Achari Gosht (Pickled Mutton)

Achari Gosht
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Tangy-pickly tasting mutton, Achari gosht or pickled mutton is a fabulous cuisine for non vegetarian lovers who like to include pickles in their meals. This awesome dish originated in Punjab-India is popular for its spicy and tangy taste.

Ingredients

  • Mutton, cleaned thoroughly and cut into 2 inches pieces         500 grams
  • Onions, finely chopped                                                          2 medium
  • Tomatoes, chopped                                                                2 medium
  • Ginger, finely chopped                                                           1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped                                                  5 – 6
  • Cumin seeds                                                                          1 teaspoon
  • Cloves                                                                                    4 – 5
  • Fenugreek seeds                                                                     1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds                                                                          1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds                                                                        1 teaspoon
  • Dried whole red chilies                                                           3 – 4
  • Turmeric powder                                                                   1/2 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red chili powder                                                      1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt                                                                                        To taste
  • Mustard oil                                                                             3 tablespoons
  • Water                                                                                     2 cups
  • Fresh Coriander (Cilantro), chopped                                        For garnish

Procedure

  1. Dry roast whole spices i.e. cloves, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, onion seeds and dried whole red chilies together and grind them together in a food processor. Keep this ground pickle mixture aside.
  2. Put a heavy base pan on medium heat with mustard oil in it and heat till it starts giving out smoke. Turn off the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  3. Again turn on the heat and add onions. Stir-fry for 3 – 4 minutes or until they are light pink in color.
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic, stir and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes more.
  5. Now add chopped mutton pieces and stir fry them from all sides until they are brown.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt along with ground pickle mixture prepared in step 1.
  7. Cook until tomatoes are tender and start to leave oil on sides.
  8. Add water, mix it and cook the mutton covered for 30 – 35 minutes or until mutton pieces are tender and nicely done. Stir often.
  9. Turn off the heat and transfer the cooked Achari Mutton into a serving dish.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander (cilantro) and serve hot with rice or rumali roti/naan/chapatti.

Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 2

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