Gosht No Palao

Learn how to make this magnificent dish with rice and mutton having flavor of saffron, spices and other ingredients.


For Mutton Rice
I kg mutton, cut into large cubes
1/2 kg rice, soak in water for at least 2 hours
1/2 kg onions, finely sliced
1/2 kg potatoes, cut into halves or quarters
1/2 kg curd
1/4 kg tomatoes, chopped into small pieces or pureed

Grind Together
1 1/2 inch piece of ginger
8-10 cloves garlic
6-8 large green chillies
2 ozs almonds, blanch, skin and slice finely – optional
1/2 tsp saffron, roast and soak in a tsp of lemon juice
1 lb ghee or oil
1/2 pkt Shan Biryani masala
1 bunch coriander, finely cut
salt to taste


How to make Gosht No Palao:
  • Wash the meat and apply the ginger garlic paste and tomatoes.
  • Fry the onions light brown and add the Shan masala, frying for 2 minutes.
  • Add meat, potatoes, green chillies, corlander, curd and mix well.
  • Add half the quantity of saffron and allow the marinated meat to rest for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Cook the meat on a slow fire till tender then add the sliced almonds.
  • Boil the rice with salt, till parboiled. Drain off the water.
  • Divide the meat into 2 portions. Use an ovenproof dish, not too deep.
  • Spread half the meat, then half the rice and add 2 spoons of oil.
  • Repeat the same again. Sprinkle the balance of the saffron and little more oil.
  • Cover and put in a moderate oven, till rice is done.