Sunday, 12 May 2013

Achari Chicken Karahi

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Chicken karahi is something I tend to make quite often for weekend brunch as it is extremely easy and quick to prepare.  Karahi can be made in a number of ways by using different combination of spices and Acharai Chicken Karahi is one of them, a spicy and tangy karahi with an added flavor of achaar…

Achari Chicken Karahi


1 Kg chicken (16 pieces/or use boneless chicken)
500 gm tomatoes (sliced)
¾ cup yogurt
1& ½ tbsp crushed red chili
3 tsp Achar gosht masala powder (store bought packet)
1 tsp garam masala powder
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 & ½ tsp salt
1 &1/2 tsp cumin seeds (dry roasted and crushed)
½  cup oil
1 ½  tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 inch piece of ginger thinly sliced 
6 green chilies (chopped)
Fresh coriander leaves


1) In a pan or karahi add oil and fry ginger garlic paste for 2 minutes.

2) Add in the chicken pieces and fry for a few minutes or till the chicken changes its color. 

3) Add in the tomatoes and salt and fry for a few more minutes.

4) Then  add in the crushed red chili, crushed cumin seeds,  ¾ cup of yogurt, lemon juice, achar gosht masala,3 chopped green chilies and garam masala powder,  cover the pan and let it cook till the chicken gets done and oil separates.

5) Garnish with  green chilies, sliced ginger and chopped fresh coriander, 

Note:  if you don’t have store bought achar gosht masala , then grind together   cumin seeds along with 1tbsp mustard seeds and 1tbsp whole coriander seeds and a few fenugreek seeds. Add this powder in instead of achar gosht masala along with a tsp of nigella seeds.