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Saag Gosht

Saag Gosht is mouth-watering curry of lamb/mutton cooked with coarsely pureed spinach and spices. Saag gosht taste best when served with hot steaming phulkas or parathas or nan and steaming hot Jeera rice or pulao
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • ½ kg mutton on bone (lean) Mutton (Lean)
  • 1 cup spinach spinach coarsely pureed/paste
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 6-8 peppercorns
  • 1.5 inch stick of cinnamon
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 green cardamom
  • 1 ½ sp coriander powder
  • ½ turmeric
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 dill leaves (soya bhaji) finely chopped
  • ¼ cup birista golden fried onion
  • 1-2 green chilli finely chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • water as needed warm
  • 4 tbsp oil

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 whole dried red chilies broken into 2


How to make saag gosht recipe

  • In a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp of oil, add onion and fry till translucent. Add whole spices(black pepper corn, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, bay leaf), sauté for a minute.
  • Add mutton and ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilies, let it fry for 2-3 minutes
  • Add chopped tomato and let it cook till all the water of the tomato dries.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, crushed golden fried onions, salt and sauté for 2 – 3 min on high heat till oil starts seperating.
  • Add 1 cup of warm water, pressure cook for 3 whistles or till done.
  • Finally, add pureed spinach, dill leaves and lemon juice, stir once(do not overmix) and cook it uncovered for 3-4 minutes

For tempering:

  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, add cumin and let it crackle. Add broken red chilies, pour over the mutton.
  • Dish out and serve hot with choice of nan, roti or rice.


To retain the actual green color of spinach (palak), its recommended we cook it uncovered after adding the spinach puree. Lemon juice(Vitamin C) should always be added to the spinach as it helps better absorption of Iron from the spinach.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.6mg