Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)
Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

Achaari Murg is a delicious combination of all the pickling spices which are roasted, ground and cooked with chicken. Mustard oil gives a nice flavor to this curry. You can also substitute with any other cooking oil but the rich flavor comes from mustard oil only.
I made use of left over oil which was used to prepare Punjabi Mango Pickle and adjusted the quantity of ingredients for pickling spices.

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)
 Ingredients :

For Curry :
  • 300 gms Chicken
  • 2 medium sized onions - finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes - finely chopped
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 green chili - slit at the end
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder - optional
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 4 tbsp mustard oil
To Roast & Grind :
  • 4 dry red chilies
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi dhana)

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

Method :
  • Marinate chicken with little turmeric powder and keep aside for 10 mins. Wash the chicken and keep aside. Whisk curd well and add turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala. Whisk it again and keep aside.
  • Dry roast red chilies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, onion seeds and fenugreek seeds for few seconds. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Grind in a mixer to coarse powder and keep aside. Heat mustard oil in a pan or kadhai.
  • Tamper cloves, bay leaf and nutmeg powder. Add chopped onions and fry for a minute. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute a while.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and mash the pulp. Add chicken and spices powder. Saute a while.
  • Add whisked curd and salt to taste. Cook it covered on low flame for 15-20 mins till oil separates and chicken is cooked. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with rice/pulao.
Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

Achaari Murg (Chicken cooked with Pickling Spices)

24 comments:

  1. super like P! the recipe is sooo tempting.. you should definitely come live near me..

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  2. This must be so delicious! Love the drumstick in the mug :)

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  3. Wonderful curry and here i go bookmarking another one..:-) Great pictures as always !

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  4. tempting dear..kalakkal chicken

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  5. Super inviting and tempting Preethi, asathureenga... indha weekend senjidavendiyathuthhan...

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  6. Bookmarked.. Where do u find all ur props gal?? Just perfect !! Love the snaps as always !!

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  7. The gravy is atrociously tempting especially infused with multiple types of spices. I have to look for the mustard oil because I don't think I have used it before. Nice and delicious gravy in which the chicken pieces are drenched.

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  8. Superb! spicy and finger licking good achari murg.

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  9. this is exquisite.such a good recipe and such beautiful clicks.

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  10. semaya iruku,love this curry,superb variation.lovely clicks.

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  11. Looks yum, the gravy is so luscious.

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  12. should i say beautiful or tempting...well its treating eyes and tummy :)

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  13. the pickle looks so yuimm akka love the clicks too

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  14. Super tempting chicken curry

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  15. surely in my list to try PT ;-) samma tempting clicks i love all the props used and the styling simply superb

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  16. Will you believe me if I say, I was looking for a achari recipe. This is one of our favorite in a local Pakistani restaurant.
    Yours looks tasty and so damn appetizing.
    Btw, not sure why I'm not getting updates..I did sign up by email..gonna check that..

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  17. So delicious looking chicken preparation. Must have tasted awesome!
    Deepa

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  18. PT.. sema tempting ah irukku indha chicken... Delicious da..

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  19. wow..wow..chicken looks so spicy n tempting...can't wait to try it...nice clicks!!

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  20. mouth watering preparation....

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  21. Looks super tempting dear... love it...

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  22. Inviting myself to ur place sis, such a fingerlicking achari murg..

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  23. Preeti, pics tell how good is achari murgh. good work as always.

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