Sunday 4 March 2012

Ginger/Pickle Chicken

I love cooking in Karahies or Woks or frying pans, it gives the dish a different look and taste somehow : ) Chicken is cooked  fast anyway and its best to cook  uncovered if we make it in a pan, and I usually serve it that way direct from the stove on the table : ) I used chili/lemon pickle but you can use any of your choice too but it should be hot, only then you get this pickle taste in it : )
Here’s what you need for it :

1 whole chicken ( in small pieces)
3" thick fresh ginger piece (julienne cut, make 3 portions)
whole spices such as:
2-3 black cardamom
5-6 black pepper corn
2 sticks cinnamon
2-3 broken green cardamom with skin
1tsp salt or to taste
1tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika powder (gives a fresh red color)
1/2 tsp roasted white cumin powder
1tbsl roasted grinded brown onion
1tbsl fresh garlic paste
2tblsp plain yoghurt
5-7 tbs  butter
1tbsl chili/lemon pickle
coriander and green chili for garnishing

-heat butter, do not let turn brown or burn
-add in all whole spices and let splutter till it gives aroma
-add in the chicken and stir till juices dry
-add fresh garlic and stir well
-sprinkle half of the ginger and stir
-add spices and mix all well, keep stirring
-now again give in some ginger and mix well
-add in the yoghurt and keep stirring so no lumps form
-add in the onion and mix all well
-in the end add in the pickle and mix all once again
-cover and let simmer on low heat for only 5-8 minutes
as the meat should not break off
-Garnish with the rest ginger, fresh coriander and green chilies

-serve with naan or khushka,(plain white rice) tastes very spicy :)


  1. omg this looks so delicious!!! will hv to try it soon!!! thanks for sharing!

  2. omg this looks so delicious!!! will hv to try it soon!!! thanks for sharing!

  3. anyone who may be reading this post YOU MUST TRY THIS RECIPE!!! its fantastic!

  4. You are most welcome dear Anonymous :) do try best of luck!!!
    Awwwww thank you dear Amna for such a sweet feedback!! :)

  5. By pickle you mean Achaar right? So i can use the lemon aur chilli from shaan achaar?