Chukander Gosht - Beet and Meat Curry

Chukander is the Hindi and Urdu name for Beets and Gosht is meat. I literally stumbled upon this recipe one day while looking for a way to combine my extra beets with a meat dish. I tried a few different recipes using both beef and mutton and finally settled on a bone in mutton recipe that I developed for my family that I love. What I love about this recipe is the contrast between the heat from the chilli powder, the gaminess of the meat and the sweet and tartness of the beetroot, and the colour of this dish is all natural and stunning!

Ingredients

Ghee 3 Tablespoon
Black cardamom 1
Cinnamon 1
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
Finely diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ginger 1 Teaspoon
Garlic 1 Teaspoon
Diced tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Mutton 2 Pound
Beets 1 Cup (16 tbs) , pureed
Green chillies To Taste (for garnish)
Coriander To Taste (for garnish)

Directions

MAKING

1. Heat 2 tbsps of ghee or clarified butter and add 1 black cardamon, 1 stick of Cinnamon and 1 tsp each of cumin and coriander seeds.

2. This will make the oil nice and fragrant before you add in 1 cup of finely diced onions. Let these cook and caramelize before you add 1 tsp each of Ginger and Garlic paste.

3. Follow this with 2 cups of diced tomatoes. Also add 1 tsp of red chilli powder and salt to taste. Cook this down till the mixture is soft and scrape it to one side.

4. Add a bit more ghee and sauté the mutton. Make sure your mutton is dry so it browns and then just fold everything together.

5. Add 1 cup of pureed beets, mix and cover to cook. Cook this for at least 30 – 45 mins till the meat is nice and tender, stirring at intervals and adding water as required.

6. Taste for salt and throw in 3 tbsps of beetroot cubes and allow these to absorb some flavour for a few minutes.

SERVING

7. Remove from the heat and garnish chopped green chillies and coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 764Calories from Fat 341

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 275 mg11.46%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 45 g90%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet