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Updated on October 19, 2012

Delicious achari chicken

Boneless chicken cooked in spices to give it a pickled flavour.


  • 1 kg Chicken breast, ( cut into cubes )
  • 1/2 cup Thick yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Onion seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds
  • 2 Whole dry red chilli
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala or lemon juice, ( if chaat masala not available )
  • to taste Salt
  • Fresh chopped coriander, for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Sunflower oil


Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 5 people


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, fennel seeds, carom seeds and whole dry red chilli. Stir fry for a minute.
  2. Add the chopped onions and fry them for 5 mins. Add red chilli powder, chaat masala and salt.
  3. Add the chicken and sauté until it becomes well browned. Add yoghurt and stir fry until the yoghurt dries up.
  4. Add half cup of water and cover the pan for 10-15 mins or until the chicken is cooked.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with naan or chappati.

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4.7 stars from 7 ratings of Delicious achari chicken


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      Nimi 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks everyone 4 the lovely comments :)

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      Nimi 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for your lovely comments. I am glad you all enjoyed my recipes :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Hi tasteofindia,

      I like all kind of indian cooking and this is very good recipe shared by you. point by point writing of method make it so easy to it up and 5 stars

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      I will definitely give it a try. Sharing and pinning!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow tasteofindia this is simply looking very delicious and it is quite easy to make. Will surely try this out. Thanks for sharing this mouth watering dish.

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      Nimi 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for the comment Mahak :)

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      Mahak 5 years ago

      Made this yesterday and it's absolutely delicious with hot chappati. THANKS