Dhal Gosht

A hearty meaty dish, perfect for winter

Dhal Gosht is the perfect hearty Indian-inspired dish, I made this yesterday and unashamedly had more for breakfast this morning 😁.

Made with a delicious blend of freshly ground spices, this dish is an absolute favourite with my little family.

I have the recipe up on my YouTube Channel which I’ve neglected for most of the year – editing is exhausting 😞 but I promise to put more effort into it.
What is your go-to winter meal?



1 ½ – 2 cups oil dhal or pea dhal
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt


1 onion, finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon whole jeera seeds
500g mutton, lamb or chicken
1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
1 teaspoon dhania powder
1 teaspoon jeera powder
3 teaspoons Kashmiri chilli powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper
2 cinnamon sticks
3 whole elachi
3 whole cloves
½ cup chopped or grated tomatoes
1 cup dhania
A few sprigs curry leaves


2 tablespoons ghee
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 green chillies



Wash and drain the dhal (lentils), boil in salted water in a pressure cooker until soft (30 minutes).
Use an immersion blender to make this extra smooth.


Add ghee to a pan, add onions and jeera and fry till golden brown.
Add garlic and chilli. Fry for a minute before adding to the cooked dhal gosht.


Add ghee to a large pot, braise onion with jeera seeds until golden brown.
Add ginger and garlic paste and cook for a minute.
Add meat and all the spices. Coat meat in the spices and allow to cook on low heat until the meat has browned.
Add tomatoes and allow to cook a further 10 minutes.
Add the cooked dhal and allow to simmer on low heat for 1 hour, stir often.
Add the vagaar and fresh dhania

Published by Landi Govender

Hello & Welcome! My name is Landi and I am a recipe developer who loves creating mouth-watering meals. During the week you’ll find me cooking up a storm, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is spending time with my family. I’m so excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!

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