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Chicken Nizami Recipe

Chicken Nizami
How to make Chicken Nizami

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

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings10
  • Intermediate

Ingredients of Chicken Nizami

  • 1 Nos 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 cup of hot water)
  • Coriander Leaves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Yogurt, whipped
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron
  • 4 tbsp Cream, whipped
  • To Grind together:
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 3 Cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 10 Red Chillies (dried)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut

How to Make Chicken Nizami

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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.
Serve hot.

Key Ingredients: Cinnamon, Hot Milk, Oil, Onion, Ginger-Garlic Paste, Bay Leaves, Chicken (cut into 8 pieces), Water, Green Chillies, Coconut (soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water), Coriander Leaves, Yogurt, Saffron, Cream, Cumin Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Cardamoms, Cloves, Red Chillies (dried), Turmeric powder, Desiccated Coconut

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