Aloo gosht
A plate of Aloo gosht
CourseMain course
Region or stateSouth Asia
Associated cuisinePakistani Indian
Main ingredientsMeat and potato
Saloonay chawal (brown rice) served with Aloo gosht

Aloo gosht (Urdu: آلو گوشت, Hindi: आलू गोश्त, Bengali: আলু গোশ্ত, romanizedAlu göshto, Assamese: আলু গোছ, romanizedAlu güs) is a meat curry, and is a popular dish in North Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. It consists of potatoes (aloo) cooked with meat (gosht), usually lamb or mutton or beef, in a stew-like shorba gravy.[1][2] It may be considered a curry, stew, or shorba depending on the way the dish is prepared, the types of spices used and what country or particular region it was made in. The dish can be served and eaten with plain rice or with bread such as roti, paratha or naan.


It is a favorite and common dish in India and Pakistan,[1] Indian and Bangladeshi meals;[3] and is commonly consumed as a comfort food in the Indian subcontinent.[4][5]


There are various methods of cooking aloo gosht.[4] Generally, the preparation method involves simmering lamb or beef pieces and potatoes over medium heat, with various spices.[6]

Lamb or beef meat is cut into chunks and placed into a stew pot over heat. Chicken may be used as an alternative to lamb or beef. Tomatoes, along with cinnamon, bay leaves, ginger, garlic, red chili powder, cumin seeds, fried onions, black cardamom, garam masala and cooking oil are added and stirred.[4] Potatoes and salt are mixed in. Water is added, in a proportion that is enough to cover the meat, and brought to the boil. The aloo gosht is covered and left to simmer until the meat becomes tender. Once ready, it may be garnished with chopped coriander leaves and served hot.[2][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Mohiuddin, Yasmeen Niaz (2007). Pakistan: A Global Studies Handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 325. ISBN 978-1851098019.
  2. ^ a b Wickramasinghe, Priya; Rajah, Carol Selva (2005). Food of India. Murdoch Books. p. 124. ISBN 9781740454728.
  3. ^ Edelstein, Sari (2010). Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. p. 262. ISBN 978-1449618117.
  4. ^ a b c d Nuzhat (2009). Nuzhat Classic Recipes. AuthorHouse. pp. 1, 2. ISBN 978-1438940328.
  5. ^ Singh, Khushwant (2010). City Improbable: Writings. Penguin Books India. p. 189. ISBN 978-0143415329.
  6. ^ "Potato Mutton (Aloo Gosht)". Archived from the original on 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2015-10-22.