Mohammadi Nihari

By Aqeel Ahmad

Take a plunge into the greasiest of Lahori dishes, the famous beef nihari from Mohammadi Nihari. Did I hear ‘Cholesterol’? … Are you kidding? If Lahoris start worrying about cardiac problems, we will be left with nothing to eat and will have to migrate to the nearest Chinese city.

Beef nihari

Nihari is a thick spicy curry with very tender meat pieces of beef. A thin floating layer of cooking oil on the surface is considered a delicacy. You eat it with freshly prepared oven baked loaf bread, called ‘khameeri roti‘. Finely chopped ginger, lemon and fresh coriander leaves are also served for the dressing on the table side. The combination results in a scrumptious meal that you will find very hard to forget.

Beef nihari with Nali

That’s not it. You have some more options to further enhance the experience. e.g. you can order some bone marrow (cooked of course) to be added in your serving. This is called Nali. If that doesn’t fulfill your appetite for fat, you have the option of adding fried goat brain. Yes .. that is exactly what I said .. goat brain .. fried. It is called ‘Maghaz’.

They offer both takeaway and dine-in. Mohammadi Nihari has many branches in the city e.g. Mozang Chowk and Cantt.

The word Nihari originates from ‘Nihar’ which means morning. So it is meant to be a breakfast meal. However, it is not restricted to only breakfasts anymore.

Mohammadi Nihari Menu

Price range: Rs. 150-300

Cleanliness: Average
Phone number: +92-333-4232-507


6 responses to “Mohammadi Nihari

  1. A. beautiful article

    • After much positive feedback, I decided to give it a go and bought one Fry Nehari and one Special Nehari (with Nali and Magaz) and I have to say it’s the worst Nehari I have ever tried. They don’t know how to make Nehari – taste is bad and very thick – tastes like kacha atta – I will never go back there

  2. Just an fyi, I once talked to the owner of the original Muhammadi at Qartaba Chowk (ie Mazang) and asked asked him about the other branches. He emphatically told me they were not their branches but some other Mohammadi Nihari (ie using their name without permission). I asked him, if so why don’t you take legal action? His response was k ”yeh barkat wala naam tamam musalmanoo k liay aam hay. Hum issi wja se koi action nahi laitay.”
    And he’s right, the difference is discernable in the taste of the nihari from Qartaba chowk when compared with others.

  3. zak umair ……… lolz ……………

    u guyz know nothing about the history of nahari / nihari …….. . i just wana tell you that they both are family muzang and defence ….. 🙂

  4. if any one of you have report on muhammadi naihari plz send me on

  5. lahore me kisi ko nihari banana nahi ati waha ke nihari haleem biryani karhai and korma bilkul third class hota hy.. yeh sub chezian only karachi ki achi hoti hain.

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