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By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

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A karhai (sometimes transcribed kadhai or karahi; pronounced “ka-´rye”) is a traditional woklike cooking pot with two handles; in Britain, it has recently come to be called a Balti pan. Anthropologists and archeologists say that it may be the precursor of the Chinese wok. It is used for stir-frying and simmering many dishes. A wok, heavy skillet, or wide heavy pot can be substituted.