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How to Make Pakistani Achari Chicken

Achari Chicken (Achari Murgh)

Achari Chicken (aka Achari Murgh) is a fabulous Pakistani recipe that’s made with tomatoes, achari masala and yogurt. It’s perfect served with roti, rice or even poori (yum!), with a side of Indian Kachumber Salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani/Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 217kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 450 grams boneless chicken cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 4 medium tomatoes pureed in a blender
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons achar gosht masala I used Shan masala
  • A little bit of chopped coriander
  • A little bit of julienned ginger


  • Heat oil in a wok or pot, and then add the chicken. Also add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Cook until the chicken changes color (in about 5 minutes or so).
  • Add the pureed tomatoes and the achar gosht masala.
  • Cook for a few minutes on high heat.
  • Then lower the heat, cover the wok and cook for 15 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  • Remove the lid from the wok, and cook for another 2 minutes until you can see the masala is ready with the oil separating from the curry.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and julienned ginger.
  • Serve with roti or rice.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1058IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg