Recipe for Nihari (Pakistani Stew)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg beef
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • spice mix
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 small cardamom pods, seeds of
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 whole black cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds

Cooking Directions

Heat oil in a heavy based pot. Add meat and fry it a little.

Add salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder and ginger paste. Mix well. Add a little water.

Dissolve flour in half a cup of water and add this to the meat and bring to boil. Grind all the whole spices ( spice mix).

Put all the ground spices in a fine cotton cloth bundle.
and add to meat. OR grind them till powdery fine and add them to the meat.

Add 3-4 cups of water; cover and leave to tenderize on very low flame. It can take up to 5 - 6 hours if using chicken and more if using beef.

When meat has softened remove the bundle of spices and make the curry into desired consistency.

To Garnish--Fry some onion slices in a little oil until golden brown and add to Nihari.

Also garnish with fresh coriander, ginger and green chilies.

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