Friday, May 9, 2014

Achari Chicken( chicken cooked with pickling spices)

Pickle lovers will adore this yummy dish.This dish tastes best when it is allow to sit for a while after cooking.

  • Chiken-1 lb
  • Onions-2 medium( finely chopped)
  • Tomato-2 medium( chopped)
  • Fenugreek seeds(methi)-1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds( rai)-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds( jeera)-1 tsp
  • Nigella seeds( kalonji)-1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds( sauf)-1/4 tsp
  • Black salt-1/4 tsp                            
  • Lemon juice-1 tbsp                             
  • Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp
  • Hing( asafetida )-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard oil-3 tbsp
  • Curd-1 cup
  • Red chili powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp
  • Garm masala-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Put the chicken in a contairner.Add ginger garlic paste,lemon juice and 1 tsp salt and rub properly.
Cover the container and put in the refrigerator for 1 to 2  hours  to marinate.
Heat a pan on medium heat add oil add hing, red chili and sauté for few seconds.
Add methi,cumin,sauf,mustard and kalonji sauté for 30 seconds.
Add onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add tomato and cook2 to 3 minutes. Now add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric
Powder and stir well.
Add chicken and stir. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or chicken is half done.
Add black salt  and cook chicken is almost done.
Add the curd and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes.Add  garam masala and stir well
Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. we both are in pickling mood, i have pickling dish too, love this , looks yummy

  2. Pickling of chicken looks like very interesting ..Looks yummy and very tempting

  3. Recipe looks tasty & different , interesting too .

  4. My mom peps. Mutton pickle.also v both heard abt this..but never tried,ur pics r encouraging me..

  5. Triple yum to the flavors and love this dish for the spiciness.

  6. Delicious chicken and color of the dish is so tempting..

  7. Drool worthy chicken. Looks so tempting.

  8. Achari chicken...looks delecious & appetizing...


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