Aloo gosht is a potato and meat curry and is one of those dishes you can never go wrong by serving. It is also called aloo gosht ka salan or aloo gosht shorba in some regions. Aloo gosht is a classic sub continental meat stew that has thin tomato onion gravy and potatoes. There are many different versions of this traditional recipe but no matter how the process goes down, as long as the spices are adjusted to be just right it will always be the essence of comforting food.
This Pakistani style beef with potato curry is one of those dishes everyone happen to love. Aloo gosht is a popular dish in Pakistani and Indian cuisine and traditionally enjoyed as part of large celebrations such as Eid or family gathering. This beef/mutton and potato curry is perfect for a home dinner meal and you can serve this with rice, chapatis or on its own. The recipe that I am sharing is a traditional Pakistani style aloo gosht recipe has uniform gravy and a comforting taste and it is very easy to cook as well. The spices and ingredients used in this recipe are easily available in every kitchen and even biggeners can prepare this aloo gosht easily.
Heat ghee or cooking oil in a pot over medium flame.
Add sliced onion in it and fry till the onion became translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
Add beef or mutton and cook till the meat changes its color.
Then add coriander powder, salt, red chili powder, turmeric and cumin powder, give a good mix to everything.
Add chopped tomato and mix it well with meat.
Add water, give a stir, cover the pot and let the meat cook on medium heat till completely tender. This will take about 30-40 minutes depending on he quality of meat you are using.
When the meat is cooked uncover the pot, keep cooking it till the water completely dries and oil separates.
Add big pieces of potatoes in it and fry with the meat for 4-5 minutes.
Add about 3 cups of water in the pot now, cover it again and cook for another 5-8 minutes over medium heat till the potatoes are completely tender.
Sprinkle garam masala powder over this meat and potato curry and add the whole green chilies in it. Give a stir, cover the pot and let the curry simmer for 5 minutes more.
Pakistani style simple aloo gosht is ready to serve.
______________Note: You may make the gravy thinner or thick as per your choice. If you want more liquid in your curry add more water and if less