Pickle-Style Chicken Recipe (Achaari Murg)

A great recipe directly from the northern part of India. This Achaari Murg is rich in flavor and just a little bit spicy.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Quantity: 4 servings
302 calories per serving


  • Skinless chicken pieces
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon onion seeds
  • 2 large thinly sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 6 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • A cup of yogurt
  • 1 lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare the Achaari Murg:

  1. Mix the seeds of onions, cumin, fennel, fenugreeks, and mustard with turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt all together in a bowl.
  2. Take three teaspoons of the mixture to another bowl and mix it with the lime juice.
  3. Slit the green chilies and remove the seeds, then fill it with the lime juice and spice mixture and set aside.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and add the spice mixture and allow it to splutter.
  5. Add the onions and fry it until golden.
  6. Add the chicken pieces and fry it.
  7. Add the garlic and ginger pastes and fry for 1 minute.
  8. After whisking the yogurt, add it to the pan and stir well.
  9. Add the salt and stir well.
  10. Put the green stuffed chilies on the pan and cover it and cook until the chicken is tender.
  11. Serve hot with Indian flatbread like Parathas or Naans.

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