Achari Murgh (Chicken Achari)
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Achari Murgh Recipe

Achari Murgh, also known as Chicken Achari, is a handpicked chicken recipe that comes from the Northern part of India.

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: chicken

Ingredients for Achari Murgh

  • 500 gms Chicken (with bone or without) skinned, chopped
  • 1 no Onion small, finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 nos Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Black Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Kalonji (Nigella Seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 to 5 tsp Oil
  • as per taste Salt
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped

How to make Achari Murgh

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the dry red chillies, black mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and kalonji.
  • Fry for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Add the onions and saute until light brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  • Now add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir for 10-20 seconds.
  • Add a splash of water if it starts sticking to the bottom.
  • Add the tomato puree and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add the chicken pieces, stir well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Ensure the chicken pieces are well coated in the masala.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of water and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Simmer on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the yogurt, stir well and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the flame. Add the lemon juice and salt.
  • Stir again to mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


Serve with rice, naan or roti.