Aloo Gosht

Aloo Gosht


  • 1 lb boneless beef chunks or upto 2lbs bone in meat (use your discretion here)
  • 2 roughly diced medium onions
  • 1 heaped spoon crushed garlic
  • 1 heaped spoon crushed ginger
  • 1 – 2 tsp Handi red chilli powder
  • ⅓ tsp Handi turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Handi salt can adjust later
  • 2 tomatoes finely diced
  • 2 potatos halved lengthwise and cut horizontally into wedges
  • ½ tsp Handi garam masala powder or black pepper
  • handful of cilantro
  • green chillies diced to taste
  • a squeeze of lemon juice


  • Put the beef chunks, onion, garlic, ginger, Handi red chilli powder, and Handi salt into a pot with two cups of very hot water. Mix well.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and bring the mixture to a boil, once it is boiling then bring it to a simmer and let it cook (covered) for 45 minutes to an hour or however long it takes for your beef to get tender. Instant Pot: Manual 20 minutes then quick release
  • Once the beef is tender, then crank up the heat to evaporate the water and once the spice paste/masala starts to stick add a generous lug of oil and saute the masala until the oil rises above it’s surface.
  • Then add the tomatoes and cook until the oil rises above the surface of the masala.
  • Now add in your cup of water, the potato wedges and once again bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  • Next add more water if needed and the Handi garam masala, cook for two minutes and add seasoning.
  • Switch off the stove and add some bright fresh cilantro and green chillies – you can leave these whole, slice them lengthwise or finely chop them. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and dig in with some chapati (flatbread) or naan.

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