How to make Chicken Nihari (Pakistani Cuisine)

Posted on Sep 19 2018 - 1:44pm by kumar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4 People

    Ingredients to make Chicken Nihari (Pakistani Cuisine) :

  • Nihari Masala Powder –
  • 2 tbsp. Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Fennel Seeds
  • 7-8 dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp. Cloves
  • 3 green Cardamoms
  • 2 black Cardamoms
  • 3″ Cinnamon stick
  • 15 Peppercorns
  • Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 blade Mace
  • 1 tbsp. saunth (dry Ginger powder)
  • 1/4 tbsp. Nutmeg powder
  • Chicken Nihari –
  • 500 gms. Chicken on bones, curry cut
  • 1-2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp. Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. nihari Masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp. atta (whole Wheat Flour)
  • 5 cups Water / stock
  • Ginger juliennes to garnish.

    How to make Chicken Nihari (Pakistani Cuisine) :

  • Dry roast the above ingredients, Cool, grind and sieve. Store in an airtight container.
  • Heat oil and saute the onions till translucent. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder.
  • Fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the chicken and nihari masala and fry on low flame for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add salt and water and let it come to a boil on high flame. Then simmer on low flame till the chicken is soft.
  • Add the atta mixed with a little water. Simmer further for 1-2 minutes.
  • When the gravy thickens a little, serve, garnished with ginger juliennes. (The consistency should be like a stew).

Leave A Response

You must be logged in to post a comment.