How to make Nalli Nihari - Mutton pieces browned on high heat and the pressure cooked with a bunch of flavourful spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Lamb leg pieces, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Nalli Nihari

If you are a fan of mutton, especially so of marrow, then a nalli nihari is a must have. Lamb leg pieces cooked along with browned onions and plenty of masala. Preparing and storing this delicious nihari masala makes this recipe much quicker to prepare.

For more recipes related to Nalli Nihari checkout Nalli Nihari, Nalli Gosht. You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Lal Gosht, Aromatic Lamb Shank Stew, Pudina Gosht, Turai Gosht.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Nalli Nihari Recipe

  • Lamb leg pieces 500 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Nihari masala 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Deep fried onions 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger,cut into thin strips 1 inch


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep pan, add mutton pieces and sauté on high heat till well browned. Add nihari masala and continue to sauté for two minutes.

Step 2

Add half the fried onions and mix. Add two cups of water and salt and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook till the mutton is completely cooked.

Step 3

Mix whole wheat flour in half a cup of water well so that there are no lumps. Add the remaining fried onions to the mutton mixture. Add the wheat flour mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Cook till the gravy thickens. Add ginger strips and cook till the mutton begins to leave the bones. Serve hot.