Gosht refers to tender meat, cooked for a long time, and used as an ingredient in a number of Middle Eastern cuisine, Central Asian cuisine and cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. The word stems from the Persian word gosht, meaning “meat” or “flesh”, especially that of a goat.
Aloo Gosht (mutton & potato curry) is a spicy meat gravy that has potatoes cooked with lamb or Goat meat in a thick stew. Different parts of India prepare this dish in different ways.
Today I am sharing my own recipe for Aloo Gosht using a pressure cooker and you can check my other non-veg curry Recipes. and at the end do check important notes.
1 kg mutton(goat meat )
5 tbsp Mustard oil/any cooking oil
2 onion finely chopped
2tbsp ginger paste
2tbsp garlic paste
1½ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
2tbsp coriander powder
1tbsp cumin powder
Whole garam masala
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp Black Cumin Seeds
5-6 green cardamom,
2 sticks cinnamon
Few threads of mace
1-2 Dry Red Chillies
2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1 tsp Mutton Masala
2-3 Potatoes (Peeled and cut into large chunks )
A handful of cilantro /coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Water for Gravy
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Wash and clean mutton and keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add potatoes and fry until they turn slightly brown. Remove the potatoes on a plate. Add remaining oil and heat put in the whole garam masala. When they start to crackle, put in the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for about two minutes or till raw smell goes away.
lower heat while adding dry spices powder to prevent it from burning and fry on medium heat till the oil comes up. Now add mutton and cilantro (you can add at the end but my family don’t like in Non-veg food so I always while cooking only)stir fry on a high flame for 2 minutes. Pour in hot water and add salt. Put the lid and cook for 5-6 whistles and turn off the heat and let it release pressure on its own. once pressure release naturally open the lid carefully as the gravy will be very hot and
Check mutton, using a fork or spoon does it cook properly and mutton is very tender .add more water if necessary. You can make this as thick or thin as you like (we prefer it a little thicker Check seasoning, adding more salt if necessary and at last add fry potatoes and cook until the potatoes are very soft but not falling apart.
pressure cook this mixture for about 5-6 whistles on high flame depending on your meat quality.
for open pot wait for the mixture to come to a boil, cover the lid, and let it cook for about 45 minutes or so, depending on your meat goat takes longer than lamb.
This gravy is a blend of many different spices and has to be carefully balanced to bring out the flavours the best quality mutton. The mutton pieces should be pink in colour and with bones. Try to use meat from the hind leg of the goat. They are the best to make curries.
You can make the gravy soupy by adding more water to it but my family prefer thick gravy only. You can use a tbsp Badshah brand Nawabi Mutton Masala or( you can skip )in the recipe too for a delicious flavour
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.
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