Lamb Curry with Pumpkin (Gosht)

This is the quintessential dish of India, particularly in the north, where meat eating is more prevalent. Every family in northern India boasts a special way of cooking or seasoning gosht, the secret of which is regarded as a prized possession and passed on from one generation to another with great traditional fanfare. But most Indians will agree that the people of Delhi, having inherited the Moghul legacy, have the most interesting interpretations of gosht. Among the Delhiites, any seasoned, spice-braised meat is called gosht, which literally means meat but usually refers to goat or sheep meat. Lamb makes a wonderful substitute. Gosht can be prepared plain or include vegetables, such as potatoes, turnips, okra or pumpkin; fruits, such as plums, dried apricots or raisins; or nuts, such as cashews or walnuts. Like any braised dish, gosht tastes even better the next day.The leaves of the cassia tree have a slightly clovelike aroma and flavor and are available dried from Indian grocers. Although they are also known as Indian bay leaves, they are not related to European bay leaves (Laurus nobilis). If cassia leaves are unavailable, the same quantity of European bay leaves may be used, although they will impart a somewhat different taste.
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Review 1 for Lamb Curry with Pumpkin (Gosht)
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BretD
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October 18, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
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Delicious!
October 18, 2011
This recipe is great, even though I had to substitute bay leafs. If you are thinking about cooking it, do it and you won't regret it!
I would suggest that you remove all chunks of fat from the meat since they taste really strong and really don't melt into the sauce while cooking. Also, remove the cardamon and bay leafs before eating since you really don't want to have a mouthful of either.
Pros: Healthy, Will Make Again, taste
Cons: Lengthy
Review 2 for Lamb Curry with Pumpkin (Gosht)
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Malak
December 31, 2010
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Beautiful Blend of Spices
December 31, 2010
I normally do not review recipes I prepare, but I thought it necessary being that noone has reviewed this gosht. This is one of the best curry recipe's that I have tried. The blend of spices were perfect, full of flavor, but not over powering. The fresh cilantro on the top is a must! My kids loved it just as much as I did. This is one of the few recipes I have tried that I will not change. It was worth all the time, and effort.