Aloo gosht

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Aloo gosht
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A plate of Pakistani-style Aloo gosht
Type Curry
Place of origin Pakistan, North India
Region or state South Asia
Main ingredients Meat and potato
Cookbook:Aloo gosht  Aloo gosht

Aloo gosht (Urdu: آلو گوشت‎) is a meat curry in Pakistani and North Indian cuisine. It consists of potatoes ("aloo") cooked with meat ("gosht"), usually lamb or mutton, in a stew-like shorba gravy.[1][2] The dish can be served and eaten with plain rice or with bread such as roti, paratha or naan.


It is a favorite and common dish in Pakistani meals[1][3] and is commonly consumed as a comfort food.[4][5]


There are various methods of cooking aloo gosht.[4] Generally, the preparation method involves cooking lamb pieces over medium heat with various spices, simmered with potatoes.[6] To prepare, a specified quantity of lamb meat (cut into chunks) is first added. Tomatoes, along with cinnamon, bay leaves, ginger, garlic, red chili powder, cumin seeds, fried onions, black cardamom, garam masala and cooking oil are added and stirred.[4] Potatoes and salt are applied and mixed. Water is also added, in a proportion that is enough to cover the meat, and the dish is heated until it is brought to the boil. The aloo gosht is covered and left to simmer until the meat becomes tender. Once ready, it may be garnished with chopped coriander and served hot.[2][4]

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  1. ^ a b Mohiuddin, Yasmeen Niaz (2007). Pakistan: A Global Studies Handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 325. ISBN 978-1851098019. 
  2. ^ a b Wickramasinghe, Priya; Rajah, Carol Selva (2005). Food of India. Murdoch Books. p. 124. ISBN 9781740454728. 
  3. ^ Edelstein, Sari (2010). Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. p. 262. ISBN 978-1449618117. 
  4. ^ a b c d Nuzhat Classic Recipes. AuthorHouse. 2009. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-1438940328.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Singh, Khushwant (2010). City Improbable: Writings. Penguin Books India. p. 189. ISBN 978-0143415329. 
  6. ^ "Aloo Gosht". Retrieved 18 August 2012.