Nihari (Nehari)

Written By Lucy Pinder on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 9:13 PM


1/2 Kg. beef -ask for Nihari meat (shank)
1½ tsp. salt
½ tsp red chili (Lal Mirch) powder
½ tsp. Kashmiri chili (Lal Mirch) powder
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tbs. coriander (Dhaniya) powder
1½ cup oil
3 tbs. white flour (maida)
1 tsp ginger (Adrak) paste
½ tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste

For garnishing

1 to 1 ½ inch ginger (Adrak) (Julian)
2 tbs. chopped coriander (Dhaniya) leaves
3 to 4 chopped green chilies
2 Lemon (sliced)

Special Nihari spices

2 tbs. Fennel (Saunf)
½ tsp black pepper (Kali Mirch)
½ tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
2 green cardamom (Chhoti Ilaichi) seeds
10 cloves (Laung)
2 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)
1 stick of cinnamon (Dalchini)
1 bay leaves (Tezpatta)
¼ tsp. nutmeg (Jaiphal) and mace (Javitri)
2 tbs. coriander (Dhaniya) seeds
1 stick (Piplee)
1 aniseed flower (Badian)


Put ½ cup oil in a pot. Add meat and fry it a little.
Add salt, chili powder, Turmeric (Haldi) powder, Coriander Seeds (Dhaniya) powder and Ginger (Adrak) paste. Add a little water and mix well.
Dissolve maida in 1 cup of water and add this to the meat and bring to boil.
Grind all the special Nihari spices, put the grounded mixture of spices in a fine cotton cloth bundle and add to the meat.

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