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Gosht Nihari

Gosht Nihari, a gift of Awadhs to Delhi cuisine. A hearty meal is the gosht nihari, a fantastic blend of meat with aromatic spices. There are other Pakistani versions which are equally succulent. Also the nihari was traditionally made with beef, and the bones which gave the body to the gravy, although times have changed but still the Nihari rules!!
Ingredients
  Mutton 1 Kilogram
  Refined oil 2 Tablespoon
  Green cardamom 4
  Whole cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Black cardamoms 2
  Bay leaves 3
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, fried and ground
  Onions 1 Teaspoon, fried and ground
  Yoghurt 3 Tablespoon, beaten
  Rose water 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Saffron 1⁄2 Teaspoon, soaked in water
  Salt To Taste
  Ittar 3 Drop
  Wheat flour dough 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for dum)
  Fresh coriander 2 (to garnish)
  Julienned ginger 1 Tablespoon (to garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. Heat oil in a pan and add green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom and bay leaves.
2. Add the meat and sauté till lightly fried. Now add salt and turmeric and mix well. Pour in the water, cover the pan and cook.
3. When it starts boiling, add ginger- garlic paste, coriander powder, red chilli, garlic paste and onion paste.
4. Mix well and add yoghurt, rose water, garam masala, nutmeg and cinnamon powder and saffron.
Again, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

FINALISING
5. Now transfer the meat in a heavy bottom pan and strain the gravy. Add few drops of ittar and cover the pan.
6. Seal it with the wheat dough and cook on slow fire for about 90 minutes.

SERVING
7. Garnish with fresh coriander, ginger juliennes and serve hot with tandoori rotis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Delhi
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty, Rich
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Halal
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Gosht Nihari is surely something I would die for. In winter evenings, near the areas of old walled Delhi you can easily get a bowl of Nihari with Indian breads. Since nihari is available during early mornings, and evenings only, it makes the nihari exclusive. Also something which I would prefer in the winters as the spices heat you up and during summers, which would cause gastric problems. Despite of all cautions, Gosht Nihari is something worth to br flirted with.
Subtitle: 
Nihari

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