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Achari Murg means pickled chicken is quiet popular in Punjab for its spicy rich taste and flavour. This cuisine goes well with any rice or Indian bread namely kulchas, parathas and Missi Rotis. Achaari Murg is a North Indian Style Delicacy. North Indian has a culture of making various types of Achaars - pickles. The pickles are made once in a year - mostly in the winters and are then stored for the entire year for consumption. The ingredients in the Indian Pickles work as preservatives so that they do not get soiled. A lot of pain is taken to prepare the delicacy, which takes hours to prepare the dishes. But it is taste worth and must try for all chicken lovers.
Ingredients:
1 kg Chicken pieces
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Onion seeds
2 Red dry chilies
2 Large onions sliced
2 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 Cup tomato puree
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 Cup water
Salt to taste
3 tbsp Mustard oil.
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan till and add the mustard, fennel, fenugreek, cumin, onion seeds, chilies and fry for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onions and fry on high level for a few seconds till the onions are well coated with oil and are still crunchy (neither fried nor soft).
  3. Transfer to a bowl, leaving the oil in the pan.
  4. To the same pan, add the ginger-garlic pastes, turmeric, red chili powder and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and fry on high level for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low level for about 20 minutes.
  7. Add the tomato puree and fry on high level for a few seconds.
  8. Now add the fried onion mix and sprinkle salt to taste. Mix well.
  9. Sauté on a high level for about 2 minutes.
  10. Stir in the lemon juice.
  11. Achaari Murg is ready.
  12. Serve hot with Chapatis (Indian Bread) or Naan and Youghurt.

Making Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4 persons.

Shelflife: 1 day (2 days if stored in Refrigerator).

Note:

  • Though Achaari Murg is prepared in the style of Achaars/Pickles, it is usually not stored like other pickles.
  • Loved and prepared with frevour in Lucknow and Chandigarh, Achaaari Murg makes for most of the flavoured dishes. These two are the most favourite destinations to get the real taste and aroma of Achaari Murg.

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