Achaari Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by threeovens

This is an Americanized version of a popular Indian dish. It is traditionally made with whole chicken parts and served with na'an and/or basmati rice.

Top Review by rpgaymer

This dish is quite different from the usual Indian food that I make, and it was a nice surprise. Although it's Americanized, it's not bland or boring at all. I really loved the whole spices in this dish, and the fact that it's not too saucy. The whole spices add an earthy, almost umami taste to the tomato sauce. While it's quite good served right away, I though the leftovers were MUCH tastier the next day. All those exotic flavors really marinate with each other in the fridge, it seems. A great make-ahead recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat; add mustard seeds, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, and dried peppers (leave whole) and saute a few minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add onions and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes; remove onions and set aside.
  3. Add chicken and brown on all sides; lower heat, add tomato puree and cook until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  4. Return onions, season with salt, chili powder, and turmeric; simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro.

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