Nalli Gosht

A classic lamb dish made with leg pieces and flavourful masala. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Nalli Gosht
Main Ingredients Lamb Leg Pieces, Ghee
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Course Main Course Mutton
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 3-3.30 hour
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Nalli Gosht

  • 800 grams Lamb Leg Pieces
  • 3 medium Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • to taste Salt
  • 7-8 Green cardamoms
  • 2 Black cardamoms
  • 5-6 Black peppercorns
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 7-8 Cloves
  • 3-4 Mace blades (javitri)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds (khuskhus)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried ginger powder (soonth)
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted Bengal gram
  • 6-7 Dried red chillies broken
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
  • for garnishing Ginger thin strips


  1. Slice onions.
  2. Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till they turn translucent. Add lamb leg pieces and mix well. Add salt and mix again. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Dry roast green cardamoms, black cardamoms and peppercorns in a small non-stick pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, mace blades, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaves, poppy seeds, ginger powder, Bengal gram and red chillies and roast till fragrant. Remove from heat, cool down to room temperature and grind to fine powder.
  4. Add 2 tbsps ground powder to the 1st pan and store the remaining in an airtight container. Add nutmeg powder and mix well. Add 2-3 cups water and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with ginger strips and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1493
Carbohydrates 118.3
Protein 66.2
Fat 83.9
Other Fiber Vitamin B12- 13.8mcg