Nihari (Breakfast Meat Curry)
A famous Delhi meat curry eaten for breakfast after the first Muslim prayers.
800g Lamb on bone diced ( I used Ox tail here)
2 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
1 tsp hit red chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground fennel seeds
2 tbsp ghee
1 cinnamon stick
Seeds of 3 black cardamom pods crushed
½ tsp black pepper
2 onion sliced
2 tbsp Atta flour mixed with water to a paste
Juice of ½ of lemon
Mix meat with half the ginger and garlic paste and all the ground spices in a saucepan , cover the meat with water, season with salt and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
Heat ghee in separate pan ,add whole spices , crushed cardamom seeds and pepper fry 30 sec's. Add onions and fry for 15 mins , add rest of ginger and garlic paste then add the meat and all the stock. Stir in flour paste stir well. Cook for 5 mins then add lemon juice and season to taste.