All Time Favorite Mutton/Beef/ Chicken Nihari Recipe in English

In many of the traditional recipes, Nihari is all time favorite of many. Especially meet lovers enjoy this recipe. The spicy and nicely flavored gravy of nihari is simply irresistible, but high in cholesterol and a threat to heart patients so for such people chicken is a better option. You can change meat as per your choice and requirements. In Pakistan, central Punjabis love to have nihari in breakfast with naan. If you want to enjoy this recipe to your maximum you can


Chicken/beef/mutton: 1, ½ kg

Clarified butter: 1 cup heaped

Water: 8 cups

All purpose flour: ½ cup

Wheat flour: ½ cup

Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp heaped

Salt: 2 tsp

Nihari spice: 3 tbsp heaped

Chili powder: 3 tsp heaped

For Nihari Spice:

Cinnamon sticks: 6 pieces

Black cardamom: 6

Green cardamom: 12

Black pepper: ½ cup

Fennel seeds: ½ cup

Chickpea: ½ cup (roasted)

Poppy seeds: ½ cup

Kachri spice (meat tenderizer): 2 tbsp

Cloves: 2 tbsp

Mace: 2 tbsp

Dry ginger powder: 2 tbsp

Chili powder: 4 tbsp

Cooking Directions:

First of all for nihari Spice: Finely grind together cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, green cardamoms, black pepper, fennel seeds, roasted gram, poppy seeds, kachri spice, cloves, mace, dry ginger powder and chili powder and put in an air tight jar and use as required. For Nihari: Heat clarified butter, add ginger garlic paste with chicken and saute for a few minutes. Now add chili powder, salt and Nihari spice, mix them all well and add little water and cook well. Add 8 cups hot water, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Sift flour and wheat flour together and mix in a little water to make smooth flowing batter. Gradually add to the chicken mixture while stirring continuously. Cover and let it cook on low flame for 15 minutes till butter surfaces on top. Serve with finely sliced ginger, green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, lemon wedges and tandoori naan. Anyone who loves desi and traditional food then can delve into the flavor and spices of this unique and mouth watering recipe. This dish is cooked since years and decades in Asian countries like Pakistan and India. Now you can also enjoy this yummy recipe whenever you wish to have some spicy and desi food.

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