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Achari Chicken Recipe

Achari chicken is a dish which can be cooked quickly and tastes different from the normal korma, or chicken karahi; although my children do not like it much and I must cook two different things when I cook Achari chicken.  


 1 kg chicken (cut in small pieces) 

3 tbsp oil or ghee 

3 tomatoes chopped in small pieces 

3 large onions cut in slices 

3 tbsp yogurt  

1 tsp garlic paste 

1 tsp ginger paste 

1 tsp salt 

1 tsp red chilli powder 

1/4 tsp turmeric 

1 tsp coriander powder 

1 tsp ground cumin 

1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 

1/2 tsp nigella seeds 

1 tsp fennel seeds 

3 green chilli  


fresh coriander to garnish 


1, Heat the oil in a cooking pan and add the ghee/oil, then on a medium flame fry the onions until they are brown in colour; 

2, Add tomatoes, fried onions, ginger and garlic and saute for 3 minutes, keep stirring so that everything is mixed thoroughly. Now add yoghurt and all the remaining masala and chicken and cook for about 4 minutes, keep stirring so that the chicken does not burn, 

3. Now add 1 cup of water and cover the cooking pan with a lid and cook for ten minutes on a low flame, check if the chicken is soft then dry on a medium flame and at the end add green chilli and green coriander. Very tasty Achari chicken is ready to serve, 

4. Serve with naan or flatbread. 

Happy cooking! Let us know how you like it 

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