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Achari Chicken

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Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Achari Chicken

Achari means Pickle and in this recipe spices that are used in Pickling such as Mustard Seeds, Nigella Seeds and Fennel Seeds add a truly unique and delicious flavour to Chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 3 dry Red Chillies
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 lb Chicken Thighs/Drumsticks, skinless
  • 125 ml Water
  • 3.5 tbsp Natural Yoghurt, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

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Method

  • Step 1

    Set the Foodi to saute and add Oil.

  • Step 2

    Add Mustard Seeds.

  • Step 3

    Once they begin to crackle, add Fennel, Cumin, Fenugreek, Nugella and Red Chilli.

  • Step 4

    Saute for a few seconds, then add the Onion.

  • Step 5

    Cook for 5 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Add Garlic, Ginger, Tomato Puree, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Turmeric.

  • Step 7

    Mix through and then add the Chicken.

  • Step 8

    Turn off saute mode and add Water.

  • Step 9

    Close the lid and close the valve.

  • Step 10

    Pressure cook on Manual for 6 minutes.

  • Step 11

    Then do a 10 minute natural release.

  • Step 12

    Remove the lid and stir in the Yoghurt. The way to do this without it splitting is to first add a spoonful of the curry to the yoghurt in the bowl and whisk together and then add the whole lot back into the main pot.

  • Step 13

    Squeeze in the Lemon Juice.

  • Step 14

    Serve with Rice, Chapatti or Naan.

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