It’s officially spring here in Canada and…we still have some snow on the ground! Well, it is Canada- so, I’m not surprised!

To make it feel more like spring in my kitchen though, I have been using fresh cilantro, as my choice of herb, in my dishes- because nothing says fresh more like a handful of vibrant and fragrant cilantro! I just love the way this herb makes my dishes look more presentable while adding some flavor!

I have also been using Shan’s Ginger Garlic Paste lately, and I have been loving it! I love not having to peel ginger and garlic because, let’s face it, I don’t have time for that as a busy mom of four children! I find that a tablespoon or two of Shan’s Ginger Garlic Paste is all I need whenever I’m in a rush and it tastes great in my dishes- double win!

I recently made Chicken Karahi using Shan’s Karahi Masala and Shan’s Ginger Garlic Paste; the end result was delicious and full of flavor! I loved it so much that I’m sharing the recipe with you all- and of course, I incorporated some cilantro into the dish 😉


Chicken Karahi



1 ½ kg chicken, cubed breast or legs

6-7 tomatoes, diced

2 tablespoons Shan’s Ginger Garlic Paste

5 medium green chilies, whole

2-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

1 ½ cups cooking oil

½ cup butter

1 package Shan’s Karahi Mix, mixed in ½ cup of water


  1. Mix Shan’s Ginger Garlic Paste with Shan’s Karahi Mix and apply to the meat. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat one cup of oil and stir fry meat on high heat for 5-6 minutes. Cover and cook on low heat until the chicken is tender (about 10 minutes).
  3. Separately heat ½ cup oil and add tomatoes. Cook on low heat until soft (about 5-6 minutes). Stir periodically.
  4. Add cooked tomatoes and green chilies to the cooked meat. On medium heat, stir fry meat until oil separates from the masala. Stir constantly. If desired, remove excess oil. Add fresh cilantro and butter. Stir fry and serve with naan, and enjoy!

I hope I have inspired you to bring some spring flavor into your dishes! Thanks for stopping by!

#Shan #TasteHappiness

*I have teamed up with Shan to bring you this sponsored post, please note that all opinions expressed are purely my own.

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