Dahi Gosht

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 663 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Dhuwan Dahi Gosht is mutton cooked in a spicy onion tomato based gravy and then infused with fragrant smoky flavor. Here is how to make it.



  • 600 g Mutton
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • 3-4 Clove
  • 5-6 Black peppercorns
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Black cardamom
  • 3-4 Dry red chilli
  • 2 cups Onion Thinly sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger Pounded
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic Pounded
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 piece Charcoal
  • 4-5 drops Kewra eassence
  • 1 tsp Ghee


  1. Heat oil in a pressure pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, add cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, black cardamom and dry red chilies.
  3. Fry for 20 seconds.
  4. Add onion and fry till pinkish.
  5. Add ginger and garlic and fry till they turn golden brown.
  6. Now add mutton and cook on high heat for 3-4  minutes.

  7. Mix yogurt with coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala powder.
  8. Add the yogurt in the mutton.
  9. Add 1/2 cup water.
  10. Cover the lid of the pressure pan and cook till the mutton is done.
  11. For me it took one whistle on high heat and then 10 minutes on low heat.
  12. Meanwhile heat the piece of coal on the gas till it turns red.
  13. When the mutton is done, open the lid when the pressure is released on it own.
  14. Do not release the pressure yourself as it will lead to discoloration of the gravy.
  15. Keep a piece of aluminium foil on top of the mutton.
  16. Keep the piece of coal on the foil.
  17. Pour kewra essence and ghee on the coal and immediately cover the lid of the pan.
  18. Let the smoke penetrate the gravy .
  19. Open the pan after 10-12 minutes.
  20. Remove the coal and aluminium foil and give the mutton a stir.
  21. You can reheat before serving if you want.
  22. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  23. Serve hot with Naan or rice.
Nutrition Facts
Dahi Gosht
Amount Per Serving
Calories 663 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 9.6mg12%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.