Nalli Nihari - SK Khazana

This delicacy is cooked overnight and served piping hot for breakfast This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Nalli Nihari - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Lamb shanks, Nihari masala
Cuisine Moghlai
Course Main Course Mutton
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 1-1.30 hour
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Nalli Nihari - SK Khazana

  • 750 grams Lamb shanks
  • 4 teaspoons Nihari masala
  • 4 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic water
  • 7 Medium onions sliced
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Ginger-garlic-green chilli pasgte
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Whole wheat flour
  • 1 inches Ginger cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • for garnishing Green chillies chopped
  • for garnishing Fresh coriander sprig


  1. Heat mustard oil in a handi till it smokes. Add garlic water and half the onions, mix and sauté till golden brown.
  2. Add lamb leg pieces and mix. Add remaining onions and salt, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and nihari masala, mix well and cook till the ghee separates.
  4. Add yogurt and mix well. Add sufficient water, stir to mix and bring to a boil. Add salt, mix well, cover and cook till fully done.
  5. Take wheat flour in a bowl, add some water and mix well and add to gravy. Add most of the ginger strips and coriander leaves, mix well and cook till the gravy thickens slightly.
  6. Garnish with the remaining ginger strips, green chillies and coriander sprig and serve hot.