Achaar Chicken

Achaar Chicken
Yields4 Servings
DifficultyIntermediatePrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 30 mins
 1 lb Chicken Breast, skinless, boneless, cut into 1-inch cubes
 1 tbsp Canola Oil
 ¼ cup Onion, Finely Chopped
 1 tsp Ginger Paste
 ½ tbsp Garlic Paste
 ½ cup Plain Fat Free Yogurt
 ½ tsp Salt
 2 Pieces of Jalapeño
 1 ½ tbsp Homemade Achaar Masala*
 ½ cup Water
  cup Cilantro, Finely chopped for garnish
 1 Lemon Wedges, Medium size, For garnish
Homemade Achaar Masala
 1 tsp Fennel seed
 ½ tsp Kalonji seed
 ¼ tsp Yellow Mustard seeds
 ½ tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp Ground Cumin

Heat a saucepan over medium heat; add oil and onion. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes.


Add chicken and all of the above ingredients. Cover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender and there is a small amount of gravy left in the pan.


Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.


Enjoy with oatmeal or whole-wheat chapati.

Homemade Achaar Masala

In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients.


Store in a small resealable plastic storage bag. Label and date the bag. This recipe makes approximately 1.5-2 tablespoons of masala and is good for 1 pound of chicken.

Chef's Tip:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 210Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 85mg29%
Sodium 360mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 29g58%

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.