How to make Achari Murgh - Spicy chicken cooked in Indian spices.

This recipe is from the book Pressure Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Achari Murgh

Hindi: murgh
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Achari Murgh Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 1½ inch pieces 1 large

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions sliced finely 6 medium

  • Mustard oil 1/4 cup

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 3/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 3/4 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions till brown. Cool and grind the onions to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat the mustard oil in a pressure cooker. Add the red chillies and heat till the oil reaches smoking point and the chillies are burnt.

Step 3

Remove the chillies. Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and onion seeds to the oil.

Step 4

When they begin to sizzle, add the ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder.

Step 5

Sauté for a few minutes. Add the chicken and sauté for three or four minutes. Add the browned onion paste and green chillies.

Step 6

Add half a cup of water and salt and mix well. Seal the cooker with the lid and cook over medium heat till the pressure is released thrice(three whistles).

Step 7

Remove the lid when the pressure has reduced completely, and serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.