Achari Gosht Recipe / Achari Mutton

Achari Gosht / Achari Mutton (अचारी गोश्‍त) is a wonderful, pretty simple yet absolutely ravishing recipe which hails from Awadhi cuisine of Uttar Pradesh . Achari Gosht got its name due to the presence of  Achari / pickled flavours  into it. It is cooked in Mustard oil with onion seeds, mustard seeds, fennel and fenugreek seeds, and all these are key ingredients for any kind of pickle. 

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Achari Mutton | Achari Lamb

It was originally made using goat meat or mutton, however in UK, getting fresh goat meat is not that easy, I have used lamb as a good replacement here.

What makes this achari gosht special? It is not the meat but the ingredients used here. The spices is what makes this special and then the way how spices are cooked along with the meat.

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Achari Gosht – Lamb Curry | Your Food Fantasy

Spices like fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds are roasted and then ground to make the fresh spice mix, which when cooked with meat in mustard oil, yields one of the best taste.

If you like Lamb /Mutton, you may like to try Chettinad Lamb Curry, Handi Gosht, Lamb Keema, Lamb Biryani, or the juicy lamb chops.

Below is detailed step by step recipe of achari gosht.

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Achari Gosht

Gosht (Lamb) cooked is a spicy Lamb / Mutton curry which combines tenderised meat (usually mutton or beef), in pickle flavours of fresh spices.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 978 kcal


For Marination

  • 1 Tablespoon Yogurt Thick / Set
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1.5 Kg Mutton /Lamb Pieces
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt As per taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

For Gravy

  • 3 Onions Medium Sized
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 4 Tomatoes Medium Sized
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Fenugreek seeds / methi daana
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Seeds
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Edible Mustard Oil
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnishing


  • First of all , clean and wash mutton pieces and leave it in colander for 10 minutes to drain out excess water. 
    Raw Lamb for Achari Gosht | Your Food Fantasy
  • Now in a mixing bowl, take all the ingredients listed under marination category, mix all of them together and add mutton pieces to this marinade.
    Marinade for Achari Gosht | Your Food Fantasy
  • Mix the lamb pieces well in marinade and leave it for at least 25-30 minutes.
    Marinating Lamb for Achari Gosht | Your Food Fantasy
  • Now, in a pan dry roast Red chillies, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, onion seeds for 5-6 minutes.
    Roasting Spices for achari gosht | your food fantasy
  • Cool slightly and then grind coarsely with the help of a pestle & mortar. 
    Roasted Spices for Achari Gosht | Your Food Fantasy
  • Finely chop Onions add in a blender, and puree together with tomatoes, green chillies and ginger.
  • Heat mustard oil in a thick-bottomed pan until you see smoke coming out of it, cool it and then heat it again.
  • Now, add onions and sauté till brown. After this, add coarsely ground masala powder and saute it for one minute.
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  • Now add marinated mutton, cook on high heat till mutton pieces are well browned. 
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  • At this stage, add tomato puree and cook this until it starts leaving oil . Then add two cups of water and cover the pan with lid.
    Achari Lamb Recipe |
  • Lower down the flame to medium heat and cook till the mutton is properly cooked while stirring and checking the tenderness  occasionally.
    Achari Gosht Cooking | Your Food Fantasy
  • Once its cooked properly, switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy it with Rumali Roti / Naan / Rice of your choice.
    Acahri Lamb Recipe | Your Food Fantasy


  • You can marinade the mutton for longer depending upon how much time you have. The longer its left for marination, less time it will take to cook and having more flavours till deep inside.
  • Always heat the mustard oil till its smoking point in the first instance otherwise the lamb will smell more of mustard oil after cooking, if not heated properly.
  • You can always adjust the level of spice according to your taste. But this recipe is more authentic with right level of spices.
  • Always dry roast the spices on low heat otherwise they will be burnt.
  • You can use same recipe for Achari Paneer or Achari Chicken, replacing lamb with paneer or chicken respectively.


Nutrition Facts
Achari Gosht
Amount Per Serving
Calories 978 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Fat 68g105%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
Cholesterol 288mg96%
Sodium 1580mg69%
Potassium 1216mg35%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 75g150%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 thoughts on “Achari Gosht Recipe / Achari Mutton

  1. Stage 10 says “add tomato puree” I am unclear. Is this the 4 tomatoes, I pureed tomatoes with onions chilli & ginger, so it’s already in pan?

    1. Hello David, yes you got it right. Its like make the puree with tomatoes, green chillis and ginger. I will rephrase the word in recipe for better clarity.

  2. The ingredients list for marination is incomplete.. # 2 #4 #5…could you update your recipe with those missing ingredients…?

    1. Dear Nithya, I appreciate you reaching out. Yes, there has been a system glitch which has impacted few recipes. This was one of those. Now I have fixed it and you shall be able to see it. Please let me know if you have any difficulty with regards to recipe. In case you try this, please do share your feedback. xx Meenu

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