Key Points:

  • Spicy and tangy pickled chicken curry
  • Bursting with Indian flavors
  • Perfect for spice lovers


Achari Chicken Recipe

Achari Chicken is a flavorful and tangy North Indian chicken dish that is cooked in a spicy pickled marinade. This dish is perfect for spice lovers and can be enjoyed with rice or flatbread.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Heavy-bottomed pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 kg chicken cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup mustard oil
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp achari masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heat mustard oil in a pan and add sliced onions. Cook until golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, achari masala, and salt. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook until they are browned.
  • Stir in yogurt and simmer for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.


Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 per serving
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Fat: 20g
Keyword Achari Chicken



  • High in protein
  • Packed with Indian flavors
  • Easy to make


Serving Tips:

  • Serve with rice or flatbread
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves


Tips and Tricks of Recipe:

  •  Marinate chicken in yogurt and achari masala for extra flavor
  • Adjust spice levels according to your preference


Variations of Recipe:

  • Substitute chicken with paneer for a vegetarian version
  • Add vegetables like capsicum and potatoes for extra texture


5 FAQs & Answers:

Can I use store-bought achari masala?

Yes, you can use store-bought achari masala for convenience.

How long can I marinate the chicken for?

Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, boneless chicken can be used for a quicker cooking time.

What can I serve with Achari Chicken?

Achari Chicken pairs well with rice, naan, or roti.


Can I make Achari Chicken in advance?

Achari Chicken tastes even better the next day, so you can make it in advance.



Achari Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for spice lovers. With the right combination of spices and cooking techniques, you can create a mouth-watering Indian chicken curry that will impress your family and friends. Enjoy this tangy and spicy dish with rice or flatbread for a satisfying meal.