CooQ : Recipe: Achari Chicken

Achari Chicken

North indian | Mains

Chicken
284 calories/serving
35 mins
Achari chicken tikka is a lipsmacking chicken preparation, marinated in a delicious homemade pickling (achari) spice and grilled to juicy perfection. Served with mint yogurt chutney to form one big perfect bite!
Recipe by:
Spice Eats

Ingredients

chicken
nigella seed
fennel seed
fenugreek seed
dry red chilli
salt
turmeric powder
ginger garlic paste
curd
mustard seed
onion
tomato
green chilli
kashmiri red chilli powder
ginger
refined oil

Instructions

1. Take a pan and dry roast 1 tsp nigella seeds / kalonji, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, 1/4 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds, 2 dried red chillies on low heat for 3-4 minutes. take it out on a plate to cool and then grind it to a powder.

2. Marinate 500 gms chicken cut into curry pieces with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste, the above ground masala powder, and 4 tbsp whisked curd. mix and set aside to marinate for 60 minutes.

3. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a kadhai or pan. add 3/4 tsp mustard seeds and when it splutters, add 3 green chillies cut in 1/2 inch pieces. give it a stir and add 2 medium size chopped onions. fry on medium heat for 8 minutes till slightly brown.

4. Now add 2 medium size chopped tomatoes and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. add 1/4 tsp salt and continue to cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes till the tomatoes are soft and oil separates.

5. Next add the marinated chicken, mix well and bhunno/fry on medium heat for 5 minutes.

6. Add 2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well and fry on medium heat for 3 minutes. reduce the heat to low and continue to fry for another 2 minutes till oil separates.

7. Add 150 ml water. give it a good stir. cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.

8. Remove lid, mix in 1 tbsp ginger juliennes and simmer for around 2 minutes till oil separates. serve with rice or roti.

By Spice Eats

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