Mutton Nihari! A traditional yet irresistible mutton recipe which has been popular since Mughal's period. Besides mutton, Nihari can also be cooked with chicken, lamb or beef in some regions. In general, mutton nihari is a slow-cooked stew which is made with lots of spices and masala powder. Well! If you are a true mutton lover, then you should definitely try this recipe. Have a look at the recipe here...
Ingredients For Nihari Masala
3-4 star anise
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 tsp dried ginger powder
1 blade mace
4 green cardamoms
4-6 small bay leaves
3 cinnamon sticks (1 inch)
15 black peppercorns
4 black cardamoms
1 Kg mutton shanks
2-3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 cup ghee/ oil
2 large chopped onions
½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ inch ginger chopped into strips
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
4 tbsp of fresh yoghurt
Water as required
Salt to taste
Method To Prepare 'Mutton Nihari'...
Dry roast all the masala ingredients and blend them all together into a fine powder and set it aside.
Heat the ghee/ oil in a wok and add the onions and saute them until golden brown. Then add the mutton shanks and mix them well.
Now add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, nihari masala, salt to taste, yoghurt and mix them well. Let it cook for a few minutes.
Add required water (4-5 cups) and give a quick mix. Cover and let it cook on a low flame until it is completely done.
Meanwhile, into a bowl combine the wheat flour with some water and see to that there are no lumps formed. Add this mixture to the mutton gravy and give a nice stir.
Finally add the chopped coriander leaves, ginger strips and leave it until the gravy slightly thickens and the mutton starts to leave the bones. Turn off the flame and serve hot.
So my dear mutton lovers, do try this delicious and spicy 'Mutton Nihari' recipe and enjoy...
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