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Lahori Charga Recipe

Lahori Charga
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About Lahori Charga : It is a well known traditional fried recipe famous in the city Lahore. A whole skinless chicken is coated with a flavor-packed mixture of aromatic spices, ginger, garlic, lemon or lime juice, vinegar, and sometimes yogurt.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Lahori Charga

  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Chicken Masala
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 kg Whole chicken
  • 1 pieces Egg

How to Make Lahori Charga

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Add deep cuts to the breast and legs, wash the chicken well.
Take a bowl and add 2-3 tablespoons of hung curd, juice of one lemon, the acids from the yoghurt and lemon.
Add 1 whole egg , 1 tablespoon of ginger and garlic paste, 1 tbsp green chilli paste, salt and pepper to taste.
Add all the spices powder together.
Lastly, add three tablespoons of mustard oil to the mixture, ,use your hands and massage the chicken for 2-3 minutes continuously.
Use a strong grip tong to place your chicken in hot oil and fry on both sides for 8 mins each.
Sprinkle some chat masala generously along with some lemon juice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Marinate atleasst 4-8 hours or overnight for flavourful results.

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