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Instant Pot Nihari

Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Keyword: nihari
Servings: 4 people


  • Instant pot


  • 500 grams Beef shank
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • half packet Shan Nihari Curry Mix - 60g
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 5-8 tbsp all purpose flour (depends on how thick you want your nihari)
  • Water
  • Lemon for garnishing
  • Ginger for garnishing
  • Green chillies for garnishing
  • Cilantro for garnishing


  • Turn your Instant pot on Saute mode and add oil, once hot add in your onions and saute until golden brown
  • Next add in your ginger garlic paste and saute for another 15-20 seconds.
  • Add in your meat and stir it well with the paste, let it cook for around 3-4 minutes.
  • Next, cancel saute mode. Add all your spices mix well with the meat and top it with water till the 2/3 mark. 
  • Let it pressure cook for 25 minutes. Meanwhile make a paste out of your all purpose flour and water. This will help thicken the nihari.
  • Once the 25 minutes are over Quick release the pressure, once the pin drops remove the lid. 
  • Stir in the flour mixture with the nihari stirring slowly. Make sure there are no lumps in your flour mixture.
  • Once done, stir it well and close the lid. Put it on pressure for another 20 mins.
  • (Optional) Tarka: add in half a teaspoon of Nihari masala, some julienned ginger in hot oil for 30 seconds and mix it with your nihari before serving.
  • Once done, quick release the pressure. Garnish with julienned ginger, cilantro, lemon and green chillies.
  • Serve hot with naan.