Pakistani Beef Nihari Without bone - 1kg
Pakistani Beef bone with marrow - 1kg
Shan Nihari Masala - 50gm
Here's a recipe for Shan Nihari, a traditional Pakistani slow-cooked stew:
- 1 kg beef shank or stewing beef, bone-in or boneless
- 3-4 tbsp cooking oil or ghee
- 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp wheat flour (atta)
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 2-3 green cardamom pods
- 2-3 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Shan Nihari Masala (available at Pakistani or Indian grocery stores)
- 6 cups water
- Salt to taste
- Fresh coriander leaves, for garnish
- Ginger julienne, for garnish
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- Heat oil or ghee in a large pot or pressure cooker on medium heat.
- Add the sliced onions and fry until they turn golden brown.
- Remove half of the fried onions and set aside for garnish.
- To the remaining fried onions in the pot, add the wheat flour (atta) and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes until it turns golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma.
- Add the ginger paste, garlic paste, green cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds. Stir well.
- Add the beef shank or stewing beef, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and Shan Nihari Masala. Stir well to coat the meat with the spices.
- Add water and salt to taste. Stir well and bring to a boil.
- If using a pressure cooker, cover the cooker with the lid and pressure cook on low heat for about 1-1.5 hours, or until the meat is tender and falls off the bone easily. If using a regular pot, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is tender, stirring occasionally.
- Once the meat is cooked, use a spoon to skim off any excess fat from the surface of the stew.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, fried onions, and ginger julienne.
- Serve hot with lemon wedges and naan, roti, or crusty bread on the side.
Enjoy your delicious Shan Nihari!