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Chainaki By Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi


Chainaki is a traditional stew from Afghanistan. Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi shares the detailed recipe.
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Cooking Time

60-65 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

5-10 Min



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    • 1 onion

    • 1 tomato

    • 250 gms mutton

    • 2 garlic cloves

    • 2 tbsp soaked chana dal

    • salt to taste

    • 3 dried plums

    • 1 tsp black pepper

    • water as required

    • dry naan for serving


  1. 1

    Chop the onions and tomatoes
  2. 2

    In a clay kettle, add mutton, chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic cloves, soaked chana dal.
  3. 3

    Add salt, dried plums, black pepper, water and place the lid over the kettle.
  4. 4

    Cover the spout with a muslin cloth and place the kettle on a baking tray. Add water to the tray.
  5. 5

    Cook it in a preheated oven at 180 C for 1 hour.
  6. 6

    Place the pieces of dry naan on a serving plate. Put the mutton pieces on top and pour the Chainaki over it.

Chainaki is Afghani comfort food that is cooked and served in a teapot. It is also called Shorwa in Pakistan and India. 

 This traditional recipe is made in a chainak (Afghan for ‘teapot’) using meat, chopped onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, celery, tomatoes and cilantro. It is cooked over a charcoal fire for at least an hour.

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