Nalli nihari | How to make Nalli nihari

By Madhu Dhawn  |  28th Sep 2015  |  
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  • Nalli nihari, How to make Nalli nihari
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    1 /2Hours
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About Nalli nihari Recipe

Nalli nihari is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Nalli nihari is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Nalli nihari by Madhu Dhawn will help you to prepare the perfect Nalli nihari in your kitchen at home. Nalli nihari needs few minutes for the preparation and 150 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Nalli nihari. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Nalli nihari. In case you have any questions on how to make the Nalli nihari you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Madhu Dhawn. Nalli nihari will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Nalli nihari

Ingredients to make Nalli nihari

  • 1kg - mutton (shoulder and shanks cut)
  • 3 large or 5 medium - onions
  • 2 tbs - garlic paste
  • 250 - gms yogurt
  • 50 gms/4-5 tbsp (roasted) - channa powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbs - saunf
  • 1 tsp - ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp - zeera
  • 1/2 tsp - kali mirch
  • 2 - badi elichi
  • 6 - small elichi
  • 5 - laung
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 1 blade mace/javitri
  • 1 - tej patta
  • 1 tsp - khus khus
  • 2 tsp - red chilli powder/degi mirch
  • 1/2 tsp - anardana powder
  • 2 cups - Oil/ghee

How to make Nalli nihari

  1. Starting from saunf to anardana mix all in mixer grinder. Pulse for a few seconds.
  2. Heat oil, add sliced onions, cook till brown, add garlic paste and saute for a while.
  3. Add mutton and saute for good 15 minutes, add mixed masala and bhuno/roast for another 5 minutes, add whipped yogurt and continue to roast again for 5 to 7 minutes
  4. Add 5 cups of water, salt, cover cook on low flame for 1 & a 1/2 hours.
  5. When the mutton is tender add roast chana powder dissolved in 1/2 cup of water, add to mutton, cover and cook for 10 minutes or till the oil floats on the top.
  6. We can remove the oil on the top and re-use it for chicken curry or keema,
  7. Garnish with ginger julliennes and slit green chillies

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Megha Vikram Singh3 years ago