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Punjabi Namkeen Gosht Recipe

Namkeen Gosht - Easy & Delicious Namkeen Gosht Recipe

Sumit Malhotra
Namkeen Gosht is a mutton dish popular in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its adjoining regions; Afghanistan, the tribal belt and Central Asia, where dishes similar to the local Punjabi Namkeen Gosht are still enjoyed today.
Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani, Punjabi
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 750 gram Fresh Shoulder Meat on the bone With fat on
  • 400 ml Vinegar Malt or Balsamic
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste Make fresh
  • 300 gram Curds or Yoghurt Homemade
  • 1 inch Ginger Fresh (Cut into julienne)
  • 2 piece Green Chilies Thinly sliced long ones
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves Fresh finely chopped
  • 0.5 tsp Table Salt Please adjust to suit your taste
  • 0.3 tbsp Black Pepper Powder Optional but suggested


  • Clean and dry the mutton pieces thoroughly and add malt vinegar to them. Let this rest for about 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Drain and add curds, ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix well and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add the mixture to the hot heavy-bottomed pan and let it simmer till done. It took me about 1.5 hours on low heat.
  • Keep stirring ht meat in between.
  • Garnish with ginger julienne, sliced green chillies and freshly chopped coriander.
  • Serve as a snack or with plain hot rotis or a flatbread of your choice.


  • Do not use any additional water in this namkeen gosht recipe.
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