Nalli Nihari Recipe

 
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Nalli Nihari
How to make Nalli Nihari
  • Chef: Shahnawaz Qureshi
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Nihari is a slow-cooked mutton curry. The word Nihar originates from the Arabic word 'Nahar' which means 'day'. It was served to the kings after the morning prayers.

Ingredients of Nalli Nihari

  • 1 cup baby lamb with bones
  • 1 tsp mace
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pods green cardamom
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 pod black cardamom
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp yellow chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp fried onions
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup lamb stock
  • 1 tsp gram Flour (besan)
  • Kewda water
  • 1 tsp screw pine essence

How to Make Nalli Nihari

  • 1.In a heavy bottomed pot boil lamb and remove the unwanted parts.
  • 2.In a hot pan, add some ghee, whole garam masala and ginger garlic paste; stir till the paste is cooked. Add some fried onions.
  • 3.Put turmeric powder, cumin powder, yellow chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • 4.Saute with the boiled lamb. Add lamb stock to it and let it cook for sometime till the lamb gets tender.
  • 5.Add nicely whisked curd and add diluted gram flour to the gravy. Season with salt.

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