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Recipe: How to make Dabba Gosht

By Reshma Aslam
Last updated on: July 14, 2015 15:40 IST
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A delicious delicacy made with boneless mutton pieces.

Dabba Gosht


Here's how to make Dabba Gosht:


  • Half kg boneless mutton cut into small pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp whole jeera (cumin)
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup cashews ground into fine powder.
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup fresh cream
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 2 raw eggs


  • Heat oil. Add whole jeera. Saute chopped onions.
  • Add green chilli paste, ground coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, cumin powder and coriander powder.
  • Add ½ cup water as masala starts sticking to the pan. Stir well.
  • Add the meat pieces. Mix well.
  • Cover with lid. Let it cook till the meat becomes tender. Add a little water if necessary. (You can also put it in the pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles. It will get done fast.)
  • Add cashew nut powder and mix well.
  • In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour and fresh cream into a thick paste.
  • Add the paste to the meat. Cook till it is thick and saucy.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to a serving bowl.
  • Chop the hard boiled eggs, the white and yolk together. Garnish the meat with the chopped eggs, sliced tomatoes and chopped green chilli.
  • Beat the raw eggs. Pour it over the meat mix.
  • Bake for 20 minutes on 180 degree Celsius.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.
  • It can be served with roti, bread, naan or rumali roti.

Note: If you don’t have an oven, you can do it in a double boiler.

Method for double boiler

  • Boil water in the bottom of the double boiler.
  • Place the mixing bowl with the meat over the boiling water.
  • Cover with a lid.
  • Keep first 5 minutes on high flame and the next 30 minutes on low flame.
  • Dabba Gosht is ready to be served.

Photograph: Courtesy, Sanjeev Kapoor


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