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Lahori Chicken Chargha Recipe

Lahori Chicken Chargha Recipe

Lahori Chicken Chargha Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Calories 658 kcal


  • 1 kg Skinless Whole Chicken

Chargha Marinade

  • 2 tbsp. Kashmiri chili powder
  • ½ tbsp. cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. Red Chili Flakes
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Corn Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 2 tbsp. Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ tsp Zarda color
  • Oil , to fry
  • 2 tbsp.  Lemon Juice


Prepare Chicken

  • Wash and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Place deep letter V- shapes cuts on the chicken breast with a sharp knife. Similarly, place 1-2 deep cuts on the leg pieces. Set aside.


  • Mix all the ingredient listed under Chargha marinade in bowl. This marinade is enough for 1-1.25 kg chicken.
  • Take marinade in your hand and apply it all over the chicken. Wear gloves to avoid spice burns. Also tie the legs of the chicken with a cotton thread.
  • Marinate chicken for at least 4 hours on the counter in a cool place or preferably overnight in the fridge.


  • Then place the chicken in the steamer. Make sure the water level is at least ½ inch below the steaming plate. Place the lid tightly and steam for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is tender. Remove chicken from steamer and set aside.

Fry Chicken Chargha

  • Before frying the chicken, prepare the platter with fried or baked potatoes, fresh veggies and green chutney, and garlic dip.
  • Fill a non-stick wok with 2-3 inches of oil. Heat the oil on a medium-high flame and place the steamed Chargha in it. Cook for 2 minutes on each side until the Chargha is thoroughly heated and golden. Turn and remove the chicken with help of two tongs.
  • Place the crispy fried chicken on the platter. Pour lemon juice and sprinkle chaat masala and serve.


  • If you do not have much time for marination then use ½ teaspoon meat tenderizer and marinate for 1 hr.

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