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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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Customer Reviews for Lamb Curry with Pumpkin (Gosht)
Review 1 for Lamb Curry with Pumpkin (Gosht)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,Hamburg, Germany
November 16, 2015
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Delicious curry for a cold winter night
November 16, 2015
This curry hit the spot. I made the following substitutions:
-Sunflower instead of vegetable oil
-Leg of lamb instead of shoulder
-Use ground cardamom (1tsp/pod)
-Vegetable instead of chicken stock
-Scant 1/2 tsp of himalayan salt
-Butternut squash instead of pumpkin
Some annoyances:
-Lamb, cardamom sticks to the bottom of the pot
-The recipe can look really oily during the 2 hour cooking process
All said and done, this was a DELICIOUS and I'm very happy that I took the time to prepare it.
Pros: Impressive, Will Make Again, delicious
Cons: Lengthy, Ingredients