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Chicken Achaari ...Tickle your taste buds

Every time I enter the kitchen I think of making something new instead of taking the beaten path. This time the spot light was on Chicken and I badly wanted to try out a new preparation. So as usual, I turned to the net for help. I decided on the Achaari Chicken by Saman Ahmed in FOODILCIOUS �COOKS


  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 4 Onions medium size (finely sliced)
  • 4 Tomatoes medium size (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger paste
  • Salt as taste
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder (adjust to your taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 250 gm Curd (or 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 6 - 8 Green Chillies
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Fennel seeds (Refer Ingredientu2019s Gallery)
  • 1 teaspoon seeds Nigella Sativa (Refer Ingredientu2019s Gallery)


  • Dry roast fennel seeds and onion seeds in a frying pan for 2-3 minutes on low heat or till you get nice smell of fennel seeds. Keep aside.
  • Beat curd with a fork and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry finely sliced onions till light golden brown.
  • Add garlic paste and ginger paste.
  • When the pastes turn slightly brown, add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook covered on low heat till tomatoes are soft.
  • Add chicken and salt and fry for a few minutes.
  • Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and 1 cup water. Bring to a nice boil.
  • Cover and cook till chicken is half done.
  • Add the beaten curd, lemon juice and green chillies. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in dry roasted fennel seeds and Nigella seeds. Cover and cook till chicken is well done. Increase the heat and let it cook till oil separates and you get a thicker gravy.


It's time to tickle your taste buds :-)