How to make Nalli Nihari -

Mutton pieces browned on high heat and the pressure cooked with a bunch of flavourful spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Nalli Nihari Recipe Card


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.

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.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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