Murgh Achari or Achari Chicken ( Chicken in pickled sauce)

If you are bored of regular curries of Chicken, try this one! It has a different tangy taste resembling Pickle(Achaar)  and fast to cook as well , the taste of different seeds used make it so unique! You can opt out  adding garam masala if you don’t want too spicy, the green chilies used are medium spicy in this recipe. Some people also add actual pickle one spoon full, I prefer it simple for dinner .


Preparation time – 15 minutes                                                                Cooking time – 30 minutes

Serves  2-3 people

Ingredients IMG_6918

Chicken 200-250 grams

1  medium onion ( finely chopped)

Fresh Ginger and  Garlic chopped (3-4 cloves ,chopped ginger should be same amount as garlic)

Green chillies 2 pieces (sliced) ,Depending on hotness of chili

Yogurt 1 cup,tomato Puree or diced tomatoes 1 Cup

Salt 1 tablespoon

Cumin Powder  ½ teaspoon

Turmeric       ½ teaspoon

Chili Powder ( 1/4 teaspoon) Depends on your spice level.

Garam masala ½ teaspoon

Cumin Seeds, Onion seeds, Fenugreek Seeds,Coriander Seeds,Fennel Seeds for frying (1 teaspoon each)

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Garam Masala and Mint leaves for Garnishing

Grind onion,ginger garlic as a paste or finely chopped using chopper.
slit each chilli into long 4 pieces),
In a wok/pan  heat oil  and  add cumin seeds ,onion seeds,fenugreek ,coriander,fennel seeds.
Splutter them for a minute or less.
Add the  onion and ginger garlic   paste and chillies
(fry the chopped onions and green chillies. Saute till the onions become light brown.
Add the spices and fry for a minute, add now chicken. Sauté for 5 minutes
Now  tomato paste and salt. Put the lid on and cook the chicken on low flame for 7-8  minutes.
Add yogurt now and stir, put the lid on for another 3-4 minutes.
Add  garam masala and some mint leaves for garnishing .
Serve hot with chapati or rice .
Link for the video —>>Achari chicken

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