Let's admit it, almost every one of us needs a 'zing' of pickle with every meal! Pair it with roti, rice or paratha, pickle just makes the food taste better. Popularly known as aachar in India, this condiment holds a firm place in Indian cuisine since ages. In fact, pickling (process of making pickle) is a tradition that is passed on through generations. Hence, you will find every household to have their unique aachar recipes. Some of the most commonly available pickle options include nimbu aachar, mirchi ka aachar, mixed-veg aachar et al.
But have you ever tried spicy chicken pickle? It is a unique aachar recipe that includes succulent fried chicken coated with dry gravy made of onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, red chilli and vinegar. This recipe also adds mustard oil that gives a strong and earthy flavour to the dish. The best part is, it can be consumed instantly after cooking and doesn't need to undergo the process of preservation, like any other traditional pickle.
How To Store Spicy Chicken Pickle For Later Use:
If kept properly, you can store this aachar in room temperature for atleast a month. All you need to do is, cool it down after cooking and transfer it to a clean and dry airtight jar. You may also keep it in refrigerator to extend its shelf-life for two to three months.
What are you waiting for? Prepare this lip-smacking pickle today and spruce up your regular meal in a jiffy.
Here's The Step-By-Step Written Recipe Of Spicy Chicken Pickle:
500-gram chicken, small bite-sized pieces
3 onions, finely chopped
100-gram garlic, minced
100-gram ginger, grated
1 cup red chilli powder
250 ml mustard oil
6 teaspoon salt
Half teaspoon coriander powder
2 teaspoon vinegar
Heat the mustard oil in a deep-base pan.
Fry the chicken pieces in batches, until they turn crispy. Transfer them to a bowl and keep aside.
In the same oil, add coriander powder, onion, ginger and fry everything together for 10 minutes.
Add garlic and salt and fry for 5 more minutes.
Now add the fried chicken pieces and mix everything together.
Pour the red chilli and turn off the flame immediately.
Give everything a good mix and add vinegar to it. Mix again.
And your bowl of spicy chicken pickle is ready to relish.
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