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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Make Tasty Chicken Pickle/ Chicken Achari At Home

I think my meal is always incomplete without a hint of mango and carrot pickle. There is a colony of jars in my kitchen, they come in varied sizes with patterned clip tops and glass surfaces. Achaar, a popular subcontinental pickle is made from vegetables that have been rubbed with spices and salt and is exposed to hot sun to dry. Once they have given up their moisture they are preserved in beautiful glass jars with mustard oil.

When I think of pickle only thing that strikes me is about all manner of sweet and savory ranges of mango, carrot, lemon, and other veggies of pickles and preserves!! Pickle made out of non-veg was something new to me, have you tried pickle using any non-veg item? I did and it had a wining end.

Today I will be sharing with you'll a very yummy, delicious, tasty and different variety of pickle recipe. When we are tired of eating same boring chicken gravy or chicken rice dish I opt for this spice star chicken pickle. Pickled chicken is one of my top favorite recipe in non-veg as it is spicy & tangy in taste. It has a thick gravy sauce where the chicken is cooked in a slow cooker on a low flame so that the chicken becomes tender & moist with full of flavors & aroma. The best part about this recipe is that you can save your time by storing it for 2-3 days & eat it when you want.

If you're a pickle lover then this is a must try recipe. You can use the same spice or masala to stuff those green bell peppers or green chilies to add a different version of salads. I normally stuff green chilies & add it into chicken pickle for extra spice. You can pickle with lamb, meat or chicken - as my family is a chicken lover, I always prefer chicken over anything. This popular dish goes well with chapatis or Indian flat bread & cumin seeds or zeera rice. You can add boiled peas & carrots in your rice for healthy menu. I ate too many spoonfuls with naan. Refrigerate this chicken pickle for 2-3 days, so that surprise guest visit will lead to fuss-free yummy lunch or dinner in no time.

My craving for this dish has just begun ;)

Make Tasty Chicken Pickle/ Chicken Achari At Home

Make Tasty Chicken Pickle, Chicken Achari At Home, Chicken Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Serves: 4 persons

4-5 pieces of Chicken
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup tomato purée
1/2 cup whisk yogurt
3 Anaheim green  pepper
1 tablespoon red Chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon aniseed
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds
1/2 teaspoon fenu greek seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
3-4 Cloves
1//2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Step 1
  • In a deep pan, heat oil, add washed chicken pieces, 1 tablespoon ginger paste & 1 tablespoon garlic paste. Sauté until chicken changes its color.
  • Fry chicken for 5 minutes in a medium flame & remove chicken in a plate.
Step 2
  • In the same pan & cooking oil, add tomato purée & a pinch of salt. Let it cook on a low flame for 2 minutes 
  • For tomato purée, boil 2-3 cups of water in a vessel, add 3 juicy tomatoes & let them boil for 10 minutes. You can insert the fork into one of the tomato to check its cooking status. Remove them & Peel the skin of the tomatoes. Chop the peeled tomatoes & add it to a blender. Blend until it forms a fine paste.
  • Now, add 1 tablespoon Red Chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon Aniseed, 1/2 teaspoon Nigella seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Fenu-greek seeds, 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds, 3-4 Cloves, 1//2 teaspoon Ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder, 1 tablespoon Ginger paste, 1 tablespoon Garlic paste and salt to taste. Saute for a minute until oil separates from the masala.
  • Add half cup whisk yogurt & mix everything properly. Now add chicken & fry for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water & cover the lid. Let it cook for 45 minutes in a medium-low flame until the gravy forms a thick consistency. 
  • Meanwhile, slit Anaheim pepper with the help of a knife and remove the seeds from inside. Fill in the mixture of all the spices with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Put anaheim pepper in chicken mixture after 15 minutes of its cooking process. 
  • Adjust the spice and salt once the chicken is done. Serve hot with roti, chapatis or pulav.

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