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Chicken Nihari

Nihari is mostly made with beef but people who don’t eat beef can try this ……….



  • 2 kgs. Chicken pieces (large size pieces)
  • 1 ½ cup oil
  • 100 gms Aata (wheat flour)(pan roasted and mixed with water)
  • 1 tspn garlic paste
  • 1 tspn ginger paste
  • 1 litre. Water


  • 2 tbspns red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn nigella seeds
  • ½ tbspn garlic powder
  • ½ tbspn Fried dried onion
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tspn Fennel seeds
  • 1 tbspn black pepper
  • ½ tspn mace
  • 1 tspn nutmeg
  • 1 tbspn ginger powder
  • 1 tbspn black cumin
  • ½ tspn cloves
  • ½ cup lemon juice


-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 ginger and stir and then add meat and masala and Fry For Few minutes. Add 1 litre of water and cover. Cook on very low heat until the meat is very tender.

-Dissolve 100gms of pan roasted Flour in 1 glass of water (avoid lumps) and stir this mixture into the curry and stir well.

-Cook For 30 minutes.

-And Finally after a lot of struggle and cooking, Nihari is ready. Serve it hot with naan or parathas and enjoy.

Keema Shimla Mirch

Keema Shimla Mirch is a well known dish in Pakistani home cooking. We make mincemeat with many variations, sometimes we add potatoes, sometimes we add peas, sometimes capsicum, sometimes green chillies, sometimes onion, sometimes cauliflower, sometimes bittergourd and so on but this is my favorite because I love the aroma and taste of capsicum …..

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  • 500 gms beef/lamb/chicken/mutton mincemeat
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 4 tbspns yogurt
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Special garam masala
  • 1 green chilli sliced
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Red chilli powder (to taste)
  • A pinch of fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbspns chopped green coriander
  • 1 capsicum cubed
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic (freshly crushed)


-Heat oil and fry ginger garlic in it. Add onion and fry until its brown. Now add salt, red chilli powder and mincemeat. Break mincemeat into small pieces with a wooden spoon and mix well with other ingredients.

-When it starts changing its colour, add yogurt and tomatoes. Cook covered on medium heat until the tomatoes lose their stiffness.

-Add green chilli, garam masala, fenugreek leaves and capsicum. Cook covered for another 10 minutes.

-Now on high heat simmer the mincemeat and take it out in a dish when the oil comes up.

-Serve hot with rotis.


Haleem is a traditional pakistani dish, made up of beef and lentils, do try this and make your day …


  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 litres water (15 glasses of water)
  • 500 gms of boneless beef
  • 100 gms of marrow bones


  • ½ cups oil
  • A large sized onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tspn garlic paste
  • Few curry leaves
  • A pinch of cumin seeds


  • 1 cup whole wheat grains
  • ½ cup unsplitted oats
  • ½ cup gram daal
  • 4 tbspns moong daal*
  • 4 tbspns masoor daal*
  • 8 tbspn urad daal
  • 2 – 4 cups of water


  • 2 tspns chaat masala
  • Some salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves
  • 6 – 8 dried red chillies
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tbspn dried coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn garam masala powder


  • Garnish platter


-Combine all the grains together and soak it for 24 hours.

-Combine all the ingredients given for masala except chaat masala in a blender and make fine powder.

-Heat 1 cup of oil in a thick bottomed pot and fry beef bones and meat for 10 minutes. Add powdered masala except chaat masala.

-Fry for another 5 minutes.

-Add soaked grains and 2 litres of water.

-Let it cook for 8 – 12 hours on very low heat, until the beef and lentils start decomposing. Remove bones.

-After 10 hours start stirring it, pressing them with stirring spoon.

-Meanwhile heat rest of the oil and fry curry leaves, onion and cumin seeds and when they begin to splatter add it to the gravy and stir.

-Add chaat masala, mix and serve hot with naan bread and garnish platter.


Superb Haleem is ready to serve.

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-Cook on low heat and stir it occasionally.

-After 10 hours, start pressing and stirring the whole thing.


This will serve 8 – 10 persons easily.


Hareesa is a dish made up of grains and meat, mixed well together, try and love …


  • 1 kg mutton or beef
  • ¼ cup basmati rice
  • ½ cup wheat grains
  • ¼ cup whole green lentils
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 tspn ground garlic
  • 2 tspns ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as needed


-Soak grains overnight. Strain them in the morning before cooking.

-Boil them in water with salt. Fry onions separately in a pan and when they are slightly red add garlic paste. Stir For a minute and add meat, salt and water. Cook until its tender. Take out meat From the broth and grind it coarsely.

-Put it back in the same broth along with wheat, rice and green lentils. Add black pepper and cook Further. Mix well.

-Separately in a pan Fry onions and introduce them to hareesa with oil.


Tasty grains and meat dish which is called Hareesa is ready to serve.

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-Soak and boil grains separately.


This will serve 4 – 6 persons easily.