A karahi is similar to a flat-bottomed wok and is the traditional cooking utensil for Indian curries.
Traditionally, a karahi is made of cast iron but nowadays you can buy a karahi made out of stainless steel or coated with non-stick material, such as tefal.
A karahi has relatively deep sides and is ideal for deep frying, or shallow frying, lots of different foods and dishes. Stews that are cooked in a karahi are themselves sometimes called karahis.
A karahi can be large or small enough to hold a single portion of food. A single portion karahi can be used as a serving dish
To confuse matters, a karahi can also be called a kadai and a dish cooked in a karahi can also be called a kadai.
A lot of good hardware stores stock kaharis but, if you’re having difficulty finding stockists, you can buy online on sites such as Amazon. Just go here to see a selection.