Aloo Gosht (Mutton and potato Curry)


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.

Mutton Curry

Mutton Biryani

ingredients

1 kg mutton(goat meat )

5 tbsp Mustard oil/any cooking oil

2 onion finely chopped

2 tbsp ginger paste

2 tbsp garlic paste

1½ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder

2 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp 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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method

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. 

Serve it with white steamed rice /roti /paratha or naan Along with Green salad or PIckled onion.

Notes:-

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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Malai Kofta


Malai Kofta is a popular North Indian vegetarian dish consisting of paneer balls afloat a creamy gravy.It’s Main Course of Indian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of Mashed Paneer with spices.Malai means cream and kofta are fried dumpling balls.usually they are made up of mashed potatoes, with or without paneer. other kofta gravy recipes on my blog are Makhani Chicken Kofta and Chicken Kofta Curry(it’s a non-vegetarian dish)

To prepare this malai kofta recipe the koftas are made with potatoes and paneer. these melt in the mouth koftas are soaked in a creamy, sweet and mildly spiced curry. One can use store-bought Paneer or Homemade.

Makhni means cream based gravy which is prepared using tomatoes cooked along with Indian spice ,butter & cream added for a smooth texture.Koftas in India are usually served cooked in a spicy /mild, curry/gravy and are eaten with Cooked rice or a variety of  Indian flatbreads like Naan

 Ingredients For kofta

 Paneer 250 gm

 Potatoes 2 boiled & mashed

 Salt to taste

 Garam masala 1/4 tsp

 Corn flour 1 1/2 tbsp

 Refined flour 1 tbsp

 Onion Finely Chopped 1 small

 Green chilli finely Chopped 1

Ginger Grated 1 tbsp

Garam Masala 1/2 tsp

Green Coriander leaves 1 tbsp finely chopped

Cashewnut pieces 1 tbsp

Raisins 10-12

Additional refined flour 2 tbsp (for rolling)

Oil for Frying

Ingredients for gravy

Butter 150 gm

Tomato,blanched ,deseeded & pureed 500 gm

Salt to taste

Fresh  cream 100 gm

Kasoori methi powder 1 tsp

Sugar 1 tsp (optional)

Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1 tsp

Water as required for gravy

 Method

In a bowl add all ingredients mentioned above for kofta except oil ,cashew nut & raisins mix  & make equal size ball.Take a portion of mixture flattened on palm.stuffed cashew nuts & raisins.close properly using palm make a ball.put additional flour in a plate for rolling .make balls of entire mixture & roll in additional flour.

Heat oil in a pan deep fry Fry 3 or 4 balls at a time until they are a golden brown and keep aside on an absorbent paper.In another pan add half quantity of butter .add 1 tsp of oil to prevent burning of butter.add tomato puree,red chilli powder ,sugar,Kashmiri chilli powder ,kasoori methi powder,cumin powder & cook for 5-6 min.then add water  & salt to adjust gravy consistency.  once it started boiling add rest of butter & simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes.add fried Koftas so that koftas in a gravy.Turn off heat & add cream stir carefully .Serve with Rice/naan.

 Tips :-1)While adding salt in gravy always be careful as we added salt in kofta too.Adjust spices as per own taste buds.

 2)Stuffing of nuts are optional if one doesn’t like can skip it.

 3)If serving malai kofta later, you can just prepare the gravy and add koftas while serving. these koftas are really soft. so if you add them before and serve them later, they will break. add only if ready to serve immediately.

Paneer Magaz Masala


Paneer magaz  masala is a  vegetarian dish that combines paneer with a medium spicy and creamy gravy.Seeds of musk melon that are usually dried  used to add flavor to rich Indian dishes and desserts. A cream white shell with a soft oval kernel inside. Magaz is the Hindi name for Muskmelon seeds.Easily available at grocery store.It’s paste form, it adds to the consistency of gravies for curries and when mixed with Indian spices.

Ingredients

Paneer – 250 g

Onion- 1(large size) chopped

Tomato puree-150 grams

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Melon seeds 2 tbsp  soaked & grind

Kashmiri red chilli 1 tsp

Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp Butter – 1 tbsp

One small bay leaf

Green Cardamom – 1

Cinnamon stick – 1″

Fresh cream – 1 cup

Method

Heat oil in a pan and saute onions until translucent. Remove from heat and let it cool. Grind it to a fine paste. Heat a tbsp of butter and add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cardamom.Add grind onion paste.Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt & Kashmiri red chilli powder.Stir everything together and let it cook for 5 minutes.Add half of the tomato puree & mix well. Add the rest of the paste little at a time, check for the right amount of sour taste and add more.Cook this mixture until the raw smell of the spice and tomato disappears. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes.Add magaz paste cook for 2-3 min & cream to the onion tomato gravy and bring it to a boil.Finally, add paneer, crushed kasoori methi and a cup of water or more if required. Let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes and turn off the stove.Serve with Roti/ Naan

Aloo Palak


Spinach is an excellent source of lots of vitamin & minerals.It is a very good source of dietary fiber, Spinach means Palak in Hindi language. It is a leaf-based  dish eaten in the Indian Subcontinent with bread such as roti or rice.Potatoes means aloo in hindi .its a dish cooked with Spinach, potatoes & Indian Spices.

Ingredients

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed, (lightly sauteed in 1/2 tbsp of oil)

2 bunches spinach chopped

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 onions finely chopped

1-2 tomatoes chopped or puree

2 green chillies slit

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 1/2 cups water

salt to taste

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tbsp cream optional

1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek leaves

2 tbsp oil

Method
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the onions and green chillies and sauté the onions till they turn transparent.Add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3-4 minutes.add tomatoes and cooked now add turmeric powder ,red chilli powder and coriander powder and combine well.Add the spinach and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the fried potato cubes and combine. Cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes.Add the water and salt and cook on medium heat for 12-15 minutes or till the potatoes are tender. Add malai, garam masala powder dry fenugreek leaves and combine.Reduce flame, cover and cook for a mt. Turn off heat and serve hot with Rotis or steamed rice.
Tips -if you want u can use spinach paste too,a taste will be same.

Mirch Ka Salan


Salan means Curry & Mirch means Chilli .It’s an authentic & traditional spicy dish of  Hyderabad,India .It’s  prepared with green chillies and relished along with Biryani recipes.Mirchi ka salan, or curried chilli peppers, is a popular dish made with a variety of long & spicy  chillies, spices  with flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds.Serve with Biryani /rice /pulao.I am sharing my version of Mirch ka salan as my family like this curry along with biryani .Originally 15-20 Chilli are added in this Curry.

Ingredients

Green Chilli 4-5

Sesame seeds 2 tbsp

Peanuts 1/4 cup

Desiccated coconut 1/3 cup

Onion 1(sliced)

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Dry red chillies 3

Garlic 5-6

Ginger 1″

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tbsp

Green Coriander leaves(chopped) 1 tbsp

Tamarind pulp 1tbsp

Oil 4 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Curry leaves 10-12

Salt to taste

Water 3 cups

Method

Make a cut in green chillies then  heat oil in a deep pan and  fry for 3-4 minutes. Drain on tissue paper. Dry roast cumin seeds, Peanuts, sesame seeds & desiccated coconut in a pan.Grind together red chillies, peanuts, cumin seeds, Desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, garlic and ginger with enough water into a paste. Take  1 tbsp of the leftover oil in another pan and heat. Add mustard seeds and once it crackled  add curry leaves and onion. Mix well and sauté till the onion becomes translucent  after that add a ground paste and mix well.then  Add turmeric powder & coriander powder cook mixture stir continuously till it started leaving oil then and 3-4 cups of water. Stir and cook for a 2 to 3 minutes. Add the fried green chillies, salt and tamarind pulp. Mix well and cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Tips :-one can add more green chilli as per requirement.

Check this Link  for Biryani

https://aayushimanish.wordpress.com/category/rice-biryanipulao/

Aloo Gobhi Curry


Boiled Potatoes & fried Cauliflower Florets ,Seasoned & simmer with Indian Spices.

Ingredients

  • Boiled potatoes 4 med size cut in chunks
  • Cauliflower florets 2 cup
  • Mustard Oil ?any cooking oil 2 tbsp
  • Onion sliced med 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 3
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1/2 tbsp
  • coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf 2
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Green coriander leaves chopped 1 tbsp
  • Water 1 cup or as required for gravy

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan then adding Cumin seeds once it crackled add bay leaf.add cauliflower cook till it became brown on top.remove from oil keep aside .
  2. using same pan adding sliced onion cook till it becomes translucent.add ginger garlic paste cook till raw aroma goes off.Add tomatoes & dry powder except garam masala powder cook till start leaving oil.
  3. add cooked cauliflower & boiled potatoes.mix properly so it coated with masala mixture.add salt & garam masala powder.give a good stir .add water & boil .once start boiling simmer to low heat for 10 min .so that vegetables absorb gravy .
  4. Check seasoning & curry desired consistency.turn off heat add chopped green coriander leaves.Serve with Rice or chappati
My Tip: Cook preferably in mustard oil.it gives an awesome flavor.

Crispy Fried Fish


Indian non-vegetarian meal is incomplete without a Masala Fish Fry. it’s is a very common and staple dish.A nice spicy fish fry can be eaten on its own as an appetizer or starter or goes well with rice too. There are various ways of preparing the fish fry using different ingredients and spices to individual taste.The fried fish would taste better if marinated and left for long or can be cooked as soon as it’s coated with marination.Fishes are easy and quick to cook, packed with good amount of protein and low in fat.Check my Pan fried recipe  Pan Fried Tilapia

I am sharing my deep fried recipe.it’s a bony fish Marinated with Indian spices.

ingredients

Fish (with bones)1 kg /2lb

Garlic paste 2-3 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder 2tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp to taste

Mustard Oil (preferably)/any cooking oil for Deep Frying

Method

Clean & wash fish ,marinate with turmeric powder,chilli powder,garlic paste & salt .keep aside for 15-20 min.heat oil in a pan deep Fry .Enjoy Crispy fried fish with rice/roti or serve as an appetizer

Pan Fried Tilapia


Tilapia fish marinated with Indian spices & shallow fry

Ingredients

Tilapia fillets 2
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp
Rice flour
Salt to taste
Lime juice 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Mustard oil?any cooking oil for frying
Water if required

Method

Cut fillets in shape & size of own choice.Mix all ingredients,coat properly.
Marinate for 15-20 min.Heat oil fry on med heat.
Serve hot with onion rings.
Enjoy !!

Quinoa Vegetables Cutlet


Quinoa  is a source of complete protein ,a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and calcium.It is a healthy combination of quinoa and wholesome veggies with a tweak of Indian flavor.

 

ingredients

Pre-washed Quinoa 1 /2 cup

Water 1 cup for cooking quinoa

Boiled potato 1 med size

Salt to taste

Carrot 1/4 cup

Corn 1/4 cup

Green coriander leaves chopped 1tbsp

Spring onion chopped 1 tbsp

Green chilli 1 finely chopped

Ginger 1/2″ finely chopped

Garam masala 1/2 tsp

Chaat masala 1/2 tsp

White pepper powder 1/4 tsp

Lime juice 1 tsp

Cornflour 1 tbsp(to coat)

oil for shallow fry

method

In a pot add quinoa & water once it started boiling then adding a salt little bit ,Carrot & corn cover it & cook on low flame till quinoa cooked properly .it takes 10-12 min or till it cooked .remove from heat & leave for 5 min more.After 5 min uncovered take out a mixture in a bowl to cool down & add all ingredients & mix properly Check seasoning ,give a cutlet shape.heat oil in a pan for shallow fry .roll cutlet in a cornflour it will give a nice & crispy crust.cook from both sides till it became Nice golden Color.Serve Hot with sauce & salad.

 

q1
pan seared

 

 

q2
inside view 

 

 

Paneer Bhurji


Scrambled Cottage cheese cooked with Indian spices & seasoned

Ingredients

  • Paneer 250 gms
  • Onions 2 small
  • Tomatoes 2 medium sized
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Bay leaf 1
  • salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves) 1/2 tsp
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • butter a dash
  • Green coriander leaves for garnishing

method

  1. Take 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add chopped onions and a bay leaf.Saute onions on medium flame. After onions turn light brown, add chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  2. Add green chillies, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and paneer.Now add kasoori methi ,a dash of butter and 1/2 cup of boiled milk. Mix well and let it cook on high flame for few seconds but stirring very frequently.
  3. So as to avoid sticking of paneer to the bottom of a pan.Now lower the flame and let it cook for few minutes if needed add few spoons of water.
  4. Cook till oil separates out from the mixture. Garnish with coriander leaves

Dahiwale Aloo


Boiled potatoes simmered in Yogurt gravy

ingredients

  • Boiled potatoes, 3 medium sized
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies (dry)- as per taste
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Curd- 1 cup (whisked)
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Oil 3 tsp

method

  1. Heat 2 -3 tsp oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and then allow them to crackle. Then add the red dry chillies and allow them to crackle. Then add the boiled potato and saute for a minute.
  2. Next, remove the boiled potatoes and use the same pot to cook. Add oil to heat, then add the dry masalas ( now add coriander powder, turmeric,red chilli powder, asafoetida) and cook for a minute.
  3. Then add the whisked yogurt and keep stirring until all the spices are mixed well. Now add salt and water if it is too thick. Cook it for 5 minutes on a low flame. Keep the gravy consistency as per your choice.
  4. Serve it hot with chappati/poori /paratha.

Grilled Chicken


Marinated Chicken with Indian Spices Grilled on Pan

Ingredients
10 nos. Chicken(skinless drumsticks)/150 gm chicken breast ( cut in cubes )
8 cloves Garlic
2 tbsps. Lime juice
3 tsp. Red Chili Powder
2 tsp. Coriander powder
4 tsp. Spice mix for Tandoori
2 tbsps. Butter
Salt to taste
Method
Wash chicken and trim all fat. Make small incisions in the chicken pieces.Now take all the spices (except butter )and mix them with chicken. Keep it aside for 6 to8 hours for marination.Heat some butter in a nonstick pan and fry 2 to 3 chicken pieces at a time. Keep stirring occasionally till the chicken is tender.After all the chicken is done, fry them lightly in very little butter.
using same process for chicken breast.a bamboo stick ,deep it in water before use.it will prevent from burning.few cubes of onion,tomato & capsicum.arrange chicken breast on a bamboo stick adding veg ,roast evenly on pan adding a little bit oil.sprinkle chat masala(optional) before serving

Palak Chicken


Chicken pieces simmered in Pureed Spinach  & Indian spices.

ingredients

Chicken:-500gms /1 lb
Spinach :- 1 bunch
Onion : -1 cup (chopped)
Coriander Leaves : -1 bunch
Tomato :-1 (finely chopped)
Bay Leaves:-1
Mustard Oil :-2 tbsp(any oil of your choice)
Fennel Seeds: -1 tsp
Coriander Powder :- 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi :- 1 tsp
Whole Dry Red chilli :- 1
Salt :- to taste
Ginger & garlic Paste : -11/2 tsp
To marinate
Curd:-1 tbsp
Red chili powder :-1 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder :- 1 tsp
Salt : a pinch
To Grind :
Green Chilies :- 2
Garlic :- 2-3
Ginger : -1″
Cinnamon :- 1
Green Cardamom :-2-3
Cloves:-2
Clean,wash and drain the chicken.take chicken in a bowl and add marinate ingredients [Curd,Red chili powder,Turmeric powder Salt.]leave it for 30 min so that chicken absorb its marination ingredients
Grind all the ingredients[ Green Chilies ,Garlic Ginger Cinnamon Green Cardamom ,Cloves] into smooth paste.
we will boil the spinach and once its cooked fully drain the water and grind them with coriander leaves into smooth paste.
Now heat oil in a pan/kadhai and add bay leaves, fennel seeds,on and whole red chili after that we will add chopped onions and fry them till it becomes golden brown.
After that add the ground paste,and fry them till the raw smell goes off.Now add the chopped tomato and fry them for 3-4 minutes on medium heat or until it becomes mushy.Now we will add the marinated chicken and fry them for 3-4 minutes. And add coriander powder, kasoori methi and some salt.Add 1/4 cup of water(we will add water quantity according to the consistency gravy we like) and close it with lid, let the mixture boil until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.Once the chicken is tender add the spinach puree and let it cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.Now our Palak chicken is ready.add 2 tbsp of cream for smooth texture (optional)
Imp tips:- if u want a pure green color of palak.do not add turmeric & avoid cooking in mustard oil.