this chicken nihari is so easy and quick to make, I bet it will become a family favorite.
A warming bowl of spicy Chicken Nihari can be really satisfying with hot naan and lemon wedges and ginger and herbs.
This is a simple, quick, and convenient version of traditional nihari that can be made in 35 minutes!
Heat oil in a vessel and add chopped onion. Fry on medium-low heat for 7-10 minutes until onions are lightly golden. (Adjust heat if needed.)
Now add Nihari spice mix, green chili, ginger, and garlic paste. (Use only 2.5-3 tablespoons of the prepared spice mix.)
Give the spice a stir and let it sizzle for few seconds then add chicken.
Cook on high flame for 3-5 minutes until the color of chicken changes, then add 1 cup water. Cover and cook the chicken for 10 minutes on medium until tender.
While chicken cooks, roast wheat flour in a pan until fragrant. Transfer flour to a bowl. Mix 1 cup water in roasted wheat flour and make a smooth paste. Set aside.
When chicken is half-cooked wheat paste (flour slurry). Mix well.
Also add whipped yogurt add about 1 cup water to thin out the gravy to desired consistency. Continue to simmer for 5-7 minutes on low heat until a little layer of oil rises on the top.
Transfer Nihari to serving bowl and garnish with fresh corriander, ginger and chillies. Heat little butter or ghee in a vessel and add red chilli. Pour heated butter over nihari.
By Mariam Sodawater