Chha Gosht/Himachali Khatta Gosht Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Chha gosht is a delicious mutton curry from Himachal. It is cooked in gram flour and curd gravy. When prepared with red chilli powder, cardamom, bay leaves, coriander powder, garlic-ginger paste and asafoetida, it enhances the taste of this dish. Are you planning to visit Kullu? Then you will find the name of chha gosht in almost every local dhaba's menu list. As the title implies, Khatta guides to the distinctive tart flavour that this mutton curry brags of, mainly due to the presence of dry mango powder ('aamchoor') used in it. On the other hand, khatta meat or chha gosht is a lip-smacking medley of sour and tangy, giving this gosht curry an exceptional taste. This is a step by step, easy recipe of Himachali khatta gosht, compared to different meat recipes, and you can pair it with chapati (Indian bread) besides khyoor or rice for a wholehearted dinner at home.

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Chha Gosht/Himachali Khatta Gosht

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Ingredients for Chha Gosht/Himachali Khatta Gosht Recipe

  • 400 piece Mutton curry gms
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 No.s Bay leaves
  • 3 No.s Cardamoms
  • 6 No.s Cloves
  • 1 stick Cinnamon inch
  • 2 No.s Dry red chillies
  • As required Ingredients for ground masala
  • 2 No.s Onions finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 2 No.s Red chillies from pressure cooker
  • As required Ingredients for gravy
  • 2 tablespoon Besan
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Mutton stock, broth
  • As required Ingredients for tempering
  • 1/4 piece Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida

Directions: Chha Gosht/himachali Khatta Gosht Recipe

Cooking directions

  • STEP 1.In a pressure cooker, add 2 bay leaves, 2 to3 cardamoms (elaichi), 5 to 6 cloves (lavang), 1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini), 2 dry red chillies and 400 gms mutton curry pieces. Add1 cup water, salt to taste and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

step 2

  • STEP 1.Turn off the heat. And let the pressure release. Open the cooker and remove the 2 red chilies.

step 3

  • STEP 1.For the ground masala, heat oil in a pan , add1 tsp chopped ginger, 1 tsp chopped garlic and saute for a minute. Add ¾ part of 2 chopped onions. Save the rest for tempering.

step 4

  • STEP 1.Saute the onions, ginger and garlic till onions are soft and light brown.

step 5

  • STEP 1.add ½ tsp turmeric (haldi) powder and 1 tbsp coriander (dhaniya) powder. Saute till masala is cooked. Add a little salt. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.

step 6

  • STEP 1.transfer the cooked masala, and the 2 dry red chillies form the mutton pressure cooker to a small grinder jar and make a fine paste.

step 7

  • STEP 1.for the buttermilk grave, in a kadai, dry roast 2 tbsp besan (gram flour), 1 tsp cumin (jeera) powder and ½ tsp turmeric. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes till besan cooks and aroma comes through.

step 8

  • STEP this stage add 2 cups of buttermilk and mix well until the gram flour is absorbed into the buttermilk and there are no lumps in the gravy. Allow it to come to a boil.

step 9

  • STEP 1.then reduce the heat and allow the gravy to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes so that the gravy thickens.

step 10

  • STEP add the mutton stock from the pressure cooker, add the ground masala and mix well. Allow to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

step 11

  • STEP add the cooked mutton pieces from the pressure cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on simmer for a few minutes.

step 12

  • STEP 1.for the tempering, add 1 tbsp oil in a tempering pan. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp asafoetida (hing) and allow the cumin to splutter. Add the remaining chopped onions and cook till light brown.

step 13

  • STEP 1.add half to the mutton curry and stir it in. Add the remaining tempering over the curry when serving.
calories per serving
600 g Fat649 g Protein423 g Carbs90 g FiberOther

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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp