Dal gosht

About the recipe:

Dal gosht is a recipe that combines the falvors of lentils and meat. Its a tasty combination of channa dal and mutton. The slow cooked mutton and lentils infuse their wonderful flavors into the sauce making the recipe irressistible.


  • Onion – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste – 1 spoon
  • Garlic paste – 1 spoon
  • Mutton – 1/2 kg (with bones)
  • Channa dal – 1/2 cup (soaked in water for 1/2 an hour and boiled until half done)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 spoon
  • Chili powder – 1 spoon
  • Kashmiri mirch powder – 1/2 spoon
  • Garam masala – 1/2 spoon
  • Whole spices – 2 spoons  (Cinnamon sticks,cardamom, cloves, star anise, fennel seeds, cumin seeds)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil


  • Add oil to a hot pan and add the whole spices. Saute until they infuse their flavors into the oil.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Add onion, turmeric powder and saute until onions turn light brown
  • Add tomatoes. Add chili powder, kashmiri mirch powder, garam masala and salt. Saute till the tomatoes are mashy.
  • Add the half cooked channa dal and mutton and cook it covered in a slow flame.
  • It will approximately take 40 mins for the mutton and the dal to be cooked to perfection. The cooking time may vary depending on the quality of the ingredients.
  • Add water if necessary. After about 40 mins the most flavorful dal gosht will be ready. Serve with any bread.

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