Rajasthan resonates royalty. From its tradition to culture and food – Rajasthan has a deep-rooted history that goes back to thousands of years. The cuisine of Rajasthan is rich and has a strong influence of its demography, culture, weather and locally produced vegetables, herbs and spices. Most of the dishes here are prepared using fewer amounts of ingredients and follow slow cooking process. A quintessential Rajasthani food is simple, spicy and immensely aromatic (courtesy: slow cooking style). And if you explore the cuisine is depth, you will find every dish has a fascinating tale to tell – some stories have historical significance, while others continue as folklore.
Rajasthani cuisine includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. While the Marwar region is dominated by vegetarian food, Rajputs indulge in various meat-based dishes (predominantly game meat). As per legends, meat became an indispensable part of Rajputana diet due to its easy availability in jungles, battle field and adverse regions.
Some of the most popular Rajasthani meat recipes are laal maas, jungli maas and safed maas. You will find these recipes on a non-veg Rajasthani thali during different occasions and festivities. But what remains a comfort food is aloo gosht – a home-style mutton recipe made with simple spicies and big chunks of flavourful potatoes. Let’s find out the recipe.
How To Make Rajasthani Aloo Gosht | Rajasthani Aloo Gosht Recipe:
For this recipe, the most important ingredients you need are medium to big-sized mutton pieces and a few medium sized, round or oval potatoes, cut lengthwise into two halves. The spices in this recipe include onion, garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cloves, black cardamom, salt, curd and oil.
All you need to do is cook the meats in the spices till the meat absorbs all the flavours, then add boiled potatoes, curd and fried onion and let everything cook together on low to medium flame. While you may use pressure cooker to shorten the cooking time, but we suggest, follow the slow cooking method to enjoy the flavours to the fullest.
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Pair aloo gosht with plain rice and enjoy a lavish meal.
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