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Chicken Nihari Recipe by Shireen Anwar

This Chicken Nihari is great for chicken curry lover’s. Try this mouth-watering chicken nihari recipe today! with green chilies, fresh lemon, brown onions, coriander leaves and naan.

chicken nihari recipe by shireen anwar

chicken nihari



  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 cup Butter, clarified
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon Chili powder
  • ¼ cup Wheat flour, dissolved in water
  • ¼ cup Plain flour, dissolved in water
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 Green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Brown onion
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

For Nihari Masala:

  • 1 tablespoon Aniseed
  • 1 teaspoon White cumin
  • 1 Anis star
  • 1 teaspoon All spice
  • ½ tsp ginger, dried
  • 3 tablespoons Chili powder

Chicken Nihari Directions

For Masala:

  1. Grind aniseed’s, white cumin, anis star, allspice, chili powder, dried ginger together.
  2. Keep this masala powder in a bottle and store.

For Nihari:

  1. In a wok, heat clarified butter and add garlic & ginger paste, salt and chili powder, and fry.
  2. Add chicken and 4 tablespoon of nihari masala, which we prepared and fry chicken in it.
  3. After frying chicken, add 5 cup of water and boil it.
  4. Take another bowl and mix wheat flour and plain flour in water until it become a paste.
  5. Now add this flour paste in chicken masala.
  6. Keep stirring until one boil come, reduce the heat and leave nihari masala until chicken become tender and oil come on top.
  7. Chicken Nihari is ready to serve, hot with naan.

For Garnishing:

  • Serve with fresh coriander leaves, green chilies, fresh lemon, brown onion and traditional Pakistani naan.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 60 min

Serves: 4-6 people

Image credit: masala channel

Nihari Masala Recipe By Chef Gulzar Hussain

This Nihari Masala is made by Chef Gulzar Hussain in cooking show Live At 9. This masala recipe is used on chicken Nihari recipe and it can be prepared in 5 minutes.

Nihari Masala Recipe By Chef Gulzar Hussain

Nihari Masala


  • 1 tablespoon Tartaric
  • 50 gram Dry red chili
  • 50 gram Whole red chili
  • 6 tablespoons White cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Whole black cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Aniseed
  • 1 tablespoon Big cardamom
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 tablespoon Whole black pepper
  • 2 Nutmeg

Nihari Masala: Step-by-Step

  1. Take a pan and add 1 tablespoon of tartatic, whole chili, 50 gram big capsicum, white cumin, whole black cumin, cumin, big cardamom, fennel seed, cardamom, star anise, whole black pepper and nut meg and roast all these ingredients until they become golden brown.
  2. Once done put all spice mixture in a grinder and grind until it become a powder form.
  3. Nihari Masala is ready.

  4. Sprinkle this masla on chicken nihari or mutton nihari and have great taste!

Image credit: masala tv