Homemade Chicken Nihari Recipe

Chicken Nihari Recipe began around the finish of eighteenth century in Nawab’s Kitchen. After Partition of India and Pakistan, the dish got amazingly well known in Pakistan, exceptionally in Karachi. Karachi foodies love hot nourishment and Nihari is about flavors.


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Nihari originate from Urdu word Nihar, which means morning. In those time Nawabs would have Nihari in breakfast. Today, with heap of variety Nihari is eaten as fundamental course.

While Nihari is best made with hamburger shin or shank and bone marrow. With time chicken Nihari is likewise made at home.


In particular, seive the masala to get a fine masala powder and best outcomes.

Another tip, you can generally substitute entire zest for grounded flavor and grounded zest for entirety. Like substitute entire Kashmiri bean stew for grounded Kashmiri stew powder.


Continuously recollect entire flavors when grounded are more grounded in season at that point store brought grounded flavors. Much the same as naturally squashed pepper is solid than locally acquired dark pepper powder.

Finally, attempt to make Nihari 4-6 hour ahead and let it sit for a few hours for improved flavors.

Chicken Nihari Recipe

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Nihari Masala Ingredient: (We need just 50% of this flavor blend for this formula.)

Entire flavors

1 teaspoon cumin


1 tablespoon coriander

2 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 inch cinnamon stick

½ dark cardamom

3 green cardamom

3 cloves

Powdered flavors

1 tablespoon Kashmiri bean stew powder

1 teaspoon red bean stew powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon salt

Chicken Nihari Ingredient


500 grams skinless chicken ,cut into pieces

⅓ cup oil

1 medium onion ,finely slashed

2½ tablespoon Nihari Masala (formula given previously)

1 tablespoon ginger garlic glue

½ tablespoon green bean stew glue

½ cup yogurt ,whipped

⅓ cup wheat flour

Water as required

2 tablespoon Lemon juice

2 tablespoon ghee or spread

A squeeze Kashmiri stew powder



1 inch ginger ,cut in julienne

New coriander ,finely cleaved

4 lemon wedges


For Nihari Masala

In a dish broil entire flavors for 30 second at that point include powdered flavors. Broil for an additional couple of second and expel from heat.

Move to a nourishment processor and granulate finely. Pass the zest blend through a fine seive. Pound the coarse remains again and seive again. Presently, dispose of the coarse remains. Store zest blend in impenetrable container until required.

For Nihari

Warmth oil in a pot and include slashed onion. Mix and spread the top. Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium warmth until extremely delicate.

Presently, include chicken, Nihari zest blend, ginger garlic glue, green bean stew glue and 1 cup water. Blend well and cook for 10-15 minutes.

In another skillet, 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. Make smooth glue with player like consistency.


Add wheat glue and yogurt to the chicken pot and blend well.

Include 1 cup water and lemon juice. (Include less or more water as required, Nihari ought to have wanted consistency now).

Blend well and spread the pot. Give it a chance to stew for an additional 5 minutes on extremely low warmth until percolating hot. Nihari is prepared.

To serve

Warmth 2 tablespoon of margarine or ghee on a dish and include a touch of Kashmiri bean stew powder.

All the while fill Nihari in serving bowl, embellish with ginger and coriander leaves. Pour warmed spread the enhancement and present with lemon wedges.

Formula Notes

Attempt to make Nihari 4-6 hour ahead and let it sit for a few hours for upgraded flavors.

You can substitute my Nihari masala with locally acquired Nihari Masala to spare time. Include more masala if necessary.

In the event that you make Nihari every now and again , I propose twofold or triple the formula and make huge container of zest blend and store in ice chest or cooler. This stays useful for as long as a year.


Nihari masala formula


Take entire flavors in a skillet and dry meal for a moment on medium warmth.

Plan flavor blend for chicken nihari

Include powdered flavors, and meal another for 2-3 seconds. Expel from warmth and move to a nourishment processor.

Pound into a fine powder.

Sifter the flavor blend through a fine strainer. Pound the remaining parts left in the strainer by and by. Sifter again and dispose of the remaining parts.

(Fennel seed are hard to ground easily and they will ruin the surface of nihari. So sieving is significant.)

You’ll require just 2.5 tablespoon of this flavor blend for this formula.


Warmth oil in a vessel and include hacked onion.

Blend and spread the pot, cook on medium warmth for 5-7 minutes. (Change heat if necessary.)

The onions are exceptionally delicate now and prone to break up effectively.

Presently include chicken, zest blend, green bean stew, ginger and garlic glue. (Utilize just two and half tablespoon of arranged flavor blend.)

Cook on high fire for 3-5 minutes until shade of chicken changes, at that point include 1 cup water.


Spread and cook the chicken for 10-20 minutes on medium until delicate.

While chicken cooks, broil wheat flour in a dish until fragrant. Move flour to a bowl.

Blend 1 cup water in cooked wheat flour and make a smooth glue. Put in a safe spot.

At the point when chicken is cooked include yogurt.

Likewise include wheat glue. Blend well and add water to disperse the sauce to wanted consistency. (Sorry for the obscured pictures. )

Include lemon squeeze, and let the nihari stew for few moments. a little oil will ascend on the top.


Fill nihari in serving plate , embellish with corriander, chillies and ginger cuts. At that point heat little spread or ghee in a vessel and include a touch of kashmiri stew. Pour warmed spread over nihari and serve.

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