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    Nihari (Pakistani Stew)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    5 hrs

    grapefruit's Note:

    this is a traditional brunch item from Pakistan -- served with Naan bread. this recipe is simple to put together but needs to cook several hours. i sometimes make it with boneless chicken + add a stock cube to get the stewy taste. if using beef - you can ask for "nihari meat" (its a special cut of meat) at your local Halal butcher shop.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 3-4

    Yield:

    litre

    Units: US | Metric

    spice mix

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a heavy based pot.
    2. 2
      Add meat and fry it a little.
    3. 3
      Add salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder and ginger paste.
    4. 4
      Mix well. Add a little water.
    5. 5
      Dissolve flour in half a cup of water and add this to the meat and bring to boil.
    6. 6
      Grind all the whole spices ( spice mix).
    7. 7
      Put all the ground spices in a fine cotton cloth bundle.
    8. 8
      and add to meat.
    9. 9
      OR grind them till powdery fine and add them to the meat.
    10. 10
      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.
    11. 11
      When meat has softened remove the bundle of spices and make the curry into desired consistency.
    12. 12
      To Garnish--Fry some onion slices in a little oil until golden brown and add to Nihari.
    13. 13
      Also garnish with fresh coriander, ginger and green chilies.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 06, 2014

      55

      excellent!!!!!

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    • on December 15, 2010

      55

      Wonderful recipe, I have tried a lot of recipes from this website, a lot of them are very nice but this one compelled me to write a review, very nice flavour. Husband is a big nihari fan even though he is not pakistani but he loved the flavour too...thanks for sharing

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    • on April 16, 2009

      55

      thankyou very much for this delicious nihari recipe my husband is a very picky eater but when i made nihari with this recipe he really enjoyed the food again thank you so much

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    Nutritional Facts for Nihari (Pakistani Stew)

    Serving Size: 1 (152 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 411.5
     
    Calories from Fat 221
    53%
    Total Fat 24.6 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    22%
    Cholesterol 96.5 mg
    32%
    Sodium 97.9 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 38.0 g
    76%

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