Wednesday 2 December 2015

Chicken Pickle / Kozhi Achar

Kerala Chicken Pickle

I love to make pickles and even though I don’t eat pickle every day I love to store different types of pickles in my pantry. Recently when the pickle making bug caught me I remembered the Chicken Pickle, Ria posted some time back on her blog. I tried it and we really loved it. I have already made several batches of this and it goes very well with rice or chapathi. You can keep this chicken pickle at room temperature, if you avoid adding water while preparing it. Remember to use a clean sterilized dry bottle to store the pickle and always use a dry spoon to take the pickle.

Chicken pickle recipe

Chicken Pickle / Kozhi Achar
Boneless chicken - 500 gms, cut into 1” pieces
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Shallots / Chumannulli – 1 cup, sliced fine
Ginger - 2 tbsp, chopped
Garlic - 2 tbsp, chopped
Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
Salt to taste
Kashmiri Red chilly powder – 2 ½ to 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder / Kaayam – 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder / Uluva podi - 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 ½ tsp
Vinegar - ¼ to ½  cup
Gingelly oil / Nallenna – 1 cup

  • Wash, clean and drain chicken pieces.
  • Add salt and pepper powder and let it marinate for 1 hour. Deep fry till the chicken pieces are crisp and brown in colour. Reserve the pieces.
  • In the same oil splutter the mustard seeds. Then add shallots, ginger, garlic and curry leaves and sauté well until golden brown.
  • Lower the flame and add the powders and mix well till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the deep fried chicken pieces to it and mix well.
  • Add vinegar to taste and check for salt and give it a nice boil.
  • Turn off the heat and once the pickle is cooled transfer it to a clean dry bottle and use. 

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  1. It's one of my favourite pickles! So glad to know you enjoy it as well :) Merry Christmas, Chechy! xoxo

  2. you have a great collection of Recipes Especially I love this Chicken pickle Recipe its too Delicious.Thank you For sharing this recipe to us.

  3. How long will the chicken pickle last because onions/shallots are used in this recipe??

    1. It always lasted several months for me without refrigeration... As long as you sauté all the ingredients well and avoid adding any water pickles will store really well. Always add vinegar instead of water if you wanted gravy and adjust the seasonings accordingly...


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