How to Make Nihari

How to Make Nihari Recipe | Mutton Nihari Recipe is a most famous traditional cooking recipe. Many people are addicted to eat Nihari once in a week especially during winter season. It is very easy to prepare and gives you Finger Licking taste of Special Pakistani Dishes. Learn how to make nihari at home with this easy step by step recipe and give your views and also don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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nihari recipe

Shank Meat for Nihari, Bones and Marrow Bones

how to make nihari

Nihari Ingredients, Spices and Yogurt

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Grind Fennel and Cardamom Seeds, Dried Ginger and Pipli finely.

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Add Salt, Black Peppercorns, Red Chili, Ground Coriander, Cumin and Pre-Ground Spices with Yogurt to Make a Paste

nihari banane ka tarika

Heat Oil and Fry Onions to Golden Brown.

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Add Ginger, Garlic and Fry for 2 Minutes. Then Add Flour and Roast.

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Add Paste You Made Lately Until Oil Comes Up

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Now Add Meat to the Paste

adding water and bones

When Meat is Cooked, Add 3 Liter Water and Bones

cooking nihari

Cook on Low Heat Until Meat is Tenderized

garnishing and topping

Items for Garnishing Nihari

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nihari ke ajza

Making Nihari Recipe (in English)


  • Shanks Meat: 1 kg (large pieces)
  • Bones and Marrow Bones: 1 kg
  • Ground Garlic: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Onions: 2 medium (chopped)
  • Black Peppercorns: 10 to 12
  • Red Pepper Powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Coriander Powder: 2 tablespoons
  • White Cumin: 1 tablespoon
  • Fennel Seeds: 1 tablespoon
  • Cardamom Seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Dried Ginger: 1 teaspoon
  • Pipli: 1 teaspoon
  • (It is an ingredient of all spice powder like a grey colored round stick)
  • Yogurt: 1 cup
  • Flour: 1/2 cup
  • Lemon: 1
  • Oil: 1 cup

For Garnishing:

  • Thin sliced ginger
  • This sliced green chilies
  • Chopped green coriander
  • Diced lemon


  1. Grind fennel seeds, cardamom seeds, dried ginger and pipli and place aside.
  2. Add salt, black peppercorns, red pepper, coriander powder, cumin and recently ground spice to yogurt.
  3. Pour oil in a pan and fry for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Then add onions and fry until golden brown.
  4. Add garlic to fried onions and fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add flour and roast unless it releases aroma.
  6. Now put spices into pan which you mixed lately with yogurt. Roast until oil comes up. Now add meat and cook well and also add bones and marrow bones.
  7. Then add 3 liter water and cook on medium heat (3 to 4 hours) until meat is tenderized. When meat is fully tender and nihari is thick, add lemon juice and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  8. When oil comes up, nihari is ready.
  9. Serve with ginger, green chilies, coriander, lemon and naans.
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By Seema Aleem In Step By Step Recipes 27 Comments 58562 Views 18 Dec 2014

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  • Babara - Bahawalpur Apr 24, 2017

    oh, thanks for sharing so easy recipe for making nihari. In fact, I didn't ever think about preparing nihari myself but once I saw your recipe, I am sure to make it . Yeah, I will make it easily.

  • shajda - Lahore Apr 19, 2017

    My mother in law ordered me to make nihari for the lunch so I was searching the internet for its recipe and I found it here on this website. Thanks for solving my problem.

  • Samreen - Karachi Apr 17, 2017

    Nihari takes some longer than other recipes however it is worth making dish. If you really like to eat a special dish, must eat it and make it yourself. This is a very good recipe, I recommend it to every girl.

  • Khola - Kharian Apr 15, 2017

    I really liked the recipe you shared for making the nihari. It was really superb. The way you have used the spices and chili in it. It was outstanding that everyone liked it so much.

  • suhana - is Apr 07, 2017

    this nihari recipy has the easy method which everyone can make that easily and its show here step by step which helps to understand tahts easily by this site

  • Kinza - Kasur Apr 07, 2017

    Making nihari was never this much easy before. You have given me the best ever way to make nihari. Keep up your good work to make cooking easy for us.

  • Huma - Hunza Apr 04, 2017

    Thank you so much for providing the step by step solution to make nihari. It is really very much easy to follow and I hope it would be best in taste as well.

  • Ainy - Rawalpindi Mar 29, 2017

    I have been searching the internet for the last five hours for the recipe of nihari and finally I have found the recipe over here. Now fingers crossed hoping that it would be best in taste.

  • shahnawaz - sheikhopura Mar 26, 2017

    This is a very easy way to cook nihari. My husband likes nihari a lot and I often cook it by using your recipe. Thanks for such details and descriptions

  • Laiba - Gakhar Mar 25, 2017

    It is very vigorous and appealing dish. Keep on sharing such kind of different and easy recipes so that I can make my in laws joyful, happy, ecstatic and pleased.

  • Owais - Karachi Mar 22, 2017

    Hi, when we go to buy beef, how would be buy meat exactly for making nihari? What should we tell the meat vendor? Please tell me both English and Urdu names for specific meat. Thanks.

  • Kashif - hyderabad Mar 20, 2017

    I and my all family members love to eat nihari, when ever i visit to Karachi, i go Javed nihari and also parcel it for family . its taste is superb . now i share your recipe with my wife ...thanks

  • Rubab - Pindi Mar 19, 2017

    So finally I have found the step by step by step way to make nihari. It is really the easiest way to make nihari. Thanks a lot for providing me this recipe.

  • Jameela - Gujrat Mar 16, 2017

    You made it easy for me to cook nihari. I am here to say thanks to you for making cooking nihari in a different and unique manner that is tasty as well. thank you so much 

  • Noureen - Lahore Mar 09, 2017

    nihari is the tastiest recipe that I have ever eaten the most in my life. First we visited several restaurants in Lahore, but for being more health-conscious, we started making it with shan masala and then we will make it using this recipe.

  • Mohd ali - Mirpurkhas Dec 10, 2015

    K food's ki recipes bohat assan or zaberdust hene

  • sabayon khan - pune Nov 28, 2015

    Aap ki recipes buhat achi hoti hai

  • samrina anwer - karachi Nov 28, 2015

    Very nice nihari

  • bushra - karachi Nov 25, 2015

    Aap kai resepes buhat achi hote hair

  • muskan khan - jeddah Oct 23, 2015

    Apk sab recipies bht he asaan or zaberdast hoti h

  • Rania - hyd Sep 21, 2015

    mujhe ont ke gosht ki nihari banana bhi sikha dije . actually har bakra eid pe hamare khandan se ont ka gosht ata hai lekin koi acha salan banana nahi ata. agar ont ki nehari banani ajae to wohi bana lu gi is martaba.

  • Shazia Mangi - Aug 11, 2015

    boht asan bana diya apne nihari banana mujhe ap ki step by step wali recipes boht pasand hain kiyun ke is me kabhi mushkil nahi hoti humain

  • Zahida - Jul 26, 2015

    karachi mei ab mosam boht improve ho gaya hai or chat patte khane banane ki recipes nikal rahi hoon. Nihari ka bara mood ho raha hai or recipe bhi mil gai kfoods ki website pe. mai bana rahi hoon

  • Nida - Jul 21, 2015

    ab mosam thora behter hua hai karachi ka to ab nihari pakane ke bare me socha ja sakta hai. meri koshish hoti hai bilkul bazari taste jesi nihari banaun

  • Farheen - karachi Mar 10, 2015

    bohat he mazaidar recipe hai , thanks admin

  • Nabiha - karachi Jan 04, 2015

    I love the nihari recipe

  • nisashaikh - karachi Dec 18, 2014

    yamee aaj may aap ke recipe say nehare bana rahe hoon

  • Khurram Latif - Sirgodha Dec 18, 2014

    Assalam o alikum KFoods ki ye step by step recipe dekh kr boht acha laga mjhe khuch confusion thi nihari banane mian wo door ho gai thanks KFoods.