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Chicken Nizami

Chicken Nizami
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time

35 Mins

Don't underestimate the rich flavor and spice of chicken nizami. With coconut milk, green cardamom, red chilies, bay leaves, cream and green chilies, chicken nizami is all set to blow your taste-buds. Serve hot with naan.
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Source:  Chef Shireen Anwar in Masala Mornings on Masala Cooking TV Channel
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  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Garlic and ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • Coconut milk ½ cup
  • Yogurt 4 tbsp (whipped)
  • Fresh cream 4 tbsp
  • Saffron ½ tsp
  • Onion ½ cup (finely sliced)
  • Ghee ½ cup
  • White cumin (whole) 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds 2 tsp
  • Green cardamom 6 pieces
  • Cloves 8 pieces
  • Red chillies 12 (whole)
  • Turmeric ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon 2 sticks
  • Desiccated coconut 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies 4 (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves 2 tbsp (chopped)
  • Bay leaf as required
  • Allspice powder ¼ tbsp
  • Salt 1 tbsp
  • Water ½ cup

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Cooking Directions

  1. Grind together cumin along with poppy seeds, green cardamoms, cloves, whole red chillies, turmeric, desiccated coconut and cinnamon sticks in grinder.

  2. Soak saffron in 1 tbsp hot milk.

  3. Heat the ghee in a deep skillet and fry the chopped onions till golden.

  4. Then add ginger and garlic paste and fry for two minutes.

  5. Now add the ground spice, bay leaf and chicken, fry for five minutes.

  6. Then add water, cover and cook till chicken is half done.

  7. Now add yogurt, coconut milk and salt, cook for five minutes.

  8. Lastly add fresh cream, saffron, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chillies and allspice powder.

  9. Cover and simmer for ten minutes.

  10. Dish out and serve with paratha.

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Comments posted by users for Chicken Nizami recipe:

  1. Surekha, Poppy seeds also known with name "khasakhasa" or "khasakhas". Poppy seeds have a creamy and nut like flavor, the seeds provide a unique and flavour-rich base for Qurmas, both Veg and Non Veg. It is often use in baked items like bread, roll etc.

    on Jun 16 2012 2:43PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  2. what is poppy seeds?I like your recipes. i am living n mumbai n i show your show at night cook very well n mathod is very ezy.

    on Jun 16 2012 10:07AM Report Abuse SUREKHA

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