Maghaz Nihari

The most amazing Maghaz nihari Recipe for you. Now make it at home and you will fall in love with it. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) 3 tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
  • Dhania (Coriander seeds) 2 tbs
  • Pipli (Long pepper) 3
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Kala zeera (Caraway seeds) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Baadiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 whole
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ¼ piece
  • Laung (Cloves) 7-8
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Ajwain (Carom seeds) ¼ tsp
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black pepper corns) ½ tbs
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chili) powder 2 tbs
  • Sonth (Dried ginger powder) 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 2 tbs
  • Ghee 1 & ½ Cups
  • Tez paat (Bay leaf) 1
  • Beef mix boti 1 kg
  • Haddi guddi (Soup bones) ½ kg
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Pani (Water) 2 liters or as required
  • Pani (Water) ½ Cup
  • Atta (Wheat flour) ½ Cup
  • Pani (Water) 2 Cups
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Gaye ka maghaz (Beef brain) 1
  • Namak (Salt) to taste (if required)
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies)
  • Adrak (Ginger)
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)


In spice mixer,add fennel seeds,cumin seeds,coriander seeds,long pepper,green cardamom,caraway seeds,star anise,cinnamon sticks,mace,nutmeg,cloves,black cardamom,carom seeds,black pepper corns and grind to make a fine powder.

In bowl,ground spices,turmeric powder,kashmiri red chili powder,dried ginger powder,salt,red chili powder and mix well.Nihari masala is ready.

In pot,add ghee and let it melt,add bay leaf,beef mix boti and soup bones,mix well until color changes.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well for 2 minutes.

Add nihari masala,mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover & cook on low flame for 3-4 hours and keep stirring in between.

Switch off the flame,remove tarri and set aside.

Remove bay leaf & discard it.

In water,add wheat flour and whisk well.

Add half quantity of wheat flour mixture in nihari and mix well,cover and cook on low flame for 30 minutes.

In saucepan,add water and bring it to boil,add turmeric powder and beef brain.

Switch off the flame and rest it for 3-4 minutes,set aside and devein it.

Now add beef brain in nihari,cover and cook on low flame for 30 minutes.

Take out cooked beef brain & set aside.

If required add salt and mix.

Add remaining wheat flour mixture in nihari and mix well,cover and cook on low flame for 30 minutes.

In serving bowl,add nihari,cooked meat,cooked beef brain,tarri,green chilies,ginger,fresh coriander and serve.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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