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Chicken Nihari Recipe

Chicken Nihari Recipe

Feb 02, 2021

Recipe Details:

Chicken Nihari Recipe started around the finish of the eighteenth-century in Nawab's Kitchen. (Nawabs were semi-self-governing leaders of royal conditions of South Asia in Mughal times and furthermore after that period.)

After Partition of India and Pakistan, the dish got very well known in Pakistan, uncommonly in Dehli and Karachi. Karachi foodies love hot food and Karachi Nihari is about flavors.

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 30 mins

TOTAL TIME: 45 mins

COURSE: Main Course

CUISINE: Pakistani

SERVINGS: 5 persons



Chicken Nihari:

  • 1) 500 grams skinless chicken, ,cut into pieces500 grams skinless chicken, ,cut into pieces.
  • 2) ⅓ cup oil
  • 3) 1 medium onion, ,finely chopped1 medium onion, ,finely cleaved
  • 4) 2½ tablespoon Nihari Masala, (formula given above, you can likewise utilize prepared flavor mix)2½ tablespoon Nihari           5) Masala, (formula given above, you can likewise utilize prepared zest blend)
  • 6) 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste1 tablespoon ginger garlic glue
  • 7) ½ tablespoon green bean stew paste½ tablespoon green stew glue
  • 8) ½ cup yogurt, ,whipped½ cup yogurt, ,whipped
  • 9) ⅓ cup wheat flour⅓ cup wheat flour
  • 10) Water as neededWater varying
  • 11) 2 tablespoon Lemon juice2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 12) 2 tablespoon ghee or butter2 tablespoon ghee or spread
  • 13) A squeeze Kashmiri stew powderA squeeze Kashmiri bean stew powder

Garnish :

  • 1) 1 inch ginger, ,cut in julienne1 inch ginger, ,cut in julienne
  • 2)New coriander, ,finely choppedFresh coriander, ,finely hacked
  • 4 lemon wedges4 lemon wedges



  1. 1) Warmth oil in a pot and include mashed onion. Mix and cover the top. Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat until exceptionally soft.
  2. 2) Presently, include chicken, Nihari flavor blend, ginger garlic glue, green bean stew glue and 1 cup water. Blend well and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  3. 3) In another pan, cook wheat flour for 1-2 minutes on medium warmth until fragrant. Move flour to a bowl. Add 1 cup water to  wheat flour and blend well.
  4. 4) Add yogurt to the chicken pot and blend well.
  5. 5) Include 1 cup water and lemon juice. (Include less or more water varying, Nihari ought to have wanted consistency now).
  6. 6) Spread and mix well in the pot. Let stew on low heat for an additional 5 minutes until foaming hot. There's Nihari prepared.


  1. Warmth 2 tablespoon of margarine or ghee on a skillet and include a spot of Kashmiri stew powder.
  2. All the while fill Nihari in serving bowl, decorate with ginger and coriander leaves. Pour warmed margarine the embellishment and present with lemon wedges.


Attempt to make Nihari 4-6 hour ahead and let it sit for a few hours for best taste. You can substitute our Nihari masala with locally acquired Nihari Masala to spare time. Include more masala if necessary. On the off chance that you make Nihari every now and again , I recommend twofold or triple the formula and make large container of zest blend and store in refrigerator or cooler. This stays useful for as long as a year.

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