Make Amazing chicken pickle if you are a lover of non-veg or you have to gift someone something but homemade and special. It is not easy as it needs a lot of patience but the result is amazing that 'sab ungliyan chaat te reh jaayenge'.

All the ingredients have a number of health benefits and as it is pickles are very good for health if taken in moderation. Chicken Pickles benefits include vitamins, and antioxidants, which help in controlling diabetes,  liver protection, a supply of probiotics, improved digestion, and heal ulcers as well! 

pickles chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken with bones, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbsps ginger garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsps red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Juice of 3 lemons, heat for a bit and cool
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tbsps salt
  • 4 tbsps oil

Dry roast and make a powder:

  • 3 tbsps coriander seeds 
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds or jeera
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds or khus-khus 
  • 1 1/2 tsps methi seeds or fenugreek seeds
  • 6 cloves
  • 2″ cinnamon stick
  • 1 elaichi/cardamom
  • 1 star anise

For tempering/tadka:

  • Pinch of methi seeds
  • 30 fresh curry leaves
  • 3-4 dry red chillis
  • 15 cloves garlic, slightly crushed
  • 3/4 cup oil

Method

  • Dry roast all the spices individually over low heat and cool. Once cool, combine all the dry roasted ingredients and grind to a fine powder.
  • Heat 4 tbsps oil in a heavy-bottomed vessel, add chicken, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and salt and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and continue to cook till the oil separates and there is hardly any water content.
  • This frying will take about 25 minutes. This step is crucial to chicken pickle making. Keep stirring in between.
  • Heat 3/4 cup oil in another heavy bottomed vessel, add methi seeds, curry leaves, dry red chillis, crushed garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add the cooked chicken pieces along with any leftover gravy and oil. 
  • Combine well. 
  • Add the ground spice powder and combine well and cook on medium to high for 18 minutes, stirring in between.
  • Add the cooled lemon juice and combine well and turn off the heat.
  • Cool and store in an airtight bottle and refrigerate.

Chicken Achaar or Pickle Recipe Card

Make this tasty pickle and reap the health benefits of it as well.

Total Time :
75 min
Preparation Time :
60 min
Cooking Time :
15 min
Servings :
10
Cooking Level :
High
Course:
Others
Calories:
180
Cuisine:
Indian
Author:
Kishori Sud

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken with bones
  • 1 1/2 tbsps ginger garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsps red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • heat for a bit and cool
  • 2 tbsps salt
  • 4 tbsps oil
  • 3 tbsps coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds or jeera
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds or khus-khus
  • 1 1/2 tsps methi seeds or fenugreek seeds
  • 6 cloves
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1 elaichi/cardamom
  • 1 star anise
  • pinch of methi seeds
  • 30 fresh curry leaves
  • 3-4 dry red chillis
  • 15 cloves garlic
  • slightly crushed 3/4 cup oil

Instructions

Step 1
Dry roast all the spices individually over low heat and cool. Once cool, combine all the dry roasted ingredients and grind to a fine powder.
Step 2
Heat 4 tbsps oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add chicken, ginger garlic paste, red chilli pwd and salt and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
Step 3
Reduce heat to medium high and continue to cook till the oil separates and there is hardly any water content.
Step 4
This frying will take about 25 mts. This step is crucial to chicken pickle making. Keep stirring in between.
Step 5
Heat 3/4 cup oil in another heavy bottomed vessel, add methi seeds, curry leaves, dry red chillis, crushed garlic and saute for a minute. Add the cooked chicken pieces along with any left over gravy and oil.
Step 6
Combine well.
Step 7
Add the ground spice pwd and combine well and cook on medium to high for 15 minutes, stirring in between.
Step 8
Add the cooled lemon juice and combine well and turn off heat. Cool and store in an airtight bottle and refrigerate.