The Perfect Chicken Nihari Recipe

Chicken Nihari

Nihari is a mild flavor curry that has it own distinct taste. Few people don’t like Nihari, they have kind of allergic with that smell but if this recipe is tried, for sure they will start having it, because in this recipe we used chicken meat. You would have a new taste. 

Chicken Nihari Recipe
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If you are chicken lover then follow this Chicken Nihari recipe and prepare mouthwatering chicken nihari  at home.

Nihari is mostly made with red meat but people who don’t eat beef or mutton can try this recipe!!

Check it out the  Chicken Nihari recipe here!!

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  • 2 kg whole chicken (cut into 10-12 large pieces)
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 – 1/2 cup oil or Ghee
  • 2 medium onions , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick (about 2- inch)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 star aniseed
  • 1 tsp aniseed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 mace
  • 1 nutmeg
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • salt to taste

For Garnishing:

  • fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 4 fresh lime wedges
  • 4-5 green chilies , chopped

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Step 1

Rinse and drained chicken properly.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large pan and fry the chicken pieces for 15 minutes or until golden brown; then remove from the oil and set aside.

Step 3

Again heat 1 cup of oil in a pot, add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, black cardamom pods, star aniseed, cumin seeds,nutmeg and mace into it.

Step 4

Cook for 2 minutes to bring out the aroma of the spices.

Step 5

Then add 1 onion and fry until onions become crispy and golden.

Step 6

Add the ginger – garlic paste and saute for a minute.

Step 7

Add the browned chicken and season with chili powder, salt, turmeric and coriander powder.

Step 8

Now add the chicken stock and 1/2 cup of water , bring to a boil then cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Step 9

Dissolve wheat flour in 1/2 cup of water and add into nihari, cook for 10-15 minutes on high heat .

Step 10

Continuously whisking to avoid lumps.

Step 11

Then add aniseed and black pepper ; stir well.

Step 12

In a separate pan fry onion in the remaining 1/2 cup of oil/ ghee and add to nihari.

Step 13

Put the lid on and simmer on low flame for 10 minutes.

Step 14

Dish it out. Garnish with chopped green chilies , ginger, chopped coriander and lime wedges.Delicious Chicken Nihari is ready to serve. ENJOY!!

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  • Serve with Naan or tandoori Roti.

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If you like Chicken Nihari Recipe and make it then let me know your feedback by commenting below.And if you know more innovative ways in which we can utilize this mouth watering Chicken Nihari, do share with us and we would be glad to give it a try.

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