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Chicken Nihari by Shireen Anwar

Chicken Nihari by Shireen Anwar

Chicken Nihari by Shireen Anwar

Nihari is a stew consisting of slow-cooked meat mainly shank meat of beef or lamb and mutton, goat meat and chicken, along with bone marrow. I personally like beef nihari but most people do not like beef in their diet. They can still enjoy the taste and texture of nihari with chicken. Today I am going to share chicken nihari by Shireen Anwar.

Chicken Nihari by Shireen Anwar

Spicy Nihari Recipe and Nihari Masala


  1. Chicken – 1-1/2 kg or (8 pieces)
  2. Onion – 1
  3. Ginger garlic – 2 tbsp
  4. Salt – 1 tbsp
  5. Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  6. Flour – 1/2 cup (dissolves in water)
  7. Nihari masala – 3 tbsp
  8. Ghee – 1 cup

Ingredients For Nihari Masala:

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  1. Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  2. Black cardamom – 2
  3. Green cardamom – 4
  4. Cloves – 8
  5. Black pepper whole – 12
  6. Fennel seeds – 3 tbsp
  7. Dried ginger – 1/2 tbsp
  8. White cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  9. Mace – 4 to 5 pieces
  10. Nutmeg whole – half
  11. Star anise – 1

For making nihari masala:

  • Add cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, whole black pepper, fennel seeds, dried ginger, white cumin, mace, nutmeg and star anise, grind it and save it a jar.

Method for Nihari:

  • Heat up ghee in a pan, fry chopped onions until light golden.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and chicken slightly fry.
  • Then add red chillies powder, salt and nihari masala, fry well.
  • Then add 4 cups of water, bring to boil. When water boiling add in the dissolve paste of the flour, keep stirring till one boil comes.
  • Lower flame and leave it on dum till chicken tender.
  • Serve with chopped greens chillies, lemon, brown onion, ginger flakes, fresh coriander and naan.


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