Recipe

Chicken Nihari

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Ingredients

For the Nihari Masala:

4 dry chillies

2 tsp. fennel seeds

2 tsp. cumin seeds

½ tsp. black cumin seeds

2 tsp. coriander seeds

2 cloves

3 green cardamom

2 black cardamom

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise flower

1 bay leaf

½ piece nutmeg

½ piece mace

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tsp. red chilli powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. garam masala

½ tsp. turmeric powder

Salt as needed

For the Chicken Nihari curry:

1 whole chicken (legs and thighs)

1 cup oil

Nihari Masala miixture

1 medium onion

3 tbsp corn flour

4 to 6 cups water

Sliced ginger (julienne style) for garnishing

Lemon slices for garnishing

Cilantro for garnishing

Green chillies (chopped) for garnishing

For the tarka:

½ cup oil

½ tsp Paprika

½ tsp Nihari Masala

This classic spicy and aromatic Indo-Mughal main dish is an amazing addition to the dinner table. Follow our step-by-step video instructions for a tasty, aromatic, and delicious Chicken Nihari!

Instructions

1) In a grinder, add red dry chillies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, black cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, anise flower, bay leaf, nutmeg, mace, ginger powder, red chili powder, paprika, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt and grind together. Set aside.

2) In a heated oil, add chicken and cook until golden brown.

3) Add the nihari masala and saute for about 5 minutes.

4) Add the fried onions and saute for about 5 minutes.

5) Add water and bring it to a boil. Cook the chicken for about 20 to 25 minutes.

6) In a separate bowl, add water and corn flour and mix well.

7) Once the chicken is cooked, slowly add the corn flour mixture and mix well.

8) Cover the pot and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.

9) In a heated oil frying pan, add paprika and nihari masala and temper for a couple minutes.

10) Add the tarka to the Chicken Nihari.

11) Garnish the Nihari with sliced ginger, green chilies, cilantro and lemon slices before serving.

This classic spicy and aromatic Indo-Mughal main dish is an amazing addition to the dinner table. Follow our step-by-step video instructions for a tasty, aromatic, and delicious Chicken Nihari!

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