Aloo Gosht is a spicy meat gravy that has potatoes cooked with lamb or mutton in a thick stew. Pair it with rice or naan for a gastronomic delight. Here is how to make it.
Potato and Mutton? Have you heard of this combination before?
Aloo Gosht is a spicy, thick and creamy meat gravy that originates from Pakistani and North Indian cuisine.
This gravy has potatoes cooked with lamb or mutton in a thick stew.
Different parts of India prepare this dish in different ways.
It goes very well with Chapatti, Poori, Naan or rice.
This gravy is a blend of many different spices and has to be carefully balanced to bring out the flavor.
It is pretty simple to prepare and tastes too good as well.
By adding Aloo or potatoes to this recipe, you can rest assured that kids would surely complete their servings and that too with joy!
My sunny boy completed his first serving of Aloo Gosht and even asked for yet another as he loved eating it so much!
Cooking a recipe of potato that is aloo and meat that is gosht is always fun.
Not many like the cook meat recipe of aloo gosht but for me, it is one of the most homely non-vegetarian dishes that has fine fry flavor of onion, potatoes, meat, salt and tomatoes made in minutes.
You could eat it whenever you want, however, eating it along with your clan during a nice family dinner would just bring in some more bonhomie.
I know you would surely love this recipe and that’s the reason why I have shared the same with you, read along:
Pro Tips by Neha
Use the best quality mutton. The pieces should be pink in color and with bones.
Try to use meat from the hind leg of the goat. They are the best to make curries.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can cook this curry in a normal heavy bottom pan. Just that it will take more time for the mutton to get cooked properly.
You can make the gravy soupy by adding more water to it.
You can skip adding tomatoes and only add curd to this curry. If skipping tomatoes, increase the amount of curd though.
Shaan brand has a Shaan Aloo Gosht Masala. You can use a tbsp of it in the recipe too for a delicious flavor.
You can add some Kasuri Methi at the end for a delicious flavor.
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Step By Step Recipe
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add potatoes and fry until they turn slightly brown.
Remove the potatoes on a plate.
Add black cardamom, cloves and black peppercorns in the oil and fry for a few seconds.
Add sliced onion and green chilies and fry till translucent.
Now add the ingredients to make masala paste in a blender.
Grind to make a smooth paste.
Now add mutton and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Add the masala paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt and cook until oil starts to separate from sides of the pressure pan.
Whisk the yogurt with all-purpose flour and add it in the pan.
Add a cup of hot water and potatoes. Cover the lid of the cooker and cook until mutton is done.
Aloo Gosht Recipe
- 500 g Mutton (Curry cut)
- 4 tbsp Mustard oil
- 2 Black cardamom (Crushed)
- 2-3 Cloves (Crushed)
- 4-5 Black peppercorns (Crushed)
- 1 cup Onion (Thinly sliced)
- 2 Green chillies (Slit into halves)
- 1 tbsp Coriander powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- 1 tsp Garam masala powder
- Salt (To taste)
- 1/2 cup Yogurt
- 1 tsp All purpose flour
- 2-3 Potatoes (Peeled and cut into large chunks )
- Fresh coriander (For garnishing)
Masala Paste (Grind the ingredients to make a paste)
- 1/4 cup Golden fried onions
- 1 inch piece Ginger
- 10-12 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 cup Tomatoes (Chopped)
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
- Add potatoes and fry until they turn slightly brown.
- Remove the potatoes on a plate.
- Add black cardamom, cloves and black peppercorns in the oil and fry for a few seconds.
- Add sliced onion and green chilies and fry till translucent.
- Now add mutton and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the masala paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt and cook until oil starts to separate from sides of the pressure cooker.
- Whisk the yogurt with all purpose flour and add it in the pan.
- Add a cup of hot water and potatoes.
- Cover the lid of the cooker and cook until mutton is done.
- Garnish with fresh coriander.
- Serve hot with steamed rice or Phulke.