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Nihari is extremely a popular national dish in Pakistan and also eaten among Muslim community in India, Nihari is a delicacy made from beef shank (rarely lamb) and spices.

About Recipe

How to make Nihari

(16 ratings)
2 reviews so far
Prep time
30 mins
Cook time
30 mins
Total time
60 mins
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Mutton
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : November 09, 2016

Ingredients used in Nihari
• Red chilli powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Beef (with bones) - 500 grams.
• Salt - to taste.
• Bay leaves - 2 leaf.
• Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Onion (chopped) - 1 number.
• Ginger paste - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Garlic paste - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Maida - 2 tablespoons.
• Yoghurt - 1/4 cup.
• Oil - as required.
• Water - as required.
• Ginger (grated) - 1 piece.
• Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1/2 bunch.
• Green chilies - 3 numbers.
  • Heat oil in a pot saute meat till light brown and remove, drain and keep aside.
  • Fry onion, till golden brown.
  • Now add meat and grinded ingredients, ginger-garlic paste, salt, chilli powder, yoghurt, turmeric powder and bay leaves and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add required water (approx 3-4 glasses) and let the meat cook on slow flame till tender.
  • The dissolve maida in 1/2 cup water, and pour slowly in the meat , stirring continuously.
  • Let it cook for some more time, and get the gravy to required consistency.
  • Garnish with grated ginger, coriander leaves and green chillies.

Serve hot with Naan.

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vahuser Posted on Sat Aug 31 2013

i belong to a delhi wali family and i never heard of a nahari recipe which requires any of the mentioned ingredients except red chillies and salt and meat. i wonder if the person who posted this recipe even knows what nahari smells and tastes like.

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vahuser Posted on Tue Jul 24 2012

without ginger powder and fennel powder how com nihari will be completed

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