Kashmiri ‘Wazwan’ Gosht

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Culinary Journeys | 11 comments

Kashmiri ‘Wazwan’ Gosht

“Wazwan” (Inspired)Kashmiri Gosht (serves 10-12 friends, we consider extended-family)

  • Mutton-2 kilograms
  • Onions-1 kilograms,finely chopped
  • Whole Kashmiri Chillies(round whole chillies with a sweet skin and a hot interior)
  • Kashmiri Mirch powder-3 tablespoons
  • Aniseed/Fennel paste-2 tablespoons
  • Whole fennel seeds-2 teaspoons
  • Tomato Puree-2.5 cups
  • Garam Masala powder-2 teaspoons
  • Whole Fenugreek-4 teaspoons
  • Shahi Cardamom- 6-7 numbers,lightly crushed
  • Crushed peppercorns-3 tablespoons
  • Yoghurt (to marinate the mutton)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of saffron(soaked in 1/4th cup of warm milk
  • Oil-3 tablespoons & Ghee-3 tablespoons
  1. Marinate the mutton with the yoghurt and salt for 4-6 hours to make it tender.
  2. In a heavy bottom skillet, heat the oil and the ghee till its smokes slightly.Add whole kashmiri chillies. Once the aroma of the smoked chillies entices you enough, add the fenugreek, peppercorns, whole cardamom and the fennel seeds. Add chopped onions and cook till it is brownish pink. Add all the other ingredients(garam masala,tomato puree and the fennel paste). Add salt to taste and warm water,if required
  3. Add the marinated mutton and slow cook it on medium to low fire, till the oil starts separating from the masala. Transfer to a pressure-cooker and cook till tender(usually 15 minutes would be sufficient)
  4. Add a dash of the saffron infused milk.
  5. Serve it with fine white Basmati rice

We had other things to celebrate this day. Read about Foraying into 4-Oh!


  1. this is awesome Sam, I shall make it next week!

  2. Thank you Joydeep! Are you still in SFO?
    Looking forward to the luchi-mangsho adda soon!

  3. Being from Kashmir, you just reminded me that i have not cooked this fantastic dish from sometime. I reaffirm the recipe is apt, guess I know how to cook this as well 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this.


  4. the photos itsef r very tempting!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. This in the ABSOLUTE testimonial that I needed to have! Thanks Pankaj ..really means a lot !

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    Do drop by more often, Reena. Nice meeting you.
    Little curious(happily so!) to know how you found out about my site…hope you wouldn’t mind sharing it with me!

  10. I stumbled upon your work when Arthu & Santhosh shared you website on FB.Forgot to mention love your Photo’s too…

  11. 🙂
    Am glad! Look forward to seeing you here again!