Thursday, September 23, 2010

Achari Chicken

This is one of my favorite recipes passed over by my Bihari friend.


  • Mutton/Chicken-1 kg
  • Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
  • Onions-1big chopped
  • Tomato-2chopped
  • Long green chillis- 2-3
  • Curd-1/2cup
  • Lime juice-2tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds, Cumin seeds--1/4tsp each
  • Mustard seeds, Fennel (saunf), Kalonji-1/2tsp each
  • Dry red chillis-7-10 (depends up spice level)
  • Mustard oil/any oil-4tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds, saunf, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, kalonji & mustard seeds & coarsely grind them. The recipe calls for coarse mix but I fine grinded them so that the spices do not show up in the gravy later.
  • Heat oil in a pan & fry onions till translucent, then add long green chillies, red chilies & half of the spice mix sauté for 1mt & keep aside.
  • Add little more oil in the same pan, heat & add ginger garlic paste, meat & turmeric & sauté for 1mt.Then add curd, tomato, salt, little water & the remaining spice mix, cover & cook till the meat is almost tender.
  • Now add the onion mixture, mix well & cook on medium flame for about 4-5mts.Stir in limejuice & garnish with cilantro leaves.


  1. Achari chicken looks so delicious..Nice unique blend of spices...thanks for sharing dear.

  2. Dear Madhu
    Thats a great achari chicken!! The spicing is perfect , I dont make it sour, the achar smell gives the feeling.
    I shall try your recipe with lemon and curd. It will be awesome I can feel the taste.
    Have a nice weekend

  3. great recipe Madhu. love the spices you used. between that table mat is so very cute. did you make it yourself?

  4. Lovely dish..since I don't eat chicken I often make achari with aloo n it !

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  5. Delicious achari chicken, makes me drool..

  6. Thanks everyone. I am glad you all liked this.