Dehli Nalli Nihari Recipe Best Old Food of Dilli

History of Nehari

Nihari is a well known Mughal nourishment from eighteenth century. Word Nihari originated from Arabic word Nahar which means morning, it is likewise articulated as Nahari.

Generally Nihari was cooked gradually over night and had as breakfast in early crisp mornings (as the name proposes, its a morning nourishment) yet you can appreciate it in lunch or supper. This is a fiery stew with awesome flavors and smells of various flavors. Nihari is considered as most well known dish in Pakistan alongside Biryani. Here is the manner by which to cook nihari at home (this is old Delhi or Dilli Nihari formula):

Nalli Nihari Recipe

Nalli Nihari Recipe is a true flour based stew. In spite of the fact that the inception of this dish is still under contest, some state it was conceived in Mughal kitchens of Awadh, Lucknow while the other connection it to Old Delhi recently in the eighteenth century.

By and by, we’re going to concentrate just on keeping the taste super true.

It is said that Nalli Nihari Recipe tastes best when cooked with the hamburger shanks, which is otherwise called Nihari Paya in Hyderabad. I am making it with sheep meat. You can duplicate glue a similar formula with chicken and hamburger too.

The importance of word ‘Nihari’ has an association with the way we going to cook it.

Nalli Nihari In Delhi:


‘Nihari’ signifies ‘day’ in Arabic so this dish used to be served in the early hours of the day soon after the primary petitions in the Muslim religion.

It is best cooked medium-term in a major deg( a profound huge pot made of aluminum based material).


  • meat 1 kg with marrow bones (Nalli)
  • salt 1 tsp
  • red stew 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • squashed corriander 2 tsp
  • cooking oil 1 serving spoon
  • ginger glue 1 tbsp.
  • garlic glue 1 tbsp.
  • squashed/ground fennel 2 tbsp.
  • dried ginger (sonth) 1 tbsp.
  • flour 1/4 cup
  • cumin 2 tbsp.
  • dark cumin 2 tsp.


  • To cook meat nihari or nehari adhere to the underneath guidelines:
  • Warmth oil in a pot
  • Include meat and fry it a bit.
  • Include salt, stew powder, turmeric, coriander powder and ginger glue.
  • Blend it well and include some water, blend plain flour down the middle cup of water and add this to meat.
  • Blend all the rest of the flavors and afterward add them to meat .
  • Include 5 – 6 cups of water and spread the pot, leave it on low fire.
  • Cook it for 5 – 6 hours.
  • To Garnish fry onion cuts in a little oil until it become brilliant at that point add it to nehari.
  • Likewise decorate it with new ginger and green chilies.
  • Present with Naans or sheermal.

The Secret For The Best Nalli Nihari Recipe:

Nalli Nehari

Nalli Nihari Recipe is a flour-based stew, it’s not normal for other Indian stews which get its extravagance from onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic.

It isn’t at all entangled to make yet you will most likely be unable to bring best out of it in the absolute first endeavor. Thus, don’t lose your heart and continue cooking. Like I did😜.

Presently, I am certain you need to hear the mystery I referenced previously. The mystery is the flavors blend that we are going to use in this formula to accomplish that artfulness. The whole flavor is originating from that point, too the manner in which we cook it which means the interim of acquainting a specific fixing with the dish and furthermore the length to which we need to cook it.

Nalli Nihari Masala:

Nalli Nihari Masala is a mix of entire flavors (Khara masalas) processor into a fine powder. It is said that around 50 flavors were utilized around then, yet I am going to use around 10-12 which I believe is all that could possibly be needed to bring that flavor out.


The flavors incorporate normal garam masalas like cloves, dark peppercorns, Black cardamoms, mace, star anise, narrows leaf, cinnamon stick, cumin and nutmeg. Barely any others like fennel seeds and dried ginger likewise assume a fundamental job in the taste.

The right proportion of Nalli Nihari Masala (flavors) will be the way to remove those flavors and squeezes out of the meat.

The delicacy of the meat in this formula is over your creative mind in the event that you’ve never eaten it. The meat dissolves into the sauce and completely squashed into it bringing about bones having no meat adhering to it. That is the sort of surface we are looking here.

I am attempting my best to cause you to comprehend the dish so that regardless of whether you haven’t had it like I had at numerous Old Delhi diners still you will have the option to reproduce impeccably.

Fill me in as to whether I prevail in my mission.😍


  • 6 servings
  • 1 kg hamburger bong
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 table spoon salt
  • 1 table spoon red bean stew
  • 1 table spoon garam masala
  • 1 table spoon turmeric
  • 4 green chillies cuts(, medium size)
  • 1 table spoon zeera
  • 1 Piece dar chenni (for potli)
  • 1 table spoon sounf (for potli)
  • 1 table spoon sondh(for potli)
  • 1 cup singed onion
  • 1 piece ginger Jullian cut
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup coriander leaves


  1. Take Cloth piece and Make potli for every one of the three fixings
  2. Include hamburger in skillet and include potli
  3. Include 2 glasses of water and Cook for half hour
  4. Expel potli from hamburger
  5. Include salt, red bean stew, turmeric, zeera, and cook until hamburger done
  6. Disintegrate wheat flour in water and include nihari
  7. Cook 10 minutes in moderate fire
  8. Include greeen chillies, ginger, coriander and lemon for enhancement
  9. Present with naan or bubble rice

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