How to make Chicken Achari

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Achari Chicken is a bold, tangy Pakistani/Indian chicken curry made with an Achari Masala (pickling spice mix) and optionally topped with stuffed green chilies. With just a little prep this delicious dish cooks in only 30 minutes and the zesty flavours are so captivating…….

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4 
  • Recipe By: Chili To Choc


Achari Masala:

Stuffed Chilies:


  • 1 tablespoon ginger slices
  • 1-2 tablespoon coriander
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  • Slit the green chilies from the centre lengthwise and take out the seeds. Mix 3 teaspoon chaat masala and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to make a thick paste. Fill each chili with around a teaspoon of this mixture and keep aside for later.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the Achari Masala ingredients. Roast for 2 minutes till they release their aroma.
  • Then add the blended onion on medium heat. Saute till the onions turn golden.
  • Add the minced ginger and garlic and stir till they are no longer raw.
  • Now put in the chicken on medium high heat along with salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and kashmiri chili powder. Mix everything in.
  • Pour in the blended tomatoes and yogurt. Stir well and cover the pan. Let cook for 8-10 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Uncover the pan, increase the heat to high and fry for 2 minutes. This process will bring the oil on top.
  • Mix in 2 tablespoon of water so that the gravy doesn’t get dry. Then place the green chilies, slit side up on top of the chicken.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice and cover. Let cook for 6-8 minutes on low heat until the chilies are softened.
  • Garnish with sliced ginger and fresh coriander. Serve warm Achari Chicken with naan, roti or steamed basmati rice.

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