Ghiya Gosht Recipe


1 Kg. Mutton
½ kg Ghiya (lauki) peeled and cut into pieces of 1 to 2 inches.
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
3 tbs. Coriander (Dhaniya) powder
2-3 medium onion–chopped or sliced
½ cup oil
1 tbs. ginger (Adrak) paste
1 tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste
1 tsp. garam masala powder
6-8 cloves (Laung)
6-8 black pepper (Kali Mirch)
2 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)
1-1½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
1 cup fresh mint (Podina) leaves


Fry the onion in oil till brown. Remove the onion and grind.
Add Haldi, Dhaniya, Mirch, garlic, ginger and salt in the oil. Fry with little water till it dries.
Add mutton and ground onion and cook till water dries again.
Add 3 to 4 glasses of water, cover and cook till the meat tenderizes.
When meat is almost done add Ghiya (lauki) and cook till the Ghiya (lauki) are done and the required gravy is left. Cook throughout on low heat.
Garnish with fresh Podina.
Serve with naan.
Serving: 6 – 8 persons