Delhi Nihari Recipe | Tarka | Rida Aftab | Desi Food

Delhi Nihari Recipe | Tarka
Delhi Nihari Recipe | Tarka

Delhi Nihari is a classic, royal and rustic touch to it. Have it with a hot and crispy naan to enjoy it to the fullest!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Delhi Nihari, Prawns With Chili Garlic Sauce and Prawn Garlic Rice Recipes. This show of Tarka with Chef Rida Aftab aired on 16 December 2020 .












  • shank meat (boiled) 1 kg
  • Nalli (boiled) 4
  • Star anise 4
  • Cardamom 4
  • Dried ginger 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Tartaric acid ½ tsp
  • Cumin 2 tsp
  • Nutmeg ½ tsp
  • Mace ½ tsp
  • Nihari masala 3 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Fennel seed 2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Wheat flour 4 tbsp
  • Onion 1
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Chicken stock 2 cups


Grind star anise, fennel seeds, dried ginger, cumin, nutmeg, mace and cardamom in a grinder then sieve them. Now add red chili powder, salt, nihari masala, coriander powder, turmeric, ginger garlic paste and tartaric acid then mix well. Heat oil add mutton and half spices then sauté them well. Now add stock and dissolved wheat flour and cook for half an hour. When it gets thick then turns off the flame. Now heat oil and fry onion till golden brown then add half masala and give sizzling effect on nihari. At end add nail and serve.


  • Breaded prawns 1 packet
  • Garlic 1 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes ½ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Green chilies 4
  • Soy sauce 4 tbsp
  • Chili sauce 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup ½ cup
  • Capsicums 2
  • Cabbage 1 cup
  • Carrot 1 cup
  • Onion 1
  • Oil as required
  • Brown sugar 1 tsp
  • Black pepper ½ tsp

Heat oil and fry the garlic well. Then add breaded prawns and fry on a high flame. Now add all the vegetables and fry for 2 minutes. Then add red chili flakes, salt, black pepper, chili sauce, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, green chilies and brown sugar. Mix well. Lastly dish out and serve hot.


  • Rice (boiled) ½ kg
  • Green onions 1 cup
  • Carrot s 1 cup
  • Capsicums ½ cup
  • Cabbage ½ cup
  • Garlic 2 tsp
  • Black pepper 2 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • Prawns 250 gm
  • Egg 1
  • Oil 4 tbsp


Heat oil and fry the garlic. Then add prawns and fry well. Once the water gets dry add all the vegetables and mix well. Now add black pepper, salt, soy sauce and boiled rice. Mix well. Then beat egg well and add to the prawn mixture. Lastly mix everything well and dish out. Serve hot.

Delhi Nihari Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Delhi Nihari Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Rida Aftab at Masala TV show Tarka. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Rida Aftab.

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