How to Make Nihari

nihari recipe

Shank Meat for Nihari, Bones and Marrow Bones

how to make nihari

Nihari Ingredients, Spices and Yogurt

nehari recipe

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.

nehari urdu recipe

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

nehari method step by step

Add Paste You Made Lately Until Oil Comes Up

adding meat in nihari

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.
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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  • laraib - ISL Jul 24, 2019

    my husband like nehari alot i will make it for him it will be tasty and very easy to make and would love to eat nehari its too tasty .

  • Urooj - Faisalabad Apr 03, 2019

    Nihari has been my favorite kind of dish because it is just like a soup so it is very easy to just drink it with a spoon. My siblings disagree but it just how I eat it. Next, nihari is very easy to make as well. Very less ingredients are needed, which makes it the best recipe.

  • Alina - Rawalpindi Nov 09, 2018

    Nihari is the most favourite meat dish of mine this recipe because of it's thick and rich gravy I will also try this recipe at home for myself to try it I cook it with a great taste, that's why everyone likes it.

  • Nishab - karachi Sep 01, 2018

    Nihari step by step recipe is just the thing that I was looking for! From spices to all the making behind the scenes, this is just what a beginner cook needs when cooking for the first time! I am looking forward to more recipes like these!

  • sidra - larkana May 24, 2018

    Although I’m not much of a nihari fan, my mother adores the nihari recipe so for mother’s day I wanted to surprise her by making her, her favorite dish. I followed the nihari step by step recipe from here and my mom loved it. Thank you!

  • Rekha Kumari - Bangalore May 01, 2018

    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

  • rimsha khan - karachi Apr 11, 2018

    Thank a lot 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 to taste as well and my family always like this nihari which I make according to kfoods recipe.

  • salma hasan - karachi Feb 28, 2018

    Cooking is my love and I love trying it. As cooking is love, i am a good cook in my family thank you for sharing nihari recipe.

  • Shazia - vihari Aug 28, 2017

    Nihari banane ki recipe isi tarhan ki chahye thi mujhe jis me detail me har cheez batayi gai ho. pictures ke sath sath. Then phir mai nai bhi hoon cooking me is liye bhi mujhe dekh dekh kar pakane ki adat hai. Ya phir ammi se puch puch ke pakati hoon.

  • Saim - Hyderabad Aug 23, 2017

    Nihari is superb food. When your hunger is shining at afternoon, and you eat a hot nihari with hot tandoori naan. You would forget everything else. It is surely a nice food to eat and enjoy regularly.

  • Sidrah - Jul 19, 2017

    Wonderful recipe. I will always make nihari with this recipe. It is very easy and explained very well.

  • Shireen - KHI Jul 08, 2017

    nihari is the most favourite meat dish of mine. I try to eat it very often , ask my husband to bring it while returning from office however I would love to make it myself. :)

  • kawal - Mirpur khaas Jun 30, 2017

    my elder brother wants to have new dishes in the breakfast so I thought of making nihari for him and then surprising him. I made this nihari for my brother. He was very happy to have it. I must say that you have given a miracle to my hands. Thank you.

  • Ayesha - Karachi Jun 22, 2017

    We all know that the real taste of nihari lies in dhabas only so I am very much grateful to you for providing me with this outstanding recipe chicken nihari.

  • Razia - Rawalpindi Jun 20, 2017

    my friend as she likes to eat nihari a lot. She was so happy to eat it that I can make her favorite food in a very good, tasty and mouthwatering way

  • Naeema - Islamabad Jun 14, 2017

    nihari is a desi dish and the taste of this dish increases when you make it using mutton. the fascinating smell of nihari makes the butterflies in my stomach fly.

  • Farhan - Hyderabad Jun 12, 2017

    Cooking is my love and I love trying it. As cooking is love, the food made from it is also a love filled with taste and pleasure, thank you for sharing nihari recipe.

  • Naheed Khan - Karachi Jun 09, 2017

    Nihari is my favorite recipe because of it's thick and rich gravy. When it is fresh and hot and we eat it with fresh tandoori naan, it gives amazing taste that's why I always make it again and again.

  • Rohi - rawalpindi Jun 06, 2017

    My sister in law told me that I have to make nihari in the breakfast. I didn’t know the way to make it and I searched the internet and found it here on your website. You solved my problem.

  • Laiba - Burewala Jun 04, 2017

    nihari is such a delicious and mouthwatering dish. I truly love this food and the one stated here on this page is quite easy to be followed and tasty to eat.

  • Maliha - Thatta May 29, 2017

    I like nihari very much so that is the reason I was searching the internet to make it for me. Finally I found it here. Thank you so much for the yummy recipe.

  • ayesha - Mirpur khaas May 25, 2017

    Cooking is my hobby and I love to try new recipes always. I thought to make this so perfectly and it was superb in taste of your recipe. I made it.

  • Sadia - Lahore May 19, 2017

    This is a perfect recipe for small family breakfast gatherings as it is so easy to make and delicious to eat. Keep on sharing such kind of easy recipes. Thank you so much.

  • ayesha - KARACHI May 18, 2017

    Finally I have found the way to make nihari so easily and efficiently. I will surely try this recipe tomorrow. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  • Farheen - Islamabad May 12, 2017

    please upload recipe of shwarma and let me tell you that I learn a lot from this website.

  • Haniya - KARACHI May 08, 2017

    I never ever tried nihari before this in my life. I am very thankful to you as you have made me able to cook nihari at my own. It was tremendously amazing.

  • Shumaila - Hyderabad May 02, 2017

    This nihari recipe is very scrumptious. There is a hotel near our house which offers very tasteful nihari. We often visit that restaurant; they offer various kinds of desi dishes which we keep eating after some days.

  • resham - karachi Apr 27, 2017

    By the following this site I can easily make the any dish to see their photos who mentioned with the method step by step whole recipe

  • Rakhshanda - Haripur Apr 26, 2017

    Which meat can we use to make this nihari? We usually use beef but prefer mutton whenever possible. It can also be made with chicken; what's your opinion kfoods? which is the best and healthy meat?

  • 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

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  • 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.

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