Sunday, 10 October 2010

Borrowed recipe- Achaari Murgh (Chicken curry with pickling spices)

Well..so much for planning to post a recipe every day huh? Just got crazy busy with one thing or the other and I had to abandon the blog. Was on a movie marathon this weekend and now I'm totally tipsy on a massive cocktail, but I had to post this before I hit the sack.

I first had achaari murgh last weekend at a Hyderabadi restaurant. We went there to have Dum biryani which was horrible and ended up liking the achaari murgh instead. Well we decided on that after quite a hiatus, but nevertheless enjoyed the achaari murgh a lit. So I then thought I'd recreate it at home and went on a ballistic search. Google threw me a lot of recipes, but I settled on the one Soma of eCurry posted on her blog. Even though the taste wasn't anywhere close to the one I had at the restaurant and the colour wasn't as red (gorgeous) as hers, we thoroughly enjoyed the curry and I'm sure I'll be making it again. Thanks a lot Soma.
Notes: I followed her recipe to the dot, except I halved it and I didn't have nigella seeds with me, so avoided that as well. I am not too sure if that changed the flavouring a whole lot.
I also used vegetable oil instead of mustard oil
Puréed 3 tomatoes instead of grating them or using the paste.

31 comments:

Satrupa said...

Gr8 Idea for today's dinner ....... looks drool worthy.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious chicken curry

Soma said...

Looks very very delectable. about the color..well I think a lot depends on the kind of tomato or paste and the kind of chili/chili powder. as long as u enjoyed it...:-)

Thanks a bunch for the mention. I have never had this dish in a restaurant, so I really do not know how they are done. The nigella/kalonji is a major part of the spice and lends a totally different flavor, and so does the mustard oil, as in any north indian pickle. again a lot of people are not used to the mustard oil flavor!

PJ said...

ooh.. a recipe i must try soon! achari murgh is not one of my favorites at restaurants but your picture has sold this one to me now :)

GB said...

I think the nigella seeds add a lot of flavor (and the distinctive taste) to the aachari chicken recipe. I make this often (though mine doesn't come out this shade or brown/red either--more yellow!) and it is a big favorite in our home. :) I have to check out soma's recipe to see what she does different....... thanks for the link. Glad I've already had dinner otherwise my tummy would be growlking at the pics!

Kairali sisters said...

The curry looks seriously delish Nisha, I just finished making chapathis, wish i had this curry to go along :-P

Yummy Team said...

I have never tasted this, looks great!! Awesome clicks, Nisha..

divya said...

Wow looks very mouthwatering dish ....

notyet100 said...

home cooked food is always good,..;-) platter looks too yum,.

sinfullyspicy said...

Looks very yummy with rotis

Monet said...

Movie marathon, cocktails and one delicious and flavorful chicken dish..it sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Thanks for taking time to share a bit with us...I know how crazy life can be!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect combo chicken curry and rotis...tempting clicks

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Yummy looking Chicken curry.Drooling..

Sayantani said...

yes Soma is a stunner...everything she makes turn our so so perfect. you recreated it so well. love the clicks Nisha.

Jaisy James said...

delicious chicken curry

vrinda said...

Chicken curry looks delish..lov the color

Akila said...

hmmm looks so inviting....

Nostalgia said...

The chicken looks great..like the name achari.. conjures some nice flavors..

Suja Sugathan said...

Chicken curry looks so delicious..never tried this recipe before..this is so tempting,thanks for sharing

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice clicks...looks so delicious..

Satya said...

achaari murgh looks very delicious..

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I sneaked into your blog during lunch time, couldn't handle, dared after my dinner, loving the first picture, big DROOL :)

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Oh wow! That is one plat full of heaven. I remember you complaining to me that you can't make roti?? What is that beautiful sitting thr then?

Divya Vikram said...

The chicken sure looks appetizing..

aipi said...

full of flavors..beautiful dish!

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Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

This is a perfect fall dish!

Pavithra said...

Mmmmm that looks awesome and yummy!!!by the way clicks are awesome...

Gulmohar said...

Yet another flavorful chicken dish...

Nitha said...

Never tasted this.. This is gonna be for our dinner today.. Along with kallappam.. lemme give a try..

Afsal_ Alif said...

lukks very rich....wud 've been quite appealing if properly garnished with tommies, Onions n' coriander leaves....!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A droolworthy curry! So appetizing.

Cheers,

Rosa