Namkeen Gosht

Namkeen basically means Salty and Gosht means Meat. It is a meat-lover’s dream, best for Eid ul Adha. You can use the freshly slaughtered meat, a few other ingredients and slow cook it to perfection. Very easy to make and turns out delicious every time. This recipe uses minimum spices and brings out the natural flavour in the meat. You have to eat it to believe it!


Difficulty: Easy Serves: 4-5 Course: Main


  • 2kg Goat meat/mutton, (the best cut is the leg+shoulder/back chopes ( in Urdu: dasti/puth))
  • 1 1/2 tbs vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed black peppercorns
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Sliced ginger for garnish
  • chat masala, for garnish.


  1. In a large bowl, marinate the meat in ginger, vinegar, salt and crushed black pepper. Cover and let it sit for an hour.
  2. Add meat in a large enough pot that fits the meat. Add 2 cups of water
  3. Turn the heat on medium high and cook for 10 minutes or till the water comes to a simmer/boil.
  4. Cover the pot and turn the heat to low. Let it cook until the meat is tender and the water is reduced. If the water evaporates and the meat is still not ready then heat a little bit of water in a separate container and add to the meat to finish cooking.
  5. Turn the stove off when ready.
  6. In a separate open faced pot heat oil on medium heat.
  7. Add meat in this pot and fry for about 5 minutes and you are done.
  8. Plate and garnish with ginger and sprinkle a bit of chat masala on top.
  9. Serve warm with naan.


  • Make sure that the meat is well cooked but not cooked to the point where it starts to fall apart (over-tenderized).
  • Try to use really  good quality cut of meat (there is no alternative to fresh meat).
  • If you want you can marinade the meat for up to three hours, but place in the refrigerator if you plan on using it later.
  • You can also use a pressure cooker. Use the same amount of water and put on pressure for about 15-20 minutes. Check to make sure that the meat is not over-cooked.

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Happy Eid everyone!

Aa jao “Namkeen Gosht” tayyar hai!!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. mrsoddbonesblog says:

    yum yum

    Liked by 1 person

  2. heenie says:

    Taqabballahau minna wa minkum. Love the simplicity of the dish. Time to thaw some mutton here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sorry for the late reply, how was your eid? were you able to try this recipe 🙂


      1. heenie says:

        Very well Alhamdulillah. You know how laziness prevails after eid but this is definitely on my to-do list.


  3. Sumith Babu says:

    Belated Eid Mubarak. Your Namkeen Gosht sounds delicious!! Loved that method of bringing natural flavour in meat by slow cooking.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much , yes it comes out soo good and with all the natural meat flavors, most meat loving people love this version.

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