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Chicken Avakaya (Chicken Pickle)

Mixture of exotic spices with chicken is a pickle made back at home by my mom. A perfect partner for steamed rice. For all those chicken lovers out there, try this and I bet you’ll love it.
you’ll need

chicken – 1 lb (I’ve used chicken with bones) cut into bite sized pieces
Turmeric – 1 tsp
ginger & garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Oil – 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds (avalu) – 1 tsp  
coriander seeds (dhaniyalu) – 1 1/2 tbsp  
cumin seeds (jeera) – 1/4 tsp
cloves (lavangalu) – 10
cardamom pods (elaichi) – 3  
cinnamon stick (dalchini) – 1 inch
poppy seeds (gasagasalu) – 2 tbsps  
Large Lemon – 1 (Squeeze the juice and set aside)
red chilly powder – 1/4  cup (adjust according to suite your spice levels)
Salt to taste

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