Achari Chicken

4.7/5 from 11 Customers

The Hindi word achar translates as pickle and traditionally this is a curry cooked with the spices left over after making a pickle.

2 minutes

30 minutes


Also works a treat with: Cauliflower for a veg version, Diced lamb - add 200ml extra water and cook for 1 hour

Book: How to be a Curry Legend (p74)

Goes great with: Brinjal Bhaji (p124), Mango Chutney (p202) and Chapatis (p156)

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The Hindi word achar translates as pickle and traditionally this is a curry cooked with the spices left over after making a pickle.

These are often flavoured with whole seeds and it’s these that give the curry such an interesting texture and flavour.

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2 minutes

30 minutes



4 with sides


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Meal Taste


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  • 500g diced chicken (thighs are best)
  • 1 large onion - thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped 
  • Fresh ginger - finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 2 tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 150g natural yogurt (full fat is best)

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Product Rating (11):


Achari chicken with thoran and homemade chapatis - delicious!

Delicious! Happy spicing!


Achari chicken, aloo shimla mirch, chana masala and chapattis. This meal was lush. Def recommend

We <3 this meal and the patterned plate, glad you enjoyed it!


This was the first of the 12 recipes from the Xmas Calendar. It was delicious but it started me on a marathon of Spicery Cooking. You see there was some chicken left over and I had some prawns so............

YUM it looks like the Spicery cooking marathon has got off to a spectacular start, we can't wait to see the next creations!


Nice middle of the road curry, nothing amazing but still very nice. Cooked with chapattis which were a bit more hassle than they were worth. Kinda bland but great for scooping up the sauce!

Yum- looks like a tasty, flavoursome meal!


Completely vegan curry night! Absolutely delicious!

This is vegtastic! Everything looks so vibrant and delicious- we'll cheers to that!


Now you’re talking! Did this with lamb instead of chicken. Slow cooked it in the oven. Served it with pilau rice and used the Haldi blend to make a Saag Aloo dish (potato and spinach) Really nice.

Yum looks like a delicious combination of flavours, nice blue cookware too!


Achari Chicken & Saag Paneer, there’s nothing better! One made with vegetarian chicken, both taste amazing. Better than any Indian takeaway!

What a feast, Alana! This looks delicious, and great job improvising to make both veggie and non-veggie versions - we're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. Who needs takeaways, ey?


The Achari chicken was absolutely delicious courtesy of The Spicery - How to be a curry legend. The blend of spices offers the perfect blend of heat thanks to the mirchi blend and the best combination of the earthiness of the cumin, cardamon and the roasted cracked indore coriander seed from the holding blend which was absolutely delicious and made sure that the curry met with our culinary approval. The Jeera spice mix with a hit of nigella seeds and brown mustard seeds works so well with all the blended spice mixes. Well done Spicery on making the best spice mix for our weekend meal.

This looks delicious, Elliott - we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed making this using your Curry Legend kit! Happy spicing!


Loved this, added spinach and did do not use as much oil due to eating extra healthy this month

YUM this looks delicious, we love the addition of the spinach too- a great shout!


Although I have been cooking Curry Legend recipes for some time. I am still amazed each time how easy it is to cook something amazing and different from the same Legend Blends. The Achari Chicken is a perfect example. Super easy, super tasty!

We're so happy to hear how much you're enjoying the versatility of our Curry Legend blends - that Achari Chicken looks amazingly rich and delicious!


9/3/22 - cooked for the in laws and wife tonight. Enjoyed by all. Wife was on parathas duty and she nailed it again!

It's great to hear that this dish went down a treat with everyone - well done to Mrs Telford for mastering parathas!

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