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Achari Chicken curry Easy chicken recipe अचारी चिकन की आसान रेसिपी

What better than ending the year on a spicy note! For me, this chicken curry takes the cake..I mean spice. What happens when we bring together 2 of our favourites - Achaar (Pickle) and Chicken = Magic.

35-45 minutes
Achari Chicken curry Easy chicken recipe अचारी चिकन की आसान रेसिपी Recipe - Ranveer Brar


For Marination

800 gms Chicken,( thigh/ drumstick) चिकन

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादनुसार

1 tbsp Pickle oil, अचार का तेल

⅓ cup Curd, beaten, दही


For Ginger Garlic Paste

1 Green chili, broken into half, हरी मिर्च

½ inch Ginger, peeled, sliced, अदरक

4-5 Garlic cloves, लहसुन

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादनुसार


For Achari Masala

1 tbsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

½ tbsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

¼ tsp  Fenugreek seeds, मेथी दाना

½ tsp  Mustard seeds, सरसों के बीज

½ tsp Nigella seeds, कलौंजी

3 no Dry Kashmiri red chilli, सूखी कश्मीरी लाल मिर्च

1 tsp Dry mango powder, अमचूर पाउडर

¼ tsp Sugar, चीनी


For Frying Chillies

1 ½ tbsp Mustard oil,  सरसों का तेल

3 large Green chillies, slit or picador chilli, हरी मिर्च

Prepared Achari Masala, तैयार किया हुआ अचारी मसाला

Salt to taste,  नमक स्वादनुसार


For Tempering

3 medium size Onion, sliced, प्याज़

Prepared Ginger Garlic paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

Marinated Chicken, मैरिनेटेड चिकन

½ tbsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

1 cup Fresh Tomato puree, ताज़े टमाटर की प्यूरी

1 ½ tbsp Prepared Achari Masala, तैयार किया हुआ अचारी मसाला

½ tbsp Degi red chilli powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 tsp Pickle oil, अचार का तेल

½ tbsp Mustard oil, सरसों का तेल

½ cup Water, पानी

1 tbsp Prepared Achari Masala, तैयार किया हुआ अचारी मसाला

Fried Chillies, cut into half, तले हुए हरी मिर्च

1 tbsp Mango pickle, आम का अचार


For Garnish

Prepared Achari Masala, तैयार किया हुआ अचारी मसाला

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता



For Marination

  • In a bowl, add chicken, salt to taste, pickle oil and curd.
  • Marinate everything well and keep aside for 5 minutes.

For Ginger Garlic Paste

  • In a mortar pestle, add green chilli, ginger, garlic cloves, salt to taste and make a smooth paste of it.


For Achari Masala

  • In a pan, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, nigella seeds.
  • Add dry kashmiri red chilli, and dry roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • Transfer it into a bowl, add dry mango powder and sugar.
  • Transfer it into a grinder jar and grind it coarsely. Keep it aside for further use.


For Fried Achari Mirch

  • In a pan, add mustard oil on moderate heat.
  • Take large green chillies, slit into the middle and stuffed achari masala.
  • Place the prepared chillies into the hot oil and fry till light golden brown in color.
  • Remove from the flame and keep it aside for further use.


For Tempering

  • In the same kadhai, add mustard oil, once the oil gets hot, add onions, ginger garlic green paste and cook on low flame.
  • Once the onions turn light brown in color, add marinated chicken into it.
  • And saute them well. Once chicken gets well roasted, add coriander powder and saute them well.
  • Once coriander powder is roasted well, add tomato puree, achari masala, degi red chilli powder, pickled oil, and mustard oil and mix everything well.
  • Add water, achari masala, prepared fried stuffed chillies, little water and mix well.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook on medium flame.
  • Add mango pickle and once again cover it with a lid and let it cook for a while.
  • Garnish with some achari masala and coriander sprig.
  • Serve hot with paratha.


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