Jump to content
CooLYar Forums - A Friendly Community by CooLYar
Sign in to follow this  

Maghaz Nihari

Recommended Posts

Maghaz Nihari is purely a pakistani dish.

Its a kind of beef stew cooked on low heat

with spices and Fried brains.

Do try this and make your day lovely …


1 kg beef (4-6 large pieces)

½ kg knuckle and marrow meat (beef)

1 ½ cup oil

1 tspn garlic paste

Onion sliced

50 gms of wheat Flour

Lots of water


2 tbspns red chilli powder

Salt to taste

2 tspn nigella seeds

1 tbspn garlic powder

3 tbspn Fried dried onion

3 tbspn cumin seeds

2 bay leaves

1 tspn Fennel seeds

2 tbspn black pepper

2 tspns mace

2 tbspn nutmeg

1 tbspn ginger powder

2 tbspn black cumin

1 tspn cloves

½ cup lemon juice


3 goat or lamb brains

1 tbspn ghee* or 4 tbspns olive oil


A bunch of coriander

3 – 4 green chillies sliced

A big piece of ginger sliced thinly


-Combine all the masala ingredients except lemon juice and

grind well into powder and mix with lemon juice.

-Now in a large, thick bottomed pot, heat one cup of oil.

Add garlic and stir and then add meat, bones and masala and Fry For Few minutes.

Add 13 glasses of water and cover.

Cook on very low heat until the meat is very tender

(For beef it will take something around 6 – 8 hours).

-Dissolve 50 gms of Flour in 3 glasses of water (avoid lumps)

and stir this mixture into the curry and stir well.

Remove bones if you want to.

-Boil brains For 5 minutes.

Heat ghee or oil and Fry boiled brains in it.

Stir this through Nihari.

-Cook For 15 minutes and meanwhile Fry onions in rest of the oil.

-Add Fried onions + oil to the mixture and again cook on low heat For 30 minutes.

-And Finally after a lot of struggle and cooking, Nihari is ready.

Serve it hot with naan or parathas and enjoy.


Tasty homemade Maghaz Nihari is ready to be served.


-Avoid lumps while mixing wheat Flour and water.

-Take shin meat.


This will serve 10 persons easily.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.