Hyderabadi Cuisine - Nihari

We've seen about hyderabadi cuisine and a few dishes from that cuisine. Today, we will see another signature dish of the hyderabadi's. Nihari is a beef preparation and is cooked till the meat is tender with the gravy.

Ingredients :

1/2 kg - Beef
1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp - Ginger paste
1 tsp - Pepper
1 tsp - Chilli powder
4 tbsp - Oil
3 tbsp - Flour
Salt to taste

Spice mix :

2 tsp - Fennel Seeds
2 nos - Green cardamom
2 nos - Black cardamom
2 tsp - Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp - Peppercorns
1/2 tsp - Cumin Seeds
10 nos - Cloves
1 no - Cinnamon Stick
1 no - Bay Leaf
1/4 tsp - Nutmeg
Onion slices, coriander, ginger and green chilies for garnishing

Cooking Instructions :

- Take a heavy based pot and heat oil. Fry the meat a little.
- Mix salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, pepper and ginger paste. Pour a little water. - Mix flour in half cup of water.
- Add this mixture to the meat and boil it.
- Grind all the spice mix until powdery fine.
- Add this to the meat.
- Add 3-4 cups of water cover and leave it to tenderize over very low heat.
- It will take about 7 hours for beef to get done.
- Fry some onion slices in oil until golden brown.
- Garnish the Nihari with it.
- Fresh coriander, ginger and green chilies can also be used for garnishing.

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Suggested Reading:

Hyderabadi Cuisine
Hyderbadi Biryani
Mirch ka Salan


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