Achari Chicken

Achari Chicken is a flavorful and tangy North Indian dish that is made with a blend of pickling spices, which gives it a unique taste. Here’s a recipe for Achari Chicken:


  • 500g chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp pickle masala*
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Dry roast the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, and fenugreek seeds in a pan until they are fragrant. Allow them to cool, and then grind them to a fine powder.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onions and cook until they are soft and translucent.
  4. Add the ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add the pickle masala, ground spice powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and stir well to coat with the masala. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Cover the skillet and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with naan or rice.

Enjoy your delicious Achari Chicken!

*Pickle masala can be found in Indian grocery stores. If you can’t find it, you can make your own by mixing equal parts of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and fenugreek seeds, and then adding vinegar and salt to taste.

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