Sunday, June 23, 2013

Aloo Gosht

When you cook mutton with potatoes, you basically get this mutton dish known as Aloo Gosht. That's it guys and potatoes by far, can we say no to? You tell me. We definitely won't reject potatoes (Aloo Gobi, Dum Aloo & Chilli Aloo). God! A favourite of ours and its somehow like a habit potatoes must go into curries, wouldn't you agree? Mutton curry and potatoes? What say you? Nothing to say right? I know (Mutton Parathal, Masala Mutton CurryMutton Dalca, Mutton KurmaPepper Mutton CurryEasy Mutton Curry, Mutton Keema & Rogan Josh). Moreover, mutton by itself? What should I say? We Indians and our love for mutton goes back to millions of years ago and till this day, no festival is complete without a mutton dish or a special occasion can take place without mutton or at least once a month, mutton dish must be our food delight? Of course. For us personally (Shahi Mutton Curry, Mutton Varuval, Indian Mutton Meatball Soup & Mutton Soup). Right. Today ladies and gentlemen, I am featuring another, obviously a mutton dish? Aloo Gosht. Like I have already told you, mutton and potatoes and for a dry style, cooked with dried chillies and spices.

400g mutton - cut into bite sizes
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp onion paste
8 dried red chillies - cut into 1/2 inch length
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp fennel powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
2 potatoes - cubed into medium size pieces
Oil as needed
Salt for taste  
Mix ginger paste, onion paste and garlic paste into mutton and keep aside.
Add a bit of salt into potatoes
Fry potatoes in heated oil until light brown. 
Remove and keep aside. 
Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same pan. 
Add dried red chillies and all of the powdered spices.
Stir in, add mutton and salt.
Stir again and pour about 1 cup of water.
Simmer until mutton is cooked and gravy thickens.
Finally add curry leaves and fried potatoes.
Give a good stir and remove from heat.


  1. U r so profesional., :)
    Keep in touch

  2. Stopped eating very mutton due of smell & change in color to black after cooking.Here we get different varieties from all over the world & butchers say its fresh. But how it will be fresh when it is imported from other country & don't know how much time it takes to reach the shop.

    Loved your take with chilly & addition of potatoes makes it more tempting.

  3. oh wow... love what i am seeing... sure this must be really good...

  4. I have never cooked mutton or any meat with potatoes myself.But yes I have eaten because my Muslim friends add all sorts of vegetables in it, even leafy greens. I like the taste of fennel powder in mutton.

  5. wonderful recipe. I like the use of dash of fennel powder. I am sure this mutton is quite aromatic and delicious.

  6. delicious looking dish, can't comment on mutton but I can make it with tofu.

  7. Yes, I have seen other post of yours & couple other blogs where potato was used as a combination with Mutton. But papaya juice addition to tenderize meat is brand new!! Also I have seen people pressure cook mutton, one of the hardest meats in the world!
    Love the color and the freshness of the fry! 10 dried red chilli, Wow - that must have been pretty hot!
    Love the shots and the demonstration!

  8. useful tips to remove the smell of the mutton!!

    I dont always eat Mutton, but when its cooked properly, it can be a delish!

  9. Looks delicious Nava.. Loved the addition of fennel powder.. Lovely recipe dear :-)

  10. I agree, cooking mutton can be tricky, but if cooked properly, it is one of the most satisfying foods on earth (atleast for me!) Loved this mutton recipe. YUM!

  11. wow..potato with mutton looks interesting nava...that is really inviting me with some chappathi's on plate

  12. My mil used to prepare mutton with potato and It would be at the most tasty.... New thing is adding papaya juice... In Sg I doubt whether they give mutton or beef... So not tried using it.

  13. Oh looks delicious Nava. I too love potatoes in meat. Its such a wonderful combo :-)

  14. u are good in cooking :3 love curry ~

  15. This looks so scrumptious, love the combination of mutton and potato!!

  16. can't say anything abt recipe being vegetarian...
    what brings me here is your neat and beautiful pictures.. superb dear!!!

  17. I love mutton but have never made a mutton curry, sounds great.

  18. Looks real delectable Nava ! I love adding potatoes to mutton dishes too...simply superb ! love your clicks !

  19. This curry sounds utterly fantastic my friend :)
    Very spicy too!

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. Mutton dishes are incomplete without potatoes...I cannot agree more. I love love love that combination as much as I love what you have done to this dish. It looks super gorgeous and super tempting!You know what, next time I visit I may just invite myself to your place:-)

  21. simple yet comforting food nava.. i also follow same the same version..

  22. Hi Nava, this mutton dish look very inviting. I need extra rice to go with your this awesome dish. :))

    Have a great week ahead.

  23. Addition of papaya juice is a new tip to me !! And yes, mutton & potatoes are a deadly combo :)

  24. Love this recipe. Mutton galore. But will skip papaya juice. Not sure whether my papaya allergy extends to the juice from papaya leaves.

  25. well blended together with masala...looks yum!!

  26. yummy yummy this sedap and must try


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