Beef Nihari

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• 750 gm. beef

• 2 onions

• 2tbsp white flour

• 1/2 kg milk

• 2 tsp. garlic, chopped

• Few green cardamom

• 1 bay leaf

• 1 cinnamon

• 2 tsp. garam masala

• 1 tsp aniseeds

• 1tsp red chili powder

• Pinch nutmeg

• Pinch mace

• 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1/2 tbsp. garlic paste

• 1/2 tbsp. ginger paste

• 1/4 cup ghee

Ingredients For Garnishing

• 1 fried onion

• 3 chopped green chilies

• 1 bunch coriander, chopped

• Method Of Beef NIhari


Heat oil in a large skillet. Fry the chopped onion till it turns dark brown. Remove and place the fried onions on an absorbent tissue paper, to drain the oil. Crush with your hands.
In the same skillet add the beef, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, bay leaf, a stick of cinnamon and turmeric powder. Fry until the oil forms a separate layer on top.
Then add the nutmeg cardamoms, fennel seeds and water. Cook until the beef tenders. Mix the corn flour in milk and pour the mixture in the gravy, stirring continuously. Reduce the flame to a simmer and cook for another 10 minutes.
Serve in a dish and garnish with chopped coriander, brown onions and chopped ginger, lastly sprinkle the garam masala on top and serve.

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I tried it according to many recipes but the taste according to this recipe by nighat waseem is so delicious.
By: inaya, Form: khi, on 21 Feb, 2015
My mother also include some chinese salt in the recipe of beef nihari for the preparation of it and she use some paya meat in this recipe.
By: shaista, Form: khi, on 22 Jan, 2015
Beef nihari take much time to make because the meat of beef look more good when it totally soft that is it i use cooker for the preparation of it.
By: tahmina, Form: khi, on 15 Jan, 2015
here is mention only beef meat simple but i think it can make more tasty when you use some bong meat and also some other fatty parts of meat.
By: sanam, Form: khi, on 09 Jan, 2015

Beef Nihari

Nihari recipes are one of the most famous Indian & Pakistani cuisines. People enjoyed it specially in a light hot weather or winter however due to special taste of nihari recipes there is no boundaries of season people like nehari recipes in every season to make their dining enjoyable.