Go Back
+ servings
Lamb Nihari

Simplest Lamb Nihari Recipe

A unique concoction of a myriad of spices and a flour-based stew of lamb chunks make up this Lamb Nihari. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 Servings


  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 300 g lamb
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp Nihari masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5-6 black peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour


  • Start by heating oil in a pot. Add a bay leaf and some black peppercorns into it and saute for a minute. Now add 1 large thinly sliced onion into it and let it saute until it softens.
  • Next, add the ginger garlic paste and the lamb chunks and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Now, add the Nihari masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the water and turn down the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let this simmer for around 2 hours until the meat is soft and tender.
  • Once the meat is cooked well, create a slurry using flour and a bit of water, and add it into the Nihari mixture slowly and gradually while constantly stirring it.
  • In another pan, fry 1 sliced onion until it is golden brown and cut a 1 inch piece of ginger into thin juliennss.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add a teaspoon of chill powder into it. Take it off heat and pour it directly over the ready Nihari.
    Lamb Nihari
  • Top the Nihari with a generous sprinkle of chopped coriander leaves, ginger juliennes and the fried onions.
Keyword lamb nihari
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!