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Gosht Ka Achar - Chicken Pickle

Shalini Digvijay
20 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Gosht Ka Achar - Chicken Pickle RECIPE

This is a pickle. Not a sabzi, a salan, nor a curry or a side dish. This is a relish, a pickle. To be had as an accompaniment. Not as a "whole" meal. Many techniques and instructions amalgamated into this one pickle.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • North Indian
  • Frying
  • Accompaniment

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 kg chicken on bone or boneless cut into even size pieces
  2. 250 ml mustard oil or olive oil
  3. 100 gms chopped ginger
  4. 100 gms chopped garlic
  5. 15 - 20 cloves garlic
  6. 400 gms onion, coarsly chopped
  7. 10 - 15 red and green chillies whole
  8. 50 ml lemon juice
  9. 100 ml vinegar
  10. 5 tbsp Panch Phoran
  11. 1 tsp coriander powder
  12. 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  13. 1 tsp cumin powder
  14. salt 1 tbsp or to taste
  15. 2 tbsp Deghi mirch powder
  16. 2 tsp any vegetable oil
  17. 1 tsp turmeric powder


  1. In blender, wet grind the onions, ginger and garlic with vegetable oil. In no condition must you use water. Wash and pat dry the chicken. Remember no water.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a large pan to smoking point. Add the onion mix and stir. Add in the chicken, stir. Add salt, red chilli flakes, turmeric and stir. Once this comes to a boil add lemon juice and stir. Cover and cook stirring occasionally.
  3. Once chicken is almost done, add the Panch Phoran spices, garlic cloves, chillies and coriander powder and cumin powder and Deghi mirch on a low flame.
  4. Add vinegar and cook uncovered till the liquid evaporates and oil floats on the top. Meanwhile also taste for salt and chilli. You may need to add more salt.
  5. Sterilise a glass bowl with a tight lid or wipe the bowl with a tissue soaked in vinegar and microwave for 30 seconds. Now place the pickle into this bowl while it still hot. Cool and cover and place in fridge.
  6. Serve with dinner if your veggies are boring or just enjoy as a snack. Serve hot or cold. Use the masala on anything you like.

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Annie Thomas
Annie Thomas   Mar-11-2017

Sounds terribly yumm.will try it

dr yasmin
dr yasmin   Dec-11-2016

Wts panch phoran

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