Aalu Gosht

Aalu Gosht is one of the famous dishes of Pakistan in home cooking. My mum and her mum, both love this dish a lot and that is why they make this dish thrice a week. It is easy to make and the “shorba” (stew) is considered good for heath in Pakistan. Do try this beautiful recipe and enjoy …..

Ayesha's Kitchen


  • ½ kg mutton cutlets/ chops
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 2 pcs. Of cinnamon
  • 2 small green chillies
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Special Garam Masala
  • A pinch of methi seeds
  • 2 cardamoms black
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 6 – 8 baby potatoes (halves) or 2 – 4 medium sized potatoes cut into wedges
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch of cumin seeds
  • 4 tbspns coriander (for garnishing)
  • 4 – 6 cup water for Shorba (stew)


-In a deep pan, place meat, onion, cardamom, cloves, methi seeds, green chillies, ginger garlic paste,  cinnamon sticks and water. Boil on low heat until the chops are tender and water is dry.

-Now add all the other things except potatoes, water and coriander.

-Stir fry until the masala is formed.

-Now add potatoes and mix for 2 minutes.

-Simmer and add water for the stew.

-Cook covered on low heat for 15 minutes.

-Add coriander, mix and serve hot with home-made rotis.

NOTE: If you want to make Aalu Gosht with Shorba, add 6 cups or more of water and if you want to make it masala style, add 2 cups of water and do not cook it covered when potatoes are added.

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