Achaari Murg (Pickle-Style Chicken)

Achaari Murg.

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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Portions (4-6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
282 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 Portions (4-6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 282
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 26g
Calcium 106mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Made with all the same spices that go into a pickle, this delicious dish goes well with chapatis (Indian flatbread), parathas (fried Indian flatbread) or naans (flatbread made in a tandoor or oven).


Steps to Make It

  1. Mix the onion, fennel, cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt together in a bowl. Take out about 3 teaspoons in another small bowl and mix with the lime juice.

  2. Wash, pat dry and slit the green chilies and remove the seeds. Fill the chilies with the spice and lime juice mix and keep aside.

  3. In a pan heat the oil and add the remaining spice mix. Allow to splutter and then add the onions and fry till golden.

  4. Add the chicken and fry until sealed.

  5. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for a minute.

  6. Whisk the yogurt to make it smooth and add it to the chicken. Stir well.

  7. Add salt to taste, stir well. Put the stuffed green chilies on top of the chicken and cover the dish.

  8. Cook until the chicken is done.

  9. Serve with hot Chapatis, Parathas or Naans (different types of Indian flatbread).