Aloo Gosht

Cooking time: 70 minutes
Serves: 4 persons


  • 1lb mutton
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 medium onions (finely sliced)
  • 3 medium tomatoes (finely sliced)
  • 2-3 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red chilis
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 5 and 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala

Tip: For best results, use measuring utensils.


  1. Peal potatoes and cut each of them into 4 pieces. Dip in water and keep aside.
  2. Take a pot, add oil and onions. Fry on medium to high heat until golden brown.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, add garlic paste, mutton and fry for 4-5 minutes on medium heat, add cumin seeds, ginger paste, 1 tsp salt, turmeric powder, crush chilis, coriander powder, tomatoes and cover it for 5 minutes to soften the tomatoes.
  4. Uncover (after 5 minutes) and stir fry till the oil separates.
  5. Add 5 and 1/2 cup boiling water, mix it well, reduce the heat to low, cover it and let it cook until the meat tenders (about 30 minutes) depending on meat.
  6. Once the meat is done, uncover add potatoes,1 and 1/4 tsp salt, once it start cooking reduce heat to low, cover it and cook until the potatoes are done (about 15 minutes). Turn off the heat. Add 1/4 tsp garam masala, cilantro and mix it gently.

Enjoy with boiled rice!


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