Ingredients

How to make it

  • Slit the green chilies and soak them in thelemon juice. Keep aside.
  • Heat about 4-5 tbsps of oil in a nice big wok (kadhai), and fry the onions till brown.
  • Add the kalonji + methi dana + Whole Zeera + Saunf. Mix well.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and haldi...roast well.
  • Now put in the chicken pieces and roast on high flame till well browned.
  • On high flame, add yogurt and fry well, but gently...don't want to debone the chicken!
  • Once it leaves oil, add the red chilli powder + roasted zeera powder + tomatoes..and roast well once again on high flame.
  • Once this also leaves oil around the edges. add about 1/2 a cup of water + salt to taste...and cook covered, on simmer for about 30 mins. Stir once in a while.
  • Once the chicken is tender, put in the chilies with the lemon juice and fresh coriander, and simmer for 5-7 minutes to enhance the flavours!
  • Serve with naan roti or basmati rice, and a veggie side-dish.
  • Note: This is actually flavoured with the ingredients of an Indian pickle. Buy them only if you intend to use them, otherwise, its worthwhile to try the basic recipe without the 4 strange sounding seeds. You can even puree the tomatoes for a smoother gravy.
I prefer to put all the ingred tog before I begin   Close
Fry the onions till golden brown   Close
Put in the chicken and roast well   Close
Put in the yogurt and roast till browned   Close
Roast again after the tomatoes...keep at it!!   Close
VOILA...Its done! ENJOY IT!!   Close

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  • Nmangal 3 months ago
    I have been thinking of posting my comments since a few years on but I always get tied up in serving or eating after cooking this. Well! It's never to say how delicious this achari chicken turns out every time I have used this recipe. I'm very thankful to Vinder for sharing the recipe. This has never failed me. I feel very proud of myself because of this recipe specially when I see other people use pre-mix achar masala. This just turns out perfect every time I make it and it's been over 3 years I have been using this recipe. I had to find this recipe so that I can I can Thank you Vindee.
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  • lilsweetchic123 2 years ago
    made this yesterday and it's absolutely delicious with hot chapati/naan. Husband loved the taste and I was proud to tell him it was made from scratch. Tastes just as good or better than the masala packet for achar gosht!! Thanks so much!! =D
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    Perfect, just what I was looking for, tangy and creamy.....*****high 5.... this is on the table tonight
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  • zainabsarah 4 years ago
    vow 'it is nice









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    " It was excellent "
    sitbynellie ate it and said...
    What a great recipe. I have the ingredients so I can actually try this! Thank you so much for the recipe!
    Susan
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  • smitho1 4 years ago
    great recipe,also experimented & tried it with mix veggies(cauliflower,french beans,carrots,Potatoes& soya chunks)came out wonderfully.thanks.
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  • cindyudhardt 5 years ago
    This is great. I cook a lot of dishes from India. I also love the way you took the time and made pictures. I do this also. I now am going to print this and cook this. Thanks agean for your rec. I WANT MORE PLEASE. >^.^<
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  • rayguitar 5 years ago
    This recipe looks delicious. I love the balance of the roasting/slow-cooking. Keep up the good work!
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    " It was excellent "
    saramathew84 ate it and said...
    Hi Vindee, i was looking out for a different style of cooking chicken and i found this recipe.i made this for dinner last nite and it was just amazing. we just relished it. thanks for sharing..got my 5:)
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    " It was excellent "
    mrgresch ate it and said...
    Awesome! Love the fact you also included the Indian names for the spices1 ^5
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    " It was excellent "
    spooker8 ate it and said...
    Lovely!! just made it and finished everything!! :)
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  • misstracyflick 6 years ago
    Looks superb, can't wait to try. Really appreciate you adding the step by step photos.
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  • veg 6 years ago
    GREAT POST
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  • adacowan 6 years ago
    Another great post! Love Indian food. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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  • tequila12 6 years ago
    I can't wait to try this! I'm going to head to the indian grocery tomorrow morning and get the ingredients I need before the big snowstorm hits tomorrow! Thanks for posting an authentic indian dish I can actually prepare!
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  • cabincrazyone 6 years ago
    This looks very good. I intend to make it as soon as I can get the ingredients not currently on my spice shelf. It's snowing like crazy, so I may need to wait a day or two. Thank for the yummy looking post.
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  • imran 6 years ago
    hey your recipe is delicious i tried it 2day can u suggest me the following stuff with mutton
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    Great recipe, love all the photos.
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    " It was excellent "
    alexander_kassal ate it and said...
    Very close to perfection!
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness...I have been looking for this recipe..My brother loves this,I always made it with achar gosht mix.Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe.
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