Beef Nalli Nihari

Recipe Contributed by Made Easy Community Member : Rubina Naim

Meal type: dinner
  • 10-20 min
  • 1-3 hours
  • 6


  • Beef 1 kg
  • National Dehli Nihari Masala 4 tbsp
  • Bone marrow 3
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Funnel seeds powder 1 tbsp
  • Dried ginger powder 1 tsp
  • National Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Star anise 3 to 4
  • Yogurt 3 tbsp
  • Flour 3/4 cup
  • Oil 1 cup
  • National Salt to taste

For garnishing:

  • Ginger as required
  • Green coriander as required
  • Green chilies as required
  • Lemons as required


  • Cook bone marrows with 2 liters of water and 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste for about 3 hours.
  • Now take the bones out and keep them aside.
  • Take oil in a pan, and add ginger garlic paste, and beef. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • Now add all the other spices except flour. Add 1 cup of water. Cook on low flame for 20 minutes, then cook the masala till oil separates.
  • Add stock of bone marrows and more water. Cook on low heat for 2 hours or till the meat tenders.
  • Now take out all the oil from the gravy by tilting the pan and set it aside.
  • Mix flour with water and gradually add it to nihari and mix it. Cook for 20 minutes more.
  • When the gravy thickens add in the marrow and some oil. (save some to add at the time of serving).
  • Now take out on a plate, pour nihari oil and remaining marrow on top.
  • Garnish nihari with green chilies, green coriander, lemons, and ginger.
  • Enjoy!!!!