Lahori Chargha

Lahori Chargha Recipe, a great meal to share a tasteful family time. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Safed mirch powder (White pepper powder) ½ tsp
  • Javatri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ¼ tsp or as required
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp
  • Ajwain (Carom seeds) crushed ¼ tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Corn flour 1 & ½ tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) crushed 1 tbs
  • Lemon juice 2 tbs
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 4 tbs
  • Anda (Egg) 1
  • Whole chicken 1 kg approx.
  • Pani (Water) as required
  • Oil for frying
  • Chaat masala to taste


In bowl,add white pepper powder,mace powder,nutmeg powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,yellow food color,black pepper powder,carom seeds,cumin powder,red chili powder,salt,corn flour,ginger garlic paste,green chili,lemon juice,vinegar,egg and whisk well.

Add marks/cut in whole chicken.

In marination,add whole chicken,mix well and tie the chicken legs.

Let it marinate for 4 hours to overnight in refrigerator.

In pot,add water and heat it,place steam rack and marinated whole chicken,cover and steam cook for 35-40 minutes and basting with the remaining marinade.

After steaming and let it rest for 10 minutes.

In wok,heat oil and deep fry whole chicken until golden brown.

Sprinkle chaat masala & serve.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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