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aloo gosht recipe - simple mutton curry with potatoes

Aloo Gosht Recipe

Degi Aloo Gosht Recipe to make at home. It's a simple mutton curry with potatoes that you can serve with rice and roti. Watch recipe video. Famous Indian & Pakistani aloo gosht ka salan best for dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: aloo gosht, aloo gosht recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 3 Person
Calories: 466kcal


  • Pan, Caldron, Pot


  • Mutton 500 Gms
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tsp
  • Red Chili Powder — 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Yogurt – 1 Cup
  • Brown Onion – 1 Tbsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Water – 800 ml
  • Potatoes – 3 Big Cubes


  • In a pan, golden fry 2 big onion slices. Take it out as it gets crispy and golden in color.
  • (Keep it in a cool place to crushed easily).
  • Now in the same pan, add mutton in 1 tbsp oil and cook on high heat until it changes the color.
  • Add, salt, red chili, turmeric, and coriander powder and cook on high heat to get rid of spice rawness.
  • Now add 1 cup of yogurt and cook to make a thick curry.
  • As the yogurt blended well in curry add the golden fried onion. Crushed well before adding in curry.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 400 ml water and cook on medium to low heat for about 30 to 40 minutes to tender the meat.
  • In the meanwhile, fry potatoes.
  • In a pan, add 3 Tsp oil and heat it up.
  • Add potato cubes season with salt, red chili, and turmeric. Slightly fry for few minutes and add potatoes in curry.
  • Before adding potatoes stir the curry to show the thick texture.
  • Also add salt, garam masala powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 400 ml of water.
  • Cover the lid for 20 to 25 minutes on low to medium heat.
  • After 25 minutes add green chilies and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Now ‘aloo gosht’ is ready!
  • Serve with tandoori naan.


  1. Use mutton/lamb with bones to make the perfect flavor of aloo gosht.
  2. Starchy potatoes are good in taste. Avoid potatoes with a sweet flavor.
  3. Add the right quantity of ingredients to make the perfect curry (salan). 
  4. If you are making degi aloo gosht then avoid tomatoes as it will change the taste. 
  5. Always cook the spices on high heat to get rid of rawness and odor. 
  6. Make sure the masala should not stick on the pan as it will add burnt taste in curry. 
  7. Don't forget to add crushed brown onion. 
  8. Always crushed brown onion with hands. Never make a paste.
  9. Run the spoon to smooth the masala curry to make the perfect curry. 
  10. If you like the flavor of dried mint then rub it on your palm and sprinkle evenly. 
  11. Never make aloo gosht in a steel pan or any other pot that has a high probability of sticking during cooking.


Serving: 400g | Calories: 466kcal