Dal Ghosht (Lentils with Minced Goatmeat )

"Dal means lentils and gosht is goat meat. Goat mince cooked with a mixture of different lentils is not only flavorful, it is pretty healthy too. You can make the gravy thin like soup or keep it slightly thicker like a traditional dal. Whichever way you eat it, it is delicious"
-- @sarchakra
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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  • 500 g goat mince
  • 1/2 cup split pigeon peas
  • 1/2 cup split chick peas
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 inches cardamom
  • 2 cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp divided coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 2 teaspoon Garam Masala powder


  • Step 1

    Wash and rinse dal. Keep aside.

  • Step 2

    Heat oil. Temper oil with cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Let it splutter.

  • Step 3

    Add onion. Sauté till onion is translucent.

  • Step 4

    Mix in goat mince. Add ginger and garlic paste. Sauté the meat for a couple of minutes.

  • Step 5

    Put in turmeric, paprika, red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. When the masala is fried with the meat, add tomato purée and chopped tomato. Sauté till the tomatoes cook into the meat and the masala starts to leave the sides of the pan.

  • Step 6

    Add Garam Masala. Mix in. Add the rinsed dal, salt and dried mint. Pour in 4 cups of water. Add the rest of the coriander powder. Pressure cook for 6 whistles.



  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tbsp fried onions
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • lemon juice for garnish
  • coriander leaf for garnish

  • Step 1

    Heat ghee. Temper with cumin seeds and green cardamom. Let it splutter.

  • Step 2

    Turn the heat off. Put in Kashmiri chili powder and fried onions.

  • Step 3

    Stir and pour on the dal. Garnish with chopped coriander leaf and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Stir gently and serve with rice or roti.

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