Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hyderabadi Gosht ki Tahari


1 kg beef or lamb ( bone/boneless) 
3 cups Basmati Rice
2 onions 
3 tomatoes 
2 Potatoes 
1 cup oil 
1 tbsp Red chilli powder 
1 tsp turmeric 
2 tbsp ginger and garlic paste 
1 tbsp garam masala 
½  cup yogurt (Optional)

Salt to taste 

½  tbsp Black Pepper corn
1-2 Cinnamon Stick
3-4 Cloves
2-3 cardamom

Seasoning & Garnish 

coriander leaves  and Mint Leaves( finely chopped )
¼ tbsp Roasted Almonds and Cashew nuts (optional)


Clean and wash the mutton pieces & drain thoroughly.
In a large non-stick saucepan/Khadhai add oil at medium heat, add onions & fry till they change colour.

Add ginger & garlic pastes, fry for 1 minute.

Add cinnamon stick, cardamom,black peppercorns Cloves and Let it splutter and fry. 

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt,garam masala powder and mix well.
 Then add chopped  Tomatoes and yoghurt(optional)  gets smooth and mushy.

 Add the chopped potatoes,let cook till the its  smooth and soft and remove from the saucepan keep aside.
Now  pressure cook the mutton for 3/4 whistles without adding too much of water,until the meat is tender.

Wash the rice and soak it in surplus water for about 1/2 hour. 

After the mutton  is tender, Add  lemon juice,salt,coriander leaves  and Mint Leaves and a cups of water(as per the requirement)
Then add the drain rice,allow to cook at a medium heat,for 10 minutes then add potatoes (Note: You can add the potato later too)and stir it slowly cook it at a low heat,until the liquid is absorbed.

Do not cook on a high heat,simmer heat and cover the pan leave till done.

Remove pan from heat.

Garnished with fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves.
serve dish with Dahi Chutney.

Enjoy It..!!


  1. Hi Roha,

    Thanks for dropping by, loved ur space too..Following u back

    gosht tahari looks lip-smacking

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  2. Yummy and flavorful rice dish,thanks for sharing

  3. Masha Allah Your recipes are so good and pictures, feels like just grab it.

  4. Is that a variation of biryani? Looks very much like the North Indian biryani that is common here in take-away centres in Melbourne.... Your click as usual is tempting ;)

    1. Thank you dear,
      yeah Tahri is the vegetarian version of the Biryani and is very popular in Hyderabadi homes :)

  5. Lovely tahri..loved the awesome pics. Thanks for sharing the recipe in my event Favorite recipes-Rice dishes. Please link the announcement page for me to accept the entry. You can link this page

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  7. Add a cup of fenugreek leaves (methi) with rice for a great fragrance & taste.

  8. Add a cup of fresh methi leaves for great fragrance & taste.

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