A Foody’s Delight Forever

Paradise Café Restaurant—A Foody’s Delight Forever

Chicken Karahi, prepared by Chef Mohamed Zahid

Bahrain is a mesmerizing country that embodies how harmoniously the old can enmesh with the new. While skyscrapers and newer hotel and restaurants redefine the skyline of the country almost every day, there are still some age-old places which remain as popular today, as it was years ago. For all the changes and developments that the country has witnessed in the years that have gone by, these places stand unshaken and unchanged in the face of the changing times.

On the radar of our Taste of Tradition this week, we have the very popular and well-known Paradise Café Restaurant. Established in 1970, the has been a haven of irresistible and mouth-watering food for food enthusiasts for over four decades. Over the course of its lengthy history, the restaurant has firmly embedded itself into the very fabric of culinary services in Bahrain. Renowned for its signature dishes like Chicken Tikka and Cream Caramel, Paradise Café Restaurant still offers dishes the likes of which are unrivalled throughout the Island. Centrally located in the heart of Manama, Paradise is easily accessible to customers looking for quality food and a chilled atmosphere. A delivery option also ensures that no matter where you are, the food of Paradise is never too far out of reach!

What hooks BTW to Paradise Café Restaurant is the Dish of the Week, Chicken Karahi, prepared by Chef Mohamed Zahid.

Let’s get the ingredients listed:

Ingredients (Serves: 1 person)   

350 grams chicken with bone ,cut into 5 or 6 pieces

3 table spoon veg oil

1 teaspoon chilli powder

40 grams ginger

25 grams garlic

2 medium sized tomatoes

1 medium sized onion

1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 green chillis


  • Heat oil in  the karahi.
  • Add grinded garlic and ginger.
  • Let it get fried  and then add chilli powder and salt.
  • Now add half cup water and stir.
  • Add grinded tomatoes and onion.
  • Add salt and zeera and stir. Then, add chicken pieces and stir well.
  • The dish should be ready in 10 minutes.  You can also garnish it with coriander and ginger.

The mouth-wateringly spicy Chicken Karahi is ready for you, and can be served with white rice, chapatis or parathas.