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Lahori Chicken Chargha Recipe

Lahori Chicken Chargha Ingredients:

Lahori Chicken Chargha Recipe
Lahori Chicken Chargha Recipe
  • 2 kg. chicken,( skinless & cut in large pieces with 3 deep slits on each piece )


  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp crushed red chilies
  • 2 tbsp red chillies powder
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg & mace powder
  • Pinch of red/orange food color


  • 1 tbsp oil,for cooking
  • Extra oil,for frying

How to make Lahori Chicken Chargha:

  • Rinse and clean chicken.Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Make deep insertions/cuts on each piece of chicken using a sharp knife to allow the marinade to penetrate well.
  • Place chicken in a dish and keep aside.
  • Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl to make a paste.
  • Rub this paste on each chicken piece,as well as on cuts.
  • Pour the remaining marinade on chicken,cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to allow the chicken to absorb the flavors.
  • Now heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan,put chicken and marinade in the pan.
  • Cook,uncovered for 15-20 minutes ( turning occasionally ) or until chicken is tender and the water dries out. See Photo
  • Remove chicken pieces.Heat oil for deep-frying.
  • When oil is hot,fry chicken pieces in batches on medium-high heat until it turns golden brown on both sides and is roasted well.
  • Remove from oil.Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Quickly sprinkle Chaat masala on both sides.Squeeze lemon juice and serve hot.

Lahori Charga Recipe

Lahori Charga Ingredients

Lahori Charga Picture
Lahori Charga Picture
  • 1-1/2 kg whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cubebs
  • 1/2 tsp yellow food color
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

For Garnishing Lahori Charga

  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • 3-4 lemon wedges
  • Salad leaves

How to make Lahori Charga

  • Rinse the chicken inside and outside properly then pat dry.
  • Makes4-5 deep incisions or cuts on whole chicken by using a sharp knife then keep aside.
  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and make a smooth paste of it.
  • Rub this paste evenly over the chicken, cover and leave to marinate for at least 2-3 hours or overnight if possible.
  • Take a deep pot and place a sieve upside in the base of the pot.
  • Add one cup of water in it and put the chicken on the sieve.
  • Put the lid on and steam on low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan (karahi ) until too hot, then reduce the heat to medium .
  • When oil is hot, fry steamed chicken for 12-15 minutes or until it turn golden brown on both side.
  • Then remove from the oil and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Sprinkle chat masala onto it.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and salad leaves.
  • Lahori Charga is ready to serve.
  • Serve Lahori Charga hot.

Pakistani Chargha Recipe

Ingredients for Chargha

Pakistani Chargha Recipe

  • Chicken1 kilogram(whole and slits marked on it)
  • Ginger and garlic paste1 teaspoon
  • Red chillies1 teaspoon
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • Yellow food color
  • White cumin1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper1 teaspoon
  • Vinegar3 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

How to make Chargha

  • Wash the chicken inside and out,then marinate in salt,vinegar,lemon juice,ginger and garlic paste,red chillies,white cumin,black pepper and yellow food color.
  • It is better to refrigerate the marinated chicken for 4 hrs but it can also be left outside.
  • Half an hour before cooking, heat oil in a deep pan or wok,deep fry the chicken on low heat, drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

Barbeque Chicken Chargha Recipe

Barbeque Chicken Chargha Ingredients:

  • 4-6 chicken pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tikka masala
  • ½ teaspoon chat masala
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 whole red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • ¼ cup oil
  • A pinch of black pepper

How to make Barbeque Chicken Chargha

  • Clean and wash the chicken thoroughly and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Make small cuts on the chicken and keep aside.
  • In the meantime roast and grind cumin seeds and red chillies separately.
  • In a bowl mix salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, ginger and garlic paste and marinate the chicken for eight to ten hours.
  • Sprinkle red chili powder, tikka and chat masala and oil along with cumin powder and mix well. Thread the chicken onto skewers and barbecue on low charcoal fire.
  • Turn and brush with oil occasionally.

Baked Chicken Chargha Recipe

Baked Chicken Chargha Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/2 kg curd / yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp all spice powder

how to make Baked Chicken Chargha

  • Make small cuts in the chicken meat, but make sure the chicken stays in one piece
  • Combine all the ingredients in well-beaten curd. Put the chicken in the mixture coating it well
  • Grease the baking tray and place the chicken in it
  • Put it in a preheated oven; brush it with oil after 15 minutes
  • When done transfer it in a serving dish and decorate it with tomato sauce, onion and cucumber rings and French fries.