5 hours 10 minutes

    Slow cooking dish very delicious usually had with ciabatta bread or Turkish bread warmed in the microwave. With a salad of finely sliced onions and lemon juice.

    Victoria, Australia
    10 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1/2 kg beef
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
    • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 4 tablespoon oil
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • salt to taste
    • Spice mix
    • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
    • 2 small cardamom pods
    • 2 whole black cardamom pods
    • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 10 cloves
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • onion slices, coriander, ginger and green chillies for garnishing

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Ready in:5hours10min 

    1. Take a slow cooker and heat oil. Fry the meat a little.
    2. Mix in salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, pepper and ginger paste. Pour in a little water. Mix flour in half cup of water. Add this mixture to the meat and boil it.
    3. Grind all the spice mix until powdery fine. Add this to the meat.
    4. Add 3-4 cups of water cover and leave it to tenderize over very low heat.
    5. It will take about 5 - 6 hours for chicken and more if using beef.
    6. Fry some onion slices in oil until golden brown and garnish the Nihari with it, to serve.
    7. Fresh coriander, ginger and green chillies can also be used for garnishing.

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    I thought this was a pretty horrible recipe. There are WAY too many spices to put it bluntly. I followed the recipe precisely and the resulting meat, though tender, has an extremely strong flavour that that ends up cancelling itself out from so many and just too much spice. We could not name any spice that came to mind when eating this dish. What a horrible waste of time and money. I will never attempt any similar recipe ever again.  -  11 Sep 2013


    I left out the chilli due to small children, and added a squeeze of lemon at the end. I served it with a vegetable biriyani (  -  15 Sep 2009


    ABFAB!!! delicious! So easy to make. are awesome!!!  -  24 Jul 2009