½ tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tbspn kasuri methi
  • A piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Some oil for grilling or frying


  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • 1 tbspn curry leaves
  • recipe homemade biryani masala (1 packet of market bought biryani masala)
  • ¾ cup oil
  • Some yellow food colour (dissolved in water)
  • A charcoal piece


-In a food processor, add all the ingredients given for kabab and mix well. Make seekh kabab like kababs and grill them on a grill pan or shallow fry them in a frying pan. Take them out when they are red and keep aside until we need them again.

-Boil rice and discard the water. Keep aside the rice.

-Heat oil and fry onion slices until they are red. Add tomatoes, biryani masala and yogurt and mix well until the tomatoes lose their shape. Now add 1 cup of water and stir well. Add fried/grilled kababs and let it cook until a nice masala is formed and the oil comes out. Add curry leaves and mix well.

-Put charcoal piece on naked fire until it is white and smoky.

-Now add boiled rice and drizzle some yellow food colour mixed with water on top. Then place an onion peel or a piece of aluminum foil on it and place the smoking white coal on it. Now drizzle some oil on the coal and cover the dish with a lid.

-After 15 minutes, remove the coal and dish out the recipe.

-Serve with fresh salad and whipped yogurt.

Keema* Koyla* (Coal Tempered Mincemeat)

Coal tempered mincemeat is barbecue flavoured mincemeat which is usually served with chapattis, parathas or naan bread in Pakistani. It is one of the famous dishes of Pakistan, people usually serve it on small get togethers and parties …


  • ½ kg mincemeat (goat/ chicken/ lamb/ beef)
  • An onion chopped
  • A tomato chopped
  • 2 green chillies slitted
  • 4 green chillies sliced lengthways (OPTIONAL)
  • ½ bunch coriander
  • Some ginger julienne
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ tspn ginger garlic paste
  • Few cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • ¼ tspn turmeric
  • Some salt to taste
  • ½ tspn garam masala


-Heat oil and stir fry onions until they are golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and tomato. Cook well on low heat. When tomatoes lose their stiffness add mincemeat and fry for a minute. Add water and all the spices and cook it covered on medium heat.

-After 10 – 15 minutes, when very less amount of water remains, place a big piece of onion or some dry paper and place hot coal on it. Pour some oil over it and immediately cover your dish.

-Remove from flame and keep it covered for 10 minutes.

-Remove coal and paper/ onion.

-Stir in some coriander and green chillies, scoop and serve hot with daal and chapattis.


Tasty coal tempered barbecue taste mincemeat is ready.


Use non-stick pan.


This will serve 2 – 4 persons easily.