Is wok ok for Indian cooking?

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    There are plenty of similarities between a wok and a karahi and theories that one derives from the other, theories going both directions.

    However, the longer-wetter-cooler cooking times for indian food can be problematic for iron or carbon steel woks and their patina. So I usually just use a 12" skillet or a sauteuse or even a dutch oven in stainless steel or ceramic coated cast iron. Also a pressure cooker works well with many Indian dishes.