Sanoli's Kitchen: BENGALI GOSHT CURRY (PATHAR JHOL)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BENGALI GOSHT CURRY (PATHAR JHOL)

In my childhood days, I couldn't imagine our Sunday meal except this mouthwatering and flavourful goat meat curry. This sound delicious mutton curry sends me right back to my Ma's kitchen. Normally typical Bengali preparation of this curry would be a little sweet, but I prefer to make it without sugar. When it was pressure cooked, hissed and whistled, the aroma of the curry already wafting in the air intensified, we asked mom several times, "meal is ready"? Traditionally mustard oil is used to cook the meat, the aroma is really special, that is still tickles my sences and trust me, savoury and spicy - this meat curry is enjoyed by all non-vegetarians. 

INGREDIENTS:
1.250 kgs Goat Meat, cut into medium sized pieces
3/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
3 Onions, cut in slices
2 Tomatoes, cut in slices
3 Large Potatoes, peeled and cut each into 4 pieces
2 Bay Leaves
1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
1&1/2 tbsps Dry Roasted Cumin (pounded)
2 tbsps Garlic Paste
3 tbsps Ginger Paste
1/2 tsp Mace Powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
1" Cinnamon + 5 Cloves + 5 Green Cardamoms
1/2 tsp Black Pepper (coarsely pounded)
6 tbsps Oil (preferably mustard oil)
2 tsps Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste

METHOD:
Marinate potato pieces with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a wok or deep frying pan. Fry potatoes in it, till they becoming golden brown, Drain oil and keep them aside.

Fry the onions in the same wok, till they turn golden.

Add bay leaves and ginger-garlic paste now. Saute for a minute.

Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, mace-nutmeg powder and coriander powder. Fry this mixture on medium heat for about 2 minutes.

Add goat meat, mix well and fry it for 5 minutes (approx.).

At this time, add yogurt, salt and tomato in it.

Fold them properly and fry nicely till the oil leaves spices.

Add 2&1/2 cups warm water, cloves, green cardamoms and cinnamon in the mixture. Fold properly. Transfer the whole mixture in a pressure cooker. Cook it on medium heat for 4 whistles.

Let is cool down naturally. Open the lid, add fried potato pieces, pounded cumin, black pepper powder and lemon juice in it. Mix nicely. Close the lid and pressure cook for another 2-3 whistles.

Serve hot with warm plain rice/pulao/naan/paratha and green salad.
Sending to: Taste of the Tropics @ ESHO-BOSHO-AAHARE
Sending to: Cook Like Mom- Foodelicious

25 comments:

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  3. Love the spice combo and looks so yum!

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  4. please pass on some to me :) yum and mouth watering
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  5. very tempting and mouthwatering recipe....

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  6. looks sooooo delicious n tasty...

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  7. Tempting and delicious curry..

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  8. Wow very tempting recipe...

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  9. You spilled the spice to make some scrumptious curry...looks too good...

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  10. looks very spicy and inviting sano dear...Mouthwatering curry...

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  11. Ghost curry looks yumm. It makes me hungry.

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  12. curry looks delicious, specially masala.

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  13. Wow... My fav mutton curry... sotti sotti sunday special for all bengalis... :)

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  14. Delicious and tempting curry..

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  15. Wow! My favourite too.

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  16. wow!really tempting!you have a lovely space!

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  17. what a lovely color! and looks so yummy!

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