Achari Chicken

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This dish is known as achari chicken because it uses spices similar to what one would use in an actual vegetable based achaar. The gravy is rich, tang...
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 45 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 8 persons
Achari Chicken


  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Large green chilies 250 gm
  • Dry red chilies 4-5
  • Fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Onion seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Oil 3 tablespoon
  • Onions, chopped 3 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon


  • 1. Grind red chilies, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and onion seeds coarsely in a spice grinder, chopper or use a mortar pestle.
  • 2. Slit the large chilies in half keeping the stems intact. Stuff the chilies with the ground spice mixture and set aside.
  • 3. Heat oil. Add chopped onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • 4. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till lightly browned.
  • 5. Add red chili powder and coriander powder and sauté. Add the remaining ground spices and stir.
  • 6. Add marinated chicken along with the marinade and stir well. Add 1 cup water and mix well. When it comes to a boil, cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes or till the chicken is completely done.


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