Gosht ka Achaar- A delicious Eat or Store recipe

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How many times has it happened that you are on your way back home from work, both hungry and exhausted, looking blankly out of the window of your bus or car wishing there was something appetizing waiting for you at home and you didn’t have to cook.

It is exactly in such days that this mouth watering,tongue tickling,  to dive for bottle of gosht ka achaar comes in handy. You can eat it with steaming hot rice, leftover rice warmed up in a microwave or most kinds of breads. You can make it and store it in an airtight container. It should last for atleast a week in cool temperature (maybe even more) and for more than a month in the fridge. It can be made with lamb or chicken. Please note that this recipe is just medium hot.You can also make this with less heat according to your taste.

There are certain foods whose sight and aroma tantalize our tastebuds and makes us instantly crave for them. Gosht ka achaar is one of those. Don’t hesitate.Just make it and store it in small bottles. Take a few along next time you plan a weekend trip or pack a few for your son or daughter who are staying in a hostel and have to make do with unappetizing food.

Gosht‘ means meat and ‘Achaar‘ means pickle. This recipe works best with boneless lamb meat but you can try it with  chicken as well. The combination of spices in this recipe makes the meat succulent and flavorsome.The tip to keep this dish long lasting is buying fresh meat from the butcher. Traditionally the meat is not rinsed. But if you have to rinse it,make sure you pat it absolutely dry.

So this weekend,head to your local butcher and make him cut bite-sized pieces of boneless meat(lamb/chicken). Make a big batch of achaar and store it in small airtight glass containers. Keep them in room temperature for a week or in the fridge if you have made enough to last you for a couple of months. Enjoy with steaming hot rice or breads…

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Recipe: Gosht ka Achaar

Ingredients:

 

  • 700g (1.5 pounds) boneless lamb pieces cut in bite sized pieces
  • 4 bulbs garlic ground to paste
  • 1 and 1/4tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp.mustard seeds(rai)
  • 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds(methi)
  • 1/4 tsp. black caraway seeds(kalonji)
  • 1 and 1/2tsp. cumin seeds(zeera)
  • 8 curry leaves(karepak)
  • 2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp. cumin powder
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • pinch of red food color

 

Directions:

  1. Pat dry the meat and marinate with salt and garlic paste for an hour.
  2. Heat 1 and 1/2 cups oil in a wok. Reduce the heat to low flame.
  3. Add mustard seeds, caraway seeds,fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  4. When they start spluttering add the marinated meat and cook on medium heat till meat is tender and cooked. It should take about 5-8 minutes.
  5. In another pan pour the remaining 1/2 cup oil and heat it.
  6. When oil is hot,turn off heat and add 2 tsps. red chilli powder and food color.
  7. Add coriander and cumin powder.
  8. Add the fried meat and lemon juice.
  9. Toss well. Enjoy it warm with rice or bread.
  10. Let it cool before storing.

 

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A sorry and a thank you note:

I think I owe an explanation and an apology to all my readers and blogging friends for disappearing from the blogging radar for more than a month. I was caught up with jobs which required my immediate and full attention which left me with little time and energy to put up a post. I thank all my friends and readers who enquired for me and sent me ‘miss you’ messages. They really inspired me to get back to my favorite and stress busting hobby-blogging.

 

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56 Comments Add yours

  1. Your pictures definitely got my “tastebuds” going. Sound delicious too and I will make mine with lamb 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Judi. If the pictures got your tastebuds tingling I am sure you will love the recipe. Please do try it ☺ 👍

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  2. Antonia says:

    Looks delicious and I love that you can make it ahead! Welcome back 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Antonia. That’s the best part of the dish that we can make ahead and store. Sometimes we make some dishes for our family which we are not quite fond of ourselves. That’s the right time to take the jar out😉

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  3. No need to apologize, Life gets busy 🙂 Glad you are back. This recipe really sounds so delicious, thank you for sharing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for understanding and for liking the recipe Lynne. It is motivating ☺👍

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  4. Hi dear was wondering it’s been long since I saw any posts from you. No need for any apologies, as it gets tough sometimes to find time. Glad you are back. Keep it going. 👍🏼
    Meena

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for missing me Meena and also for the motivation. I have a childhood friend Meena and you reminded me of her ☺

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  5. heenie says:

    how unique and different! You think beef would work here?

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    1. skd says:

      It definitely would ☺👍Thanks for liking it

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  6. My darling…..missed you. So glad you are back xxxx

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    1. skd says:

      Missed you too dear Sheh! I am so glad to have you visiting. The world looks like a normal place to me now☺
      Thank you thank you thank you 💖

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      1. I did miss you and I hope you are ok and also I do have a contact on my blog for anything, I mean that. We all have times in life when we just need an ear ok, special one, so just email me. I don’t mind. xxxx
        Ps I will always visit.

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      2. skd says:

        Aww…thanks a million Sheh! What you said just now means a lot to me. I am ok. Just that I was extremely busy and my mind didn’t have a single byte space left to think of a post😉But things are settling down and I hope to be more regular in future. And of course i will never forget your kind offer.
        Virtual hugs and regards ☺

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      3. PUHEW…long as you were just busy. ‘JUST’? But you know what I mean. I hope. Yeah sometimes you think I need to get a post up and it is AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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      4. skd says:

        Well well! What more could i ask for. If i just read it right you will help me put up a post..in other words you will be my guest poster…pheee ….pheeee…..yippy…
        I will get back to being busy if I get this reward in return☺yay!yay!yay!

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      5. For you the world my honey xxx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  7. Good to see you back – and a lovely recipe too😄

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Laura ☺

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  8. Loretta says:

    Wow, lamb and all my favorite spices. I love rogan josh, so I know I would love this gorgeous meal. Love the red hue that is brought out in this lamb dish. I’d happily eat a bowl or two with rice or rotis :). Welcome back Ana, you have been missed in the blogging world 🙂 I hope things have settled down a bit for you. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Hey Loretta! Thanks a ton for liking the recipe and for missing me. It means a lot to me. Thankfully things are settling down and remember i told you what’s keeping me on my toes. Should take a couple of months more then i can get back full fledged to the blogging world- my favourite place of retreat.
      You will love the achaar I am sure ☺💖

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  9. The sauce looks so tasty, I feel like dunking a piece of crusty bread right into the photo! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Wish we could do that right😉…sigh! !! If that could happen I wouldn’t step out of your blog whole day☺
      Thank you for stopping by and for liking 👍

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  10. Arohii says:

    wow looks so Yummylicious !!! 🙂 Happy weekend dear Ana xx

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    1. skd says:

      Yay!Thanks Arohi. See you managed to push me to put up a post. Thanks dear. Happy weekend to you too ☺👍

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      1. Arohii says:

        yay, I am happy if I could bring our sweet Ana back. Missed you. Happy blogging and have a beautiful week my friend. 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        Have a bright and a wonderful week ahead too Arohi🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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  11. LunaUmbra says:

    That looks so delicious=)
    Greetings Luna

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Luna. ☺

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  12. Neethu says:

    Wow…looks soooo very tempting ..yummmm😋😋😋😋

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Neetu☺

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  13. Welcome back dear! Good to see your post! Looks delicious 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Freda☺

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  14. Missed You and welcome back my friend. And what a way to make your mark again on the blogging sphere…All “SPICED” up 🙂 . This looks great, and I am amazed that this could be kept at room temperature for a week, hmm, if it lasts that long. shukran for sharing.

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    1. skd says:

      Missed you too dear!Thank you for stopping by and for gracing the blog JazakAllah khair

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    2. skd says:

      And please give me a link to your new blog. I didn’t find a follow button last time I visited.

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      1. skd says:

        Thank you so much but I am unable to find a follow or subscribe button.

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      2. aaww…Shukran for feedback, will look into the follow option. If you open up one of my posts, along the right hand side(desktop version) should have the subscribe option.

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      3. skd says:

        Ok!! I get it now. I was trying to do that on my phone. Thank you ☺

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      4. pleasure, on the mobiles the subscribe bit is right at the bottom after post;-)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  15. Sumith Babu says:

    An amazing treat for the taste buds!! Glad you back on board after a long time.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for the like and the welcome. Achaar always finds a comfortable place in Indian homes.

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  16. Sandhya says:

    Ana,
    I sure had missed you and your fabulous posts. My computer crashed, so I was out of the loop for some time too.
    I am so happy to see you back and know that all is well. What a mouthwatering achar you brought- sure tantalizes my taste buds. Love that deep color of the achar- droolicious!

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  17. Nandini says:

    Very delicious looking gosht 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  18. Love your delicious recipes, love your blog! I am glad I found you.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind feedback ! Its a pleasure to have you visiting.

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      1. My pleasure! Looking forward to more of your delicious posts!

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