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By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

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Nihari was originally conceived as an extremely nourishing breakfast. It is a rich and hearty lamb stew which used to be given to labourers to keep their strength up over a long day. The name comes from the Urdu nihar, meaning early morning. Nowadays it is more commonly eaten at dinner, and often enjoyed at religious celebrations like Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Meat from the animals sacrificed during the festival is usually