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Goat Curry

If you are craving some spicy yet healthy food, goat curry is the right choice. Goat meat is low in fat, cholesterol, and saturated fat than pork, lamb, or chicken. It also has high protein content which is good for your health. Goat meat is also said to prevent cancer. Moreover, it is good for menstruating women and pregnant women to prevent anemia since goat meat has high iron content.

Although you can have goat meat in many different forms, goat curry has no substitute as it is immensely delicious and spicy. So, in this article, we will be learning how to make goat curry!

There are innumerable different ways to prepare a goat curry, some people slow cook it (takes an eternity to make), some make it instantly without allowing goat meat to tenderize. However, we will be cooking the goat curry till the goat meat becomes slipping- off- the- bone tender and grasps a soothing aroma and the taste of the spices. With all this said, let us quickly jump to the goat curry recipe:

Ingredients needed for goat curry:

For setting the goat meat:

  • Goat meat: 50 grams
  • Lime: 1
  • Salt: 1 tbsp
  • Mustard oil or vegetable oil: 1 tbsp
  • Meat tenderizer: half tablespoon (optional)

For making goat curry’s gravy:

  • Bay leaf: one or two
  • Cloves: 4
  • Dry red chilli: 3
  • Mustard oil aur vegetable oil: 3 tablespoon
  • Cardamoms: 6
  • Cinnamon: 1 inch
  • Peppercorns: 8
  • Onion: six (chopped)
  • Garlic cloves: 10 (finely chopped)
  • Sugar: half teaspoon
  • Ginger: 4 inch (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies: 4 (silt in to two symmetrical parts, you can add more chillies if you want to to make the goat curry more spicy)
  • Cumin powder: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tablespoon (you can add more if you wish to make the goat curry more spicy. However, try to substitute red chilli powder with black pepper as red chilli powder is not so much good for health, while black pepper is really good for health and it also provides a nice taste and aroma to the goat curry)
  • Tomato: 3 (chopped)
  • Tomato paste: 2 tbsp
  • Water: one and a half cup
  • Salt: to taste
  • Coriander leaves: 1.5 cup (finely chopped)

For onion masala:

  • Vegetable oil or mustard oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 10- 12 (finely chopped)
  • Dry red chilli: 2
  • Garlic cloves: 5 (finely chopped)
  • Onion: 2 (sliced)

Procedure to make goat curry:

  1. Wash the goat meat nicely.
  2. Sprinkle salt, tenderizer and lime juice on the meat. Refrigerate the meat for 35 minutes.
  3. Take a pressure cooker and heat some mustard oil in it. Add all the spices listed under the gravy section above.
  4. Let the spices heat for 2 minutes. 
  5. Then add onions and half teaspoon of sugar to the heated oil and spices. Allow the onions to become golden brown.
  6. Subsequently, add ginger and garlic (you can also use the ginger-garlic paste, but for best taste use the fresh ginger and garlic) and saute it for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric and cumin to the pressure cooker and saute it for six minutes on medium-high heat.
  8. Add tomato paste and tomatoes and cook it for three more minutes.
  9. Finally, add the goat meat and water (just enough to immerse all the pressure cooker contents) and give everything a nice stir.
  10. Close the pressure cooker and allow it to cook on high flame until two whistles are blown.
  11. After the steam has escaped, open the pressure cooker lid and check the goat meat. If the goat meat is not easily broken with a spoon, allow it to cook till one more whistle blows.
  12. Now take a skillet to prepare the onion masala.
  13. Heat 2 tbsp oil in the skillet.
  14. Add curry leaves, dried red chillies, mustard seeds and the onions (sliced) into the skillet.
  15. Allow this to cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame, or till the onions get a golden brown colour.
  16. Once the goat meat is cooked, add all the contents of the pressure cooker to the skillet. Also, add a little water if you feel the goat curry is dry. Use a lid to cover the skillet nicely so that the goat curry can further cook in the steam.
  17. Continue to cook this over low heat for another 15 minutes.
  18. Before serving, sprinkle all the chopped coriander leaves on it.
  19. Serve your goat curry hot with paratha, pulao. Roti or steamed rice and see everyone go mad after your cooking!