Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dal Gosht/ Goat in Lentils Gravy

Dal gosht is a popular Indian dish which is a medley of mutton, spices, and lentils cooked till perfection. Dal gosht is a recipe I am sure that will be liked by all. This is so delicious and flavorful that it goes well with anything like rice/ rotis/ flavored rice/ naans. Even you can eat this along with brown bread (I like it that way). In this recipe, the lentils play an important role. This recipe can be prepared using any variety of lentils. Some use split Bengal gram, some use split pigeon peas. It all depends upon your taste and choice.

As a kid, I used to eat this dal gosht, when we were living in Andhra. Our neighbors often made this and whenever they make, they would share with us. Like all the other Hyderabadi dishes, I loved it at first bite. But as we moved out of Andhra, I completely forgot about this dish. Recently when I ate this at my friends' place, all the memories associated with this dish came through and my liking for this dish once again started.

Before I forget about this recipe, I thought of making it and posting it in my blog, so that it will be always there as a reference for me whenever needed.  In this dish, the mutton pieces are simmered along with the flavorful combination of spices and mixed with lentils to a perfectly thickened gravy. This will be a finger-licking delicious dish, which will be an instant hit among the guests and family members.
What are you waiting for????? Without wasting a single minute, let's get started with this recipe and let me know how this turned out.


  1. Tur Dal/ Split Pigeon Peas- 1/2 Cup
  2. Split Red Lentils- 1/2 Cup
  3. Goat Meat- 2 lbs (washed and drained)
  4. Onions (sliced)- 2 nos
  5. Green Chilies (slit)- 3-4 nos
  6. Tomatoes (chopped)- 2 nos
  7. Ginger n garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  8. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tbsp
  9. Coriander Powder- 2 tbsp
  10. Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tbsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder- 2 Tsp
  12. Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
  13. Oil- 2 tbsp
  14. Water- as needed
  15. Salt- as required


  1. Wash the lentils and pressure cook them till cooked and mushy. Keep this aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add the sliced onions and fry till translucent. Add a little salt to get the onions to cook fast.
  3. Add the green chilis along with ginger and garlic paste. Stir well. When the raw smell disappears add all the spice powders. Mix well.
  4. In the above add the drained meat along with the required amount of salt, mix well till everything gets well incorporated.
  5. Close with a lid and let the meat cook till tender. Once when the meat gets cooked well add the cooked lentils, mix, drizzle the lemon juice, adjust salt accordingly and enjoy along with steaming hot rice, rotis or naan.

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