Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mighty Beef Nihari

I asked for recipe suggestions last week and everyone is so lame that only like 4 people replied with things that I have already made before EXCEPT for my friend Irfan Junejo who is a very talented vlogger and you all can subscribe to his vlogs at

He suggested to make Beef Nihari and GUESS WHAT GUYS? Our beloved PM Nawaz Sharif aka Mian Sahab got disqualified at the very next day so that made it a perfect time to make Beef Nihari kudos to the 5 judges.


1.5 kg beef with bones (nalli bone preferred)
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon turmeric-
2 tablespoon red chili powder
1.5 tablespoon salt
2 black cardamom
8 cloves
 1 teaspoon black pepper whole
1 inch cinnamon
1 star anise
small javitri piece
1 tablespoon fennel seed
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon soonth (dry ginger)
1/ cup flour
1/2 cup yogurt
2 teaspoon ginger paste
2 teaspoon garlic paste
2 cup oil
3 onion sliced
green chilies

ginger julian
1 teaspoon laal kashmiri mirch or degi mirch

This is a bit lengthy recipe as it takes almost 3 hours and it is better that you spend that time monitoring it rather than sitting anywhere and let this burn.

We'll start off with grinding the Nihari Masala by grinding javitri, black pepper, cumin, fennel seeds, cloves, black cardamoms and the star anise in to a fine powder form.

Now it is time to add one cup of oil in the pan and fry the sliced onions in it till golden brown.

After the onions are brown add the beef with the ginger paste and garlic paste. Add the Nihari Masala along with salt, red chili powder, turmeric and dry ginger.

Fry the meat for 5 minutes.

Mix one glass of water in yogurt and stir it till it is completely mixed.

Add the yogurt mixture in the pan along with 3 more glasses of water.

Let it cook for medium heat on one hour.

After one hour mix one glass of water in the flour. Whisk it till the flour is completely mixed with in the water.

Now this step is quick and that's why I couldn't get to take all the pictures.

You need to pour the flour mixture in the pan through a strainer and mix it in the pan quickly.

After adding and mixing the flour mixture the nihari will be cooked for another hour.

During this time the bones will fall off from the meat as it will get super tender and make sure you keep on stirring frequently.

Heat one cup of oil in a pan and add kashmiri red chili powder or degi mirch in it.

Add the spiced oil in the pan and cover it with a lid.

Cook it for 5 minutes on low heat and the Beef Nihari is ready.

Let it cool down and take some oil from the top and keep it aside for garnishing.

Garnish the Beef Nihari with some of red oil, grind cumin, green chilies, chopped coriander, julienne ginger and a lemon wedge.

Beef Nihari is ready to serve.


  1. Hi. Can you also add a simplified recipe at the end of every post so it's easy to save?

  2. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes


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