May 15, 2016

Nihari spice powder recipe

Nihari is an urdu term meaning stew of bones and bone marrow. This powder goes great for Paya Nihari -  a classic bone stew or meat dishes. Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yields about 1 cup
Ingredients
1/2 cup or about 8 sun-dried Kashmiri red chilies or Byadagi red chilies
1 tsp black pepper seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
2 tsp fennel seeds/somph
2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp green cardamom
2 inch cinnamon stick
4 star anise flower
1 bay leaf
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Dry roast the whole spices and seeds; cool. Add the powders to it and powder them all into one mixture. Store in airtight containers.
The powder will stay fresh for 4 to 6 weeks.
If you plan to use it right away, roast the spices in  a Tbsp of ghee, powder and use.