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Dal Gosht

By: fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

A Great combination of Veg and non veg curry.

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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  • 1/2 kg mutton or chicken.
  • 1 cup chana dal.
  • 3 tbsps of ginger ,garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 2 tbsp canned Tomato puree.
  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • Whole Spices ( 3 sticks cinnamon, 5 pods cardamon, 3 tsps jeera)
  • 5 green chillies.
  • 1 tbsp green chilly paste.
  • 1 1/2 tsps garam masala.
  • chopped corriander leaves for garnishing.
  • 2 big onions(sliced)
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • 1 lemon.
  • 2 potatoes (cut into pieces and deep fry them)



  1. Boil meat in 2 cups water, half of ginger, garlic paste and salt, until tender.
  2. Boil dal seperately in little water and salt. The dal shouldnt be mushy.
  3. Take oil in pan ,add whole spices, and green chillies,when they splutter add  onions and fry till golden brown.
  4. Peel and chop the tomatoes, add to the onions .add tomato puree, remaining ginger ,garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt. Braise for 10 mins on medium heat.
  5. Add meat ( not the soup ) dal and potatoes, cover and cook for 15 mins on low heat,till all spices blend properly with meat.
  6. Open the cover , add soup , garam masala pwd and lemon.
  7. Cook for few mins on low heat .
  8. Garnish with chopped corriander.
  9. Serve with jeera rice or parathas.


Latest Comments

By fatma on 10/31/2010 3:18:00 AM

W/salam Shirin. Mirch powder would def taste good(if you like spicy) and regarding imli ,not a ba idea ,you can try ,but then you have to omit lemon .All the best!

By shirin on 10/29/2010 4:38:00 PM

asslawalekum.i think all whole garam masala goes and dhania-jeera powder also.how about that with imli too in it and lil bit mirchi powder.

By nuzhath khan on 10/22/2008 9:59:00 AM

Assalamalaikum fatma thanx for sharing such a wonerful recipee its very very tasty Thank u very much

By fatma on 6/16/2008 8:22:00 AM

W/Sallam. Shabeena, i have written(no 5) that put meat ,potatoes, cover and cook till all the spices blend well with meat...it means cook till all the spices are mixed well with meat . You dont have to make a paste. I think you must have understood now.All the best.....

By shabeena khan on 6/13/2008 11:08:00 PM

assalamualaikum, fatma may i know what do u mean by blend all the spices with meat. is that we have 2 make the fine paste of all the ingredients along with meat . what we are cooking above.can u explain me detailly line no-5 which i did not get it .i will be thankfull 2 u .

By maggie on 5/14/2007 5:58:00 PM

dal ghost also contains bay leaves which are to be added with the onions. dal ghosht taste better with jeera rice


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