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Chicken Nizami


Chicken Nizami

Chicken Nizami



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With a flurry of aromatic masalas, luscious add-ons, creams and chicken, this recipe lives up to its name.


  • 2 inch piece of cinnamon

    1 Tbsp hot milk

    1/4 cup oil

    1 medium onion-chopped

    1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

    2 bay leaves

    1 1/2 kg chicken-cut into 8 pieces

    1/2 cup water

    4 green chillies

    1/4 cup coconut-soaked in 1/2 a cup of hot water

    Coriander leaves-roughly chopped

    4 Tbsp yogurt-whipped

    1/4 tsp saffron

    4 Tbsp cream-whipped

    Grind together:

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1 tsp poppy seeds

    3 cardamoms

    4 cloves

    10 dried red chillies

    1/4 tsp turmeric powder

    2 Tbsp desiccated coconut


Grind all the ingredients from cumin seeds to the cinnamon to a fine paste.

Extract the milk from the soaked coconut and set aside.

Heat the saffron for 2 seconds, crush it, and then soak in hot milk.

Heat oil and fry the onions till it is golden-brown.

Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a couple of minutes.

Add the ground paste and bay leaves. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the chicken pieces and 1/2 a cup of water and continue cooking, for approximately 20 minutes, over a low heat.

When the chicken is almost cooked, add the coconut milk, green chillies, coriander leaves and yogurt.

Cook till the chicken is tender. Add the cream and saffron and simmer for 2 minutes.

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Key Ingredients: cinnamon, milk, vegetable oil, onion, ginger, garlic, bay leaf, chicken, green chillies, coconut, Coriander leaves, yogurt, saffron, cream, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, green cardamom, cloves, red chilli, turmeric, desiccated coconut