How to Make Javed Nihari Recipe

Javed Ki Nihari Recipe


Wash meat. Do not remove fats.

Grind all spices fine.

Heat oil in pan. Put meat, bones and crushed ginger garlic. Roast for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add salt, red chili, turmeric, Kashmiri chili, and ground nihari spice. Mix well.

After cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, add water (enough to submerge the meat).

Put whole coriander pouch and bay leaves.

Cook on high flame; when boiled, cook on low flame for 4 hours.

Transfer tari (oil layer) in a pot.

Discard coriander pouch and bay leaves.

Dissolve flour in water and mix with nihari.

Cook on low flame; when becomes thick, nihari is ready.

Either turn stove off and pour tari over nihari or add with each plate serving.

Serve in a dish; sprinkle nihari garam masala to add more aroma and taste.

Cooking Javed Nihari Recipe


  • Beef: 1 kg large cuts
  • Marrow Bones: 1 kg
  • Salt: as required
  • Crushed Red Pepper: 2 tbsp (as required)
  • Kashmiri Chili: 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Ginger: 2 large pieces
  • Long Pepper: 4 pcs
  • Star Anise: 2 pcs
  • Carom Seed: 1/2 tbsp
  • Ground Nutmeg: 1/4 tsp
  • Ground Mace: 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper: 1/2 tbsp
  • Black Cumin: 1/2 tbsp
  • White Cumin: 1/2 tbsp
  • Cardamom (Large): 2 pcs
  • Green Cardamom: 5 pcs
  • Fennel Seeds: 3 tbsp
  • Cloves: 6 pcs
  • Cinnamon: 2 sticks
  • Whole Coriander: 4 tbsp (make pouch)
  • Bay Leaves: 2 pcs
  • Oil: 2.5 to 3 cups
  • Crushed Ginger Garlic: 3 tbsp
  • Flour: 1/2 cup
  • Water: as required

For Garnishing:

  • Ginger (sliced): as required
  • Green Chili (sliced): as required
  • Green Coriander: as required
  • Lemon: as required

For Nihari Special Garam Masala:

  • Long Spice: 3 pcs
  • White Cumin: 2 tbsp
  • Black Pepper: 1 tbsp
  • Large Cardamom: 1 to 2 pcs
  • Cloves: 8 pcs
  • Cinnamon: 1/5 inch long stick


Method for Making Nihari Special Garam Masala:

Grind long spice, white cumin, black pepper, large cardamom, cloves and cinnamon fine together and store in a bottle.
Whenever you serve nihari, sprinkle a hint. It will enhance the taste and flavor.

Method for Nihari

  1. Wash meat and marrow bones.
  2. Heat oil in pan, put meat, marrow bones, and also ginger garlic.
  3. Roast for 3 to 4 minutes. 
  4. Then grind salt, red pepper, turmeric, Kashmiri chili, dry ginger, star anise, carom seeds, nutmeg, mace, black pepper, black cumin, white cumin, large and green cardamom, fennel seeds, cloves and cinnamon stick and mix in the pan.
  5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes and add water.
  6. Add enough water to submerge meat pieces. Also add coriander pouch and bay leaves. 
  7. First cook at high flame; lower the flame when boiled and cook covered (for around 4 hours).
  8. When meat is tender, and tari (oil layer) comes up, remove tari in another pot and discard coriander pouch and bay leaves.
  9. Dissolve flour in two glass water and strain out to remove lumps.
  10. As if nihari is thoroughly cooked, add flour water and mix well. 
  11. Lower the flame when it simmers. Let it cook until thickened.
  12. When nihari is thick, Javed nihari is ready to serve.
  13. Either pour tari all over the nihari or add it to each plate you serve.
  14. Sprinkle nihari special garam masala while serving; also garnish with garlic, green chilies and lemon.
  15. Enjoy a delicious homemade Javed Nihari.

NOTE: Boil brain with crushed garlic and turmeric for 5 minutes and then clean it's veins.

When nihari is ready, put brain in the pan and cook for 10 minutes. Then remove brain and add while you serve.

Today, I am going to tell you the best Javed Nihari Recipe of Karachi. If you live in Karachi, you might have visited Javed Nihari Restaurant in Karachi but many times it is not convenient to go and visit the restaurant. Find here a step by step guide for best nihari recipe of Karachi and enjoy wherever and whenever you like. With clear pictures and Urdu instructions, it has become very easy for anyone to cook it yourself.

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  • Sadia zohair - Islamabad Apr 06, 2019

    Javed nehari recipie is outstanding i have made nehari several times but didn't get the taste which i got this time by following the recipe of javed nehari Its awesome

  • lubna - islamabad Nov 26, 2018

    thankyou so much

  • Rukhsana - Sahiwal Nov 12, 2018

    "Javed Nihari Recipe Javed nihari has been the best dish I have found the way to make nihari at my home.I will surely try this recipe I really liked it very much makes with the lots of spicey and the many more masala it so easy to follow and this is very tasty as well I really liked it Kfoods recipe its really easy to make it. "

  • Asfal - karachi Sep 05, 2018

    Javed nihari has been the best dish that I have ever had in Karachi and I always go there. I didn't know I can replicate the taste at home! Wow! I am definitely going to try this.

  • areesha falak - islamabad Mar 12, 2018

    wow, nihari is my favorite dish of my father in law so he requested me to make nihari for the lunch. I made it with the help of this recipe and it was literally so tasty.

  • Meherbano - Ziarat Jul 08, 2017

    all of the recipes of javed are good. But I just wanted to say why don’t you bring change to your recipes. Don’t always stick to the directions. You better change them from time to time for every kind of occasion.

  • Naeema - Nawab Shah Jun 30, 2017

    nihari is a very difficult and time consuming dish to be cooked. I made it for my father and he was so happy to see that her daughter can make nihari at home. It was really a myriad experience to make it at home. Thank you 

  • Musarat - Khairpur Jun 22, 2017

    I live in joint family and it is very difficult to cook food here for everybody. But I tried this recipe and found it very easy to make for a number of people as well.

  • Liss - Lahore Jun 20, 2017

    I made it in the lunch and my father liked it a lot. He said that her daughter is super cool that she can easily cook desi food while living here in America. I was so happy to hear this.

  • bashir ahmad - faisalabad Jun 14, 2017


  • Javaria - KARACHI Jun 14, 2017

    I use to read recipes from your page and I really adore your this effort. Now I can check any type of recipes from here online anytime. and the best thing about your recipes is that all of them are so tasty

  • zarina - indore Jun 12, 2017

    I didn’t like this one as I tried it. May be it was different for me due this reason but I would like to suggest you to share the recipe for any other nihari. Hope to see this recipe soon 

  • Hamid - Vihari Jun 09, 2017

    We went to Karachi once to my cousin home. He once took us to Javed Nihari and we really enjoyed it a lot. I can say that we never ate such nihari anywhere else. Thanks for sharing its recipe.

  • javeed - multan Jun 06, 2017

    Thank you for such a pleasing recipe of nihari. I really relished making and then eating it after making it. It was a very worthy and lovely experience to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Mehwish - Faisalabad Jun 04, 2017

    So finally I have found the way to make nihari at my home. I will surely try this recipe and please bring variety in the flavors and taste of masala. It will be great favor from you.

  • Salma - KHI May 29, 2017

    I feel so happy to tell you that this nihair was very much liked by siblings. They said that apaa you are great. There lovely comments made me happy. Thank you so much.

  • Saleem - KARACHI May 25, 2017

    This nihari reminded me of the taste of my grandmother’s hand. She used to make nihari in the same manner. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe.

  • zuhra - jhang May 19, 2017

    Making nihari was the worst experience of my life. It was very bad in taste. Kindly try to share tasty and delicious recipes. It will be a great favor from your side.

  • Farhan - faisalabad May 18, 2017

    nihari by Chef Javed. Without even looking at the recipe I can imagine of a very delicious dish because he is such a talented and outclass chef.

  • sadia - lahore May 12, 2017

    Nihari is my mother favorite dish and she cooks it many times that is delicious she cooks it according to recipes.

  • kiran - hyderabad May 08, 2017

    nihari is the favorite food of my father in law so he requested me to make nihari for the lunch. I made it with the help of this recipe and it was literally very much tasty.

  • umbreen - lahore Apr 27, 2017

    Now there has the javeed nihai recipe available who is the famous nihari of the Karachi city so you don’t have to bring that form there because here has the whole method to make it easily at home

  • salma - sukkar Apr 19, 2017

    I was randomly searching the internet and accidently found this amazing recipe of nihar. I cooked it and it was awesome in taste (Y).

  • Salina - Usa Apr 18, 2017

    Hi dear Do u have jamma haleem recipe

  • Shameem - karachi Apr 07, 2017

    this is the most easy and the tasty dish ever which we really like to and this is the most easy recipe to make it becomes mine difficult recipe of Nihari.

  • Humayun - Hyderabad Mar 22, 2017

    It is best nihari not only in karachi but also in all Pakistan. In fact, there are no restaurants for nihari in other than Sindh, and if you find it anywhere, you would not find it in perfect taste.

  • Tooba - Islamabad Mar 16, 2017

    great taste , thumbs up for these amazing recipes . I love various nihari recipes but javed nihari is the best. It is better that you eat it at home , always try to eat tasty and healthy things , i am searching more recipes here.

  • - Mar 10, 2017

    Amazingly tasty just like JAVED Nihari, thanks for this sadaqa e jaarea, Jazzak Allah

  • Hammad - G.Iqbal Karachi Mar 09, 2017

    wow, it is really exactly alike. Glad to find this nihari here and now i can enjoy it . It is very difficult to reach javed nihari because it is located at very congested road so we will make it home. That's nice idea.

  • Usman - Lahore Mar 05, 2017

    It's so tasty I tried it

  • nayab - Lahore Apr 04, 2016

    Maine javed nihari try ki its tummy maine or bhi nihari ki recipe try ki hain lakin is nihari ki baat hi or hai Sab ko buhat pasand ai buhat achi recipe hai

  • Haya Ali - Mar 25, 2016

    Can anyone please tell me how to make javaid nihari available in can?

  • Syed Mukhtar Ali - Bisha KSA Feb 13, 2016

    First time I see like this type of recipe, very simple and easy to understand.Thanks.

  • zunair - Dec 03, 2015

    is its taste same as real javed nihari? i wanna be sure before arranging its ingredients.

  • Karamat - Nov 02, 2015

    poore karachi me javed nihari ka taste sab se acha hai or is recipe se bhi wesa hi taste ana chahiye

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