Achari Chicken is an Indian chicken curry flavoured with pickle masala or achar masala. It goes great with Indian bread or rice dishes. Here is how to make Achari Chicken Recipe.

Achari Chicken Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Achari Chicken is an Indian chicken curry flavoured with pickle masala or achar masala. It goes great with Indian bread or rice dishes. Here is how to make Achari Chicken Recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg Chicken Curry cut
  • 5 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Black Onion Seeds / Kalounji
  • 2 cups Onion Thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 3 tbsp Achari Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 1 tsp All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Masala from pickle
  • Fresh Coriander Chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Once the oil shot, add fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and black onion seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds.
  3. Add onion and fry until slightly browned.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry until onions turns golden brown.
  5. Add chicken and fry on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add tomato, salt and achari masala long with 1/2 cup of water and cover and cook for 10 mins.
  7. Add red chilli powder and curd whisked with maida in the pan.
  8. Cover and cook until chicken is done.
  9. Add lemon juice and masala from pickle and remove the pan from heat.

  10. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  11. Serve hot with phulke or steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

You can pickle masala from any pickle like mango pickle or chilli pickle.

Add some crushed birista for a richer taste.

Nutrition Facts
Achari Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 687IU14%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.