Chicken Nihari by Chef Zakir Recipe

Get a delicious chicken nihari recipe by Chef Zakir and enjoy the traditional taste of Pakistan. You had tasted mutton and beef nihari before so have a hot nihari with chicken today.


56565 Views 24 Comments


• 1 kg whole Chicken
• 2 Onions (slIced)
• 1 cup whole Wheat flour
• 3 tsbp Ginger, Garlic paste
• 2 tbsp sounf (Fennel seeds)
• 2 tbsp sonth (dry Ginger)
• 1 tbsp Garam masala powder
• 3 tbsp red chili powder
Salt
• 1 cup Ghee


How to make Chicken Nihari by Chef Zakir



1. Place sonf and sonth on mulmul cloth and tie this like a pouch.
2. Cut chicken in 8-10 pieces. Use chicken with bones.
3. Heat up ghee and fry onion, when softened, include chicken, increase flame and mix.
4. Cook till chicken color changed little bit. Place fennel seeds pouch in chicken and cook more till water of chicken dry.
5. In one cup of water include ginger, garlic paste, mix and add to chicken with salt; mix well.
6. When it starts boiling include red chili powder and cook well until water of ginger, garlic paste dry. Slower the flame.
7. The onion will mix in gravy then add water as much you want its broth. Ideally 2 glass of water.
8. Check salt at this point, cover and increase flame.
9. Mix lal aata in 1 cup of water, include paste in gravy slowly to thick it. Don't add all paste at once. It’s up to you how much thick gravy you want. Mix on high flame.
10. Mix garam masala in ¼ cup of water and include it in thick gravy, mix and cover.
11. Keep it on dum for 2-3 minutes (don’t cook after adding garam masala just keep on dum).
12. For an excellent result, turn off the flame after dum and leave it 3-4 hours (don’t uncover it).
13. Take out chicken and ghee which is on top from gravy.
14. Separately heat up gravy before serving.
15. Place chicken in a serving dish, pour hot gravy and ghee on top, garnish with ginger slice and serve.
1. Place sonf and sonth on mulmul cloth and tie this like a pouch.
2. Cut chicken in 8-10 pieces. Use chicken with bones.
3. Heat up ghee and fry onion, when softened, include chicken, increase flame and mix.
4. Cook till chicken color changed little bit. Place fennel seeds pouch in chicken and cook more till water of chicken dry.
5. In one cup of water include ginger, garlic paste, mix and add to chicken with salt; mix well.
6. When it starts boiling include red chili powder and cook well until water of ginger, garlic paste dry. Slower the flame.
7. The onion will mix in gravy then add water as much you want its broth. Ideally 2 glass of water.
8. Check salt at this point, cover and increase flame.
9. Mix lal aata in 1 cup of water, include paste in gravy slowly to thick it. Don't add all paste at once. It’s up to you how much thick gravy you want. Mix on high flame.
10. Mix garam masala in ¼ cup of water and include it in thick gravy, mix and cover.
11. Keep it on dum for 2-3 minutes (don’t cook after adding garam masala just keep on dum).
12. For an excellent result, turn off the flame after dum and leave it 3-4 hours (don’t uncover it).
13. Take out chicken and ghee which is on top from gravy.
14. Separately heat up gravy before serving.
15. Place chicken in a serving dish, pour hot gravy and ghee on top, garnish with ginger slice and serve.

Posted By: kiran,




Types of Nihari Recipes:


Although we keep eating nihari once in a month or two but we always eat either beef nihari or sometimes a homemade chicken nihari. However there are many kinds of nihari that we are going to discuss here.


You would be amazed to know the types of nihari mentioned as follows:

Nalli Nihari Recipe
Nali nihari contains bone marrow within the serving bowl. It enhances the taste and that's why it is more expensive than ordinary nihari.

Delhi Nihari Recipe
Delhi nihari is the one made using Delhi style cooking. It is offered by some Delhi cuisine restaurants in Karachi.

Mutton Nihari Recipe
This is the nihari made with mutton meat.

Camel Nihari Recipe
The common nihari made with camel meat. This nihari is the most common nihari served commercially by most nihari vendors.

Beef Nihari Recipe
This is beef nihari made with cow meat.

Chicken Nihari Recipe
Chicken nihari is usually made at home. You can find out its recipe as presented above. Have it and enjoy with hot naan or chapati.


And see how to cook nihari recipe with beef or mutton step by step.



Related Recipes View All



Reviews & Comments (24)

Rabia - Islamabad Jul 26, 2017
Hi thanks for sharing recipe of my favorite nihari. My elder sister makes this nihari very well and tasteful manner however her wedding is coming and she will go to susral. Therefore I am looking to learn nihari and some other dishes , i will cook food for home then.
Asifa - Larkana Jul 08, 2017
I have seen so many shows of chef zakir and copied so many of his recipes. Over all these years one thing I got to know is that you should be confident with whatever you make. and never say “I didn’t make it well”
benish - Faisalabad Jun 30, 2017
There was a friends get together arranged at my home where I cooked this chicken nihari. All of my friends liked it very much and maximum of them were inquiring from me about the chef. I said them about this website 
Humaira - Pindi Jun 22, 2017
Chicken nihari is the favorite food of my mother as she is a chicken lover and she always love to eat the food made from chicken. So I made it for her.
Chanda - Karachi Jun 20, 2017
My mother in law to make chicken nihari. I started searching the internet and I found the recipe here on this site. I will make it and will let you know about the remarks.

Comments:


New to KFoods? Join for free!

Step by Step Recipes

How to Make Nihari

How to Make Nihari

18 Dec 2014
Step By Step Recipes