Chicken Nihari

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Prepare Nihari Masala:

  • Sauf (Fennel seeds) 2 tsp
  • Laung (Cloves) 3-4
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 5-6
  • Tez paat (Bay leaf) 1
  • Pipli (Long pepper) 2
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star arise) 1
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Kala zeera (Black cumin seeds) ½ tsp
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½ piece
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 leaf
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tbs
  • Sonth powder (Dried ginger power) 1 tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chili) powder 2 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste

Prepare Nihari:

  • Ghee ½ Cup
  • Chicken with bones 750 gms
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Pani (Water) 5-6 Cups or as required
  • Atta (Wheat flour) ¼ Cup
  • Pani (Water) 1 Cup

Prepare Tarri (Chili Oil) (optional):

  • Ghee ¼ Cup
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chili) powder 1 tsp


  • Nihari
  • Tarri (Chili oil)
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)
  • Lemon juice


Prepare Nihari Masala:

In spice mixer,add fennel seeds,cloves,green cardamom,black peppercorns,bay leaf,long pepper,star anise,black cardamom,black cumin seeds,nutmeg and mace,grind well and take out in a bowl.

Add red chili powder,corinader powder,dried ginger powder,turmeric powder,kashmiri red chili powder,salt and mix well.Nihari masala is ready.

Prepare Nihari:

In pot,add ghee and let it melt,add chicken and mix well until changes color.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add prepared nihari masala and mix well.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover & cook on low flame for 35-40 minutes.

Dissolve wheat flour in water and mix well.

Gradually add dissolve flour in nihari and mix well continuously.

Cover and cook on low flame 6-8 minutes.

Prepare Tarri (Chili Oil) (optional):

In small frying pan,add ghee and let it melt,add kashmiri red chili powder and mix well for 2 minutes.

On serving plate,add nihari,tarri (chili oil),ginger,fresh coriander,lemon juice & serve.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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