Savor the Flavor: Authentic Nihari Recipe

Dish recipes: Nihari

Transport your taste buds to the heart of Pakistani cuisine with our authentic Nihari recipe. This slow-cooked delicacy, enriched with aromatic spices, promises a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more.


2 lbs (0.9 kg) Beef Shank, bone-in

3 tbsp Ghee

2 large Onions, thinly sliced

2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 tbsp Nihari Masala

1/4 cup Wheat Flour

1/4 cup Gram Flour

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Red Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander and Ginger for garnish

Sliced Green Chilies for serving

Lemon wedges for garnish


Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pot and sauté sliced onions until golden brown. Add beef shank and ginger-garlic paste, cook until meat is browned. Mix Nihari masala, wheat flour, gram flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt in a bowl. Add to the pot and stir well. Add enough water to cover the meat and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat for 4-6 hours until meat is tender and the broth thickens. Garnish with fresh coriander and ginger.


Serve hot with naan or steamed rice. Garnish with sliced green chilies and lemon wedges for an extra kick.

Indulge in the authentic taste of Nihari, a slow-cooked marvel that captures the essence of Pakistani culinary tradition. Elevate your dining experience with this flavorful masterpiece.