Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bhugal teenwad / Bhuna Gosht / Goat Meat

Slow cooking brings out the best flavors when cooking goat meat. This recipe has been patented by ,The Bhagia" family I think :) My brother will enjoy meat cooked in this particular fashion and no other. Mahir on the other hand is always open to trying new recipes. On my last couple trips to India I closely watched my bhabhi cook this meat and I was fascinated by the amount of time it took to prepare this and get the desired color and aroma it emanates when slow cooked for hours at end. I also asked her to pack me the"sipri" made of thick cast  aluminium which she uses to  specially cook this meat. The ingredients  for this recipe are very basic,the key to its excellent taste is the amount of time that goes into its cooking. It is absolutely OK to prepare this in a pressure cooker,you will still achieve the desired results.I call this literally the labor of love,and use no pressure whatsoever :)

Time It takes To Cook: Approximately 2 hours

Tender,young goat meat: 1 pound  mixed pieces
Red Onions: 3 medium chopped fine
Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
Garlic: 1 tbsp
salt: to taste
Red Kashmiri pepper: 1 tsp or more
garam masala: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Tomato's: 3 medium chopped
yogurt: 1 cup
Olive oil: 5 tbsp

Take the meat and mix it nicely with the yogurt & half of all the dry spices and half of ginger & garlic paste.Let it the meat stay in the marination for at least 30 minutes.If you find the time,you can marinate it for longer. Do not add the garam masala to the marination.

Take a dutch oven or anything which is heavy and made for slow cooking. Heat the 5 tbsp oil to smoking point and then add the chopped onion along with salt.After sauteing it for a few minutes,cover the dutch oven for 5 minutes,till the onion turn pink and soft. Take off the lid and slow cook the onions without the lid on high flame and do not leave the onions unattended.

Now take the marinated meat and add this to the onions. There will be enough liquid in the beginning and you can leave it alone for the first 20 minutes but checking on it once or maybe twice.

When  all the liquid starts to get absorbed & dry ,the onions will start to get a golden color. You can reduce the flame to medium now and continue to scrape the bottom every now and then,this will give the onions a nice deep rich brown color.

Now add the remaining ginger and garlic to the meat and onions. Continue to cook on medium flame. every now and then when the onions stick to the bottom,sprinkle some water and scrape the bottom. Every time you do this you will notice the onions and meat will get a deeper color.

By this time you would have cooked the meat & the onions for 1 hour and also achieved the desired deep dark brown color. Now add the chopped tomato's and add the garam masala & the remaining dry spices .Continue to cook for more time ( 30 minutes or so) everything should by this time come together and you will start to see oil appear at the edges.

Now add 2 to 3 cups of water and if you are pressure cooking halve the quantity of water and pressure cook for 15 minutes and then drop the pressure by covering it with a wet towel. If not pressure cooking than add 2-3 cups water and cover it with a well fitting lid and leave it on low flame for 40 minutes to 1 hour or till the meat is tender and easily comes off the bone. garnish it with chopped cilantro and serve with garam rotis.



  1. Yummy yummy...just feel like eating.
    lovely colour and it is perfectly bhugala.

  2. Just last week only my friend from Agartala sent me this dry tender meat preparation. She also cooked it for 2 hrs. It it tastes almost pickle. Your preparation looks exactly the same . My mouth is watering can you please parcel me a little container :-) Excellent dish

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Ohh lovely! :)
    I burnt my hand once when I tried cooking it, that's how long you have to cook it! I swore not to make it again!! :P

    You should add a little spinach to this to make it yummier!

  4. my hubby's favorite too....i dont enjoy mutton much but this looks sooooo very tempting...gonna try for sure.....

  5. This meat dish looks delicious, I won't eat meat still it is tempting.

  6. Love the color...Looks delicious...even for a veggie like me..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Slurp,mouthwatering here, love goat meats very much,but i stopped cooking them often..Cant take my eyes from the clicks,makes me drool..

  8. Despite simple ingredients, it turned out fantastic! I presume the slow cooking method that makes the difference...

  9. the colour n aroma of tghe preparation can b felt frm so far off, its really looking temptimg sned it som for ur bro he will really lov it
    keep up with ur job its just fantastic
    may god bless u

  10. Mouthwatering and aromatic dish,looks very inviting,just feel like eating some right away.

  11. Can you send me some?? those are too tempting!

  12. goat meat looks inviting and spicy....

  13. oh my!! i tried this recently and absolutely fell in love..
    This looks sooo soo delicious..

  14. Slowing cooking always give a special taste.But waiting is the hard part.Your curry looks perfect.

  15. Wow, such an aromatic mutton preparation, Actually we dont cook mutton at home, but both of try them out when we eat out :)

  16. what an aromatic spicy dish..i am learning new ways to cook goat meat!!!!

  17. I have some big meat lovers in my family n they would absolutely love this. It is amazing how you got such an exotic look on your dish with such a small list of ingredients!

    US Masala

  18. Hello dear,even the colour looks so perfect and inviting!!bookmarked:)

  19. Spicy and delicious with some hot rotis.

  20. I don't eat goat, but your goat dish came out very pretty...

  21. Wow Kavita! looks just the way like it.

  22. OMG that mutton preperation looks absolutely mouthwatering!! I'm intrigued by this slow cooking recipe, gonna try this for sure.

  23. So tempting and yummy !!!
    First time here...u have excellent space !! Happy to follow u !!

  24. labor of love huh!! i can postpone that labor till my kids grow up some more!!!
    yea i like sipris too and slow cooking...
    thank you for this love recipe!

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  26. Luvly meat dish..i am tempted to try it..

  27. Hi Kavita- We can't get goat meat here, but in a specialty Indian market, which is not local. I've had goat meat only once, by a Jamaican family, very popular meat for them, as well.
    I must say it's very tender, and delicious, the way you prepared it. A spectacular and comforting dish!

  28. wow..nice clicks n great recipe dear..

  29. I love slow cooked meat! This sounds fantastic!


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