Monday, June 27, 2011

Lahori Charga لاہوری چرغہ

Lahori Charga

Lahore is the heart of Punjab and Lahori Chraga is in the heart of every Lahori. Lahore .....Lahore aey (Lahore is Lahore). It is the famous city of Punjab for its culture and food. Lahori's are Food loving people. Lahori Charga is an example of their eating habit. Lahori pehawan (wrestlers) are eating 2-3 Charga in a single meal...... Lahore ......Lahore aey...

Lahori Charga after Steam Cooking

Lahori Charga during steam cooking

Steamer Stand

Marinated Lahori Charga

Whole Chicken with Cuts/gashes

Whole Chicken For Charga



  • Whole Chicken skinless     1
  • Lemon juice 2 -3 teaspoon
  • Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Yellow Food Colour  1/8 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ajwain powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil for deep frying 1 liter


  • Thoroughly wash and dry the whole chicken.
  • Make deep cuts on breast and drums.
  • Now mix all spices, ginger, garlic , colour and lemon juice and make a paste.
  • Apply this paste to the chicken and keep aside for marination for 3- 4 hours.
  • Cook marinated chicken in steamer for 45-50 minutes.
  • Then shallow fry in oil to a golden colour.
  • Lahori Charga is ready.Serve with Roti/naan and Salad and Chutney/Raita.

Mood: hungry
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