Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hyderabadi Achari Murgh


1/2 Kg Bone/Boneless chicken
2 - 4 Dry Red Chillies 
2-3 Medium Onions
2 Tomatoes 
2-4 Green chilli (optional)
1/2 Cup Yoghurt plain (beaten)
1 tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Garam Masala (optional)
4 tbsp Lemon
1  tbsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 cup oil
salt to taste

For Preparing Roasted and Ground Masala 

2 tbsp Cumin seeds (zeera)
2 tbsp Mustard seeds (rai)
1 tbsp Onion Seeds(Kalonji)
1 tbsp Fennel seed (saunf)
1 tbsp Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2-3 cloves
2-3 Green Cardamoms (optional)
2-3 Black Peppercorns (optional)

For Garnishing

Coriander leaves,
Mint Leaves and Green chillies finely chopped.

Method for preparation 

Clean and Wash the chicken and drain well. 
In a Mixing blow Add raw chicken, ginger and garlic paste, Plain Yoghurt,Lemon Juice, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt, cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and leave for the Marinading for 2  hours in the refrigerator.

In a large non-stick saucepan/Khadhai at medium heat, Dry Roast  cumin seeds, mustard seeds,Dry Red Chillies,Onion Seeds,fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds,cinnamon stick,cloves,green Cardamoms  ,black peppercorn one by one separately/ altogether  for 1 minute-or till slightly darker in colour and then grind to a fine smooth paste keep aside.

In a large saucepan at medium heat, add 1/2 cup oil.

Add onions and fry to golden brown,

then add 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste and saute till lightly browned.

Add the Roasted Ground Masala paste and stir 
for few seconds immediately add tomato and green chilli stir for 5 minute.

In a minute.

Add the chicken mixture into it.
Add  little water leave it for low heat till the thin layer of oil appears on the bottom surface.
Now add salt to taste,stir often to prevent masala burning,Do not cook on a high heat,simmer heat
and  cover the pan leave till done.

This dish should have thick gravy so ideally,water is not added while cooking if however,you find it getting too dry,1/2 cup of warm water can be added to it.

Remove pan from heat .
Garnished with fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves.
Enjoy It..!!


  1. your currys are too good, wanting to try some myself ;) will let u know, Absolutely stunning

    Cook like Priya

  2. Your Achari Murg looks yummy. Bookmarked to prepare this.

  3. Hello Hyderabadi angel( sorry don't know your real name)
    I thank you greatly from the bottom of my heart for setting up this blog.I have been following it for a year now and visit it every week. Your blog is responsible for all the cooking I have done & learned since last year. I am a guy and a novice at cooking but your recipes are so easy to follow that I have learned to cook a few and they turn out pretty tasty.
    I will today try this achari murg of yours
    Thank you over much
    Keep up the good work
    Hope to see more recipes from you :)

  4. Hi Luffy,

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment.

  5. This is the forth recipe off this blog that I have tried making!! They have all been wonderful. My only criticism with this one is that the two tablespoons of chilli powder as well as the 2-3 green chillies made the dish extremely spicy to the point where I could not eat it comfortably. I actually could not handle it even though I grew up on spicy hyderabadi dishes, and love spicy food! So for those who are going to try this, if you know your red chilli powder is on the very spice side, maybe consider putting less of it. U may want to even minus the green chillis as well ???

    Also where are the 4 dried red chillies used? I didn't incorporate this into the recipe because the directions did not call for it.

    Other than that, it was great!! Look forward to trying another one!!


    1. Jazak Allah Khair Tazeen, That's really sweet of you :)
      yeah, you right its gets extremely spicy,as Its Achari Murgh I add it to be spicy But it can be adjust as per the amount of your taste :)

      To be honest I miss to write on my blog while Editing thanks,I'll make some changes :)


  6. "I am really enjoyed this dish; it was flavorful and filling.
    this dish looks incredible! :)
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  7. Such a yummy recipes i tried it last night when in my home guest arrived everybody liked your recipes.Thanks for sharing
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  8. Thanks for this yummy recipe.I tried it last night it came really so yummy and delicious.I must say the way you explain and the image are really help me lot to prepare.
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