Achaari Chicken

Achaari chicken

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Chicken breast – 400 gm, cut into medium-small cubes (You can also use bone-in chicken cut into small pieces)

2. Oil – 2.5 – 3 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

4. Onion paste (of 1 medium-large onion. Use immediately after grinding)

5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp

6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilli powder (medium spicy) – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

7. Yoghurt – 1/3 cup

8. Fenugreek seeds – 1 pinch

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Fennel seeds, crushed slightly – 1/2 tsp

Kalonji / nigella seeds – 1/4 tsp

9. Fresh green / red chilies – 1- 2, diagonally sliced

10. Salt – To taste

Method

Heat oil in a wok / kadai over medium heat. Add onion paste, little salt and saute for 3 – 4 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and continue to saute until onion turns light golden. Add chicken pieces, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and cook for 4 – 5 minutes, stirring in between. Add yoghurt and achaari spices (ingredients numbered 8). Mix well. Add salt, to taste. Mix well. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for 10 – 12 minutes (20 – 25 minutes if you are using bone-in chicken pieces), stirring occasionally, until done. Add  fresh green chilies and mix well. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Serve with rotis/ pulao.

Recipe Courtesy – Zahera Ummat

Achaari Chicken

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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