Achari Chicken Recipe

Achari Chicken (Achari Murgh)

This chicken curry is a tasty, tangy and mouth watering pickled spices recipe which is garnished with stuffed long green chillies. This spicy chicken dish tastes best with hot naan and served for lunch or dinner.

A spicy and tangy chicken curry made with the spices used to prepare pickles in Pakistan. This Achari chicken Recipe  is so easy to make, full of flavour.and has no store-bought mixes. I avoid these mixes because they have preservatives and additives. Must try this Achari chicken Recipe and don’t forget to share your experience with us !!

 Achari Chicken Recipe
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Bismillah, let’s begin!

Check it out the Achari Chicken Recipe and printable version below.

Achari Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Bushrah | Recipestable


  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 12 green chillies
  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • 4 dry red chilies
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs p ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • salt to taste



  • Place dry red chillies, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and onion seeds in a grinder. Grind coarsely. Place yogurt and ground spices in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Slit the green chillies length wise, keeping the stems intact.
  • Put green chilies and chicken into the yogurt mixture.
  • Toss to coat evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or skillet over medium high heat.
  • Saute onion in oil until or crisp-tender. Add ginger garlic paste. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until its become lightly browned.
  • Season with chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add chicken along with the marinade.
  • Add 1 cup water and mix well.Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Turn the heat off. Transfer into a serving dish. Achari Chicken is ready to serve. ENJOY!!


Serving Suggestions:
Serve hot with Naan!!
I have also posted Desi Chicken Curry Recipe which is another easiest & tastiest version of making Chicken Curry. Do check it out as well.

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