Chicken Nihari Recipe

AuthorAwan
RatingDifficultyAdvanced
Chicken-Nihari-Recipe
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

INGREDIENTS

NIHARI SPICE MIX INGREDIENT: (WE NEED ONLY HALF OF THIS SPICE MIX FOR THIS RECIPE.)

WHOLE SPICES

  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1½ tablespoon coriander
  • 2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon stickbroken
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 5 green cardamom
  • 5 cloves

POWDERED SPICES

  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

CHICKEN NIHARI INGREDIENT

  • 500 grams skinless chickencut into pieces
  •  cup oil
  • 1 medium onionfinely chopped
  •  tablespoon Nihari Masala(recipe is given above, you can also use ready spice mix)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tablespoon green chilli paste
  • ½ cup plain yogurtwhipped
  •  cup wheat flour
  • Water as needed
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • A pinch Kashmiri chilli powder

GARNISH

  • 1 inch gingercut in julienne
  • Fresh corianderfinely chopped
  • 4 lemon wedges

Method

  • Heat oil in a pot and add chopped onion. Stir and cover the lid. Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat until very soft.
  • Now, add chicken, Nihari spice mix, ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste and 1 cup water. Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • In another pan, roast wheat flour for 1-2 minutes on medium heat until fragrant. Transfer flour to a bowl. Add 1 cup water to wheat flour and mix well. Make smooth paste with batter like consistency.
  • Add wheat paste and yogurt to the chicken pot and mix well.
  • Add 1 cup water and lemon juice. (Add less or more water as needed, Nihari should have desired consistency at this point).
  • Mix well and cover the pot. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes on very low heat until bubbling hot. Nihari is ready.

TO SERVE

  • Heat 2 tablespoon of butter or ghee on a pan and add a pinch of Kashmiri chilli powder.
  • Simultaneously fill Nihari in serving bowl, garnish with ginger and coriander leaves. Pour heated butter the garnish and serve with lemon wedges.

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Chicken Nihari Recipe