Quick and easy Special Nihari

A new quick and easy Special Nihari recipe for Bakra Eid #HappyCookingToYou FoodFusion

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  • Kala zeera (Caraway seeds) ½ tsp
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) ½ piece
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4-5
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Javitri (Mace) 2 pieces
  • Laung (Cloves) 7-8
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½ piece
  • Pipli (Long pepper) 2
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Tatri (Citric acid) ¼ tsp
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 tbs
  • Water ½ Cup or as required
  • Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 9-10
  • Adrak (Ginger) 1 inch piece
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ½ Cup
  • Water ½ Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil 1 Cup
  • Beef bong 750g
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chilli) powder 1 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Saunf powder (Fennel powder) 1 tbs
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tbs
  • Adrak powder (Ginger powder) 1 tsp
  • Water 1 & ½ litres or as required
  • Water ½ litre or as required
  • Atta (Wheat flour) ½ Cup
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) slices
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped
  • Lemon


In spice mixer,add caraway seeds,star anise,bay leaves,green cardamom,black cardamom,mace,cloves, nutmeg,long pepper,black peppercorns,cinnamon sticks,citric acid,coriander seeds and grind to make a coarse powder.

Take out in a bowl,add water,mix well & set aside.

In spice mixer,add garlic,ginger,fried onion and water,blend to make a paste & set aside.

In pressure cooker,add cooking oil,ground paste,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes

Add beef bong,mix well and cook for 18-20 minutes.

Add salt,kashmiri red chilli powder,red chilli powder,mix well and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Add fennel powder,cumin powder,ginger powder and mix well.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover & pressure cook until meat is tender (20 minutes).

In water,add wheat flour and whisk well.

Add dissolve flour,mix continuously and cook for 6-8 minutes.

Now add spices mixture and mix well,cover and cook on low flame until oil separates (10-15 minutes).

Reserve chilli oil for later use.

In serving dish,add nihari,cilli oil (tarri),ginger,green chilli,fresh coriander,lemon & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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