Chicken Cooking

Easy Achari ( Pickle) Roast chicken

March 27, 2008
The word achari is always tempting and although it is just a condiment in Indian food but it is one of the most desirable dish . It is infact very handy dish and is always cherished by Indians.

This recipe was from my own experiments done many a times and it has been always relished by my friends. It is quick and easy way of enjoying something succulent and spicy

Once I had just marinated chickens legs with lemon, salt and garlic. It was sort of bland for my taste. After baking for 10 mins I realized I need to put some extra zinc to spice it up . I had some left over pickle residue so I just applied generously on the baked legs and further baked it . It was very delicious. I tried doing it many times with varieties of pickles mixed, lemon, mango etc and it was good . Well if anyone has some interesting variation , lets spice up the recipe.!!!!!!!!!!

Chicken legs of your choice
Lemon juice
Garlic paste
Achar residue

Wash and dry the drumsticks. Make some cuts and apply salt, lemon juice, garlic paste. Marinate it for at aleast 30 mins.

Preheat the oven 250 ‘c .Bake the drumsticks for 15 mins. Remove and apply achar on the drumsticks and further bake it for 1O mins . Turn and bake it again till it is done . Serve hot .

Well if u still need that chatpati flavour,sprinkle chat masala and squeeze lemon juice.

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  • Reply Divya Vikram March 27, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    The chicken looks spicy and yummy

  • Reply shriya March 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    It looks so yummy and mouthwatering. The recipe is very simple, love to try this sometime.

  • Reply Saswati March 28, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Quite a simple but gr8 looking chicken and i am sure they must have tasted gr8 too:)

  • Reply bee March 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    dear shibani, please check your e-mail.

  • Reply Anonymous March 31, 2008 at 3:13 am

    The Chicken tasted divine. Never imagined that the humble pickle could be used this way too.

    Way to go Shibani.Keep up the great work you have been doing.

  • Reply niya April 1, 2008 at 7:27 am



  • Reply Anonymous April 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Hi Shibani,

    I tried the recipe and just added some extra chili powder to the chicken to make it hot and sizzling. It turned out exactly as you said. Thank you very much for this easy recipe. Keep posting more easy ones for us boys who would like to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen and yet have a delicious meal.One fit for the Maharajas. Any thing from the Mughlai kitchen coming up soon?



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