Murgh Nizami: The Chicken Masala Recipe From The City Of Nizams

  • Serving: 4
  • Difficulty:


  • Serving
    4 people
  • Preparation
    30 mins
  • Cook time
    25 mins
  • Passive time
    5 mins


  • 1 Kg Zappfresh Chicken Curry Cut

  • 120 gms Ghee

  • 100 gms Onions

  • 50 gms Ginger Paste

  • 50 gms Garlic Paste

  • 8 nos Green Chilies

  • 5 gms Turmeric

  • 30 gms Peanuts

  • 10 gms Sesame Seeds

  • 10 gms Sunflower Seeds

  • 50 gms Coconut

  • 150 gms Yoghurt

  • 2 Tbs. (As per taste) Salt

  • 10 gms Garam Masala

  • 30 ml Lemon Juice

  • 20 gms Coriander

  • 20 gms Mint

  • 50 gms Cashewnuts

  • 1 to deep fry Groundnut Oil


Murgh Nizami, also known as Chicken Nizami is a mild, rich, creamy chicken dish from the land of Nizams. Named after the royal Nizams of Hyderabad, this curry boasts of rich ingredients like cashew nuts, sesame seeds, and Peanuts. A Royal recipe calls for premium quality ingredients, savor the best of Murgh Nizami by using the soft and succulent Zappfresh Chicken Curry Cut. Zappfresh in an online meat store that offers a variety of premium quality meat that is always farm-fresh, and delivered to your doorsteps in a Zapp.




THE CHICKEN: Unwrap the soft and succulent Zappfresh Chicken Curry Cut

THE VEGETABLES: Peel, wash and chop the onions. Remove stems, wash, slit, deseed and chop the green chilies. Clean, wash and chop coriander and mint.

THE NUTS AND SEEDS: Pound peanut, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds with a pestle. Remove the brown skin and grate the coconut. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry cashew nuts until golden brown.

THE YOGHURT: Whisk in a bowl



Heat ghee in a handi, add onions and saute over medium heat until golden brown. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, stir for a minute, add green chilies and turmeric, stir. Then add the pounded nuts and seeds, and grated coconuts, stir for a minute, add yogurt and bhunno* until the fat leaves the masala. Now add chicken, stir, add water (approx 400ml), bring to a boil, simmer until tender. Adjust the seasoning. Sprinkle garam masala, lemon juice, coriander, mint, and cashew nuts, stir.



Remove to a dish and serve with any Indian bread of your choice. 


*bhunno:  A combination of light stewing, sauteeing and stir-frying

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