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. 

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cooking Time : 40-45 minutes

Serving : 5-6

Achari Mutton | Achari Lamb Recipe |
Achari Mutton | Achari Lamb

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

Achari Gosht | by Meenu Gupta
Achari Gosht


For marination: 

    1. Mutton pieces on bones – 1.5 Kg
    2. Ginger – garlic Paste – 1 tablespoon
    3. Thick Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
    4. Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
    5. Coriander Powder- 1 teaspoon
    6. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
    7. Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per your taste
    8. Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Achari Mutton Curry |
Achari Mutton Curry

For Gravy:

    • Onions – 3 (medium sized)
    • Ginger  – 1 inch piece
    • Tomatoes – 4 (medium sized)
    • Green chillies – 2
    • Dry red chillies – 4-5
    • Mustard seeds- 1.5 teaspoon
    • Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon
    • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
    • Fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
    • Onion seeds – 1 teaspoon
    • Mustard oil – 2.5 tablespoon
    • Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing
Achari Lamb Curry


  1. 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 |
Raw Lamb for Achari Gosht

2. 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. Mix the pieces well in marinade and leave it for at least 25-30 minutes.

Marinade for Achari Gosht


Marinating Lamb for Achari Gosht

3. Now, in a pan dry roast Red chillies, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, onion seeds for 5-6 minutes. Cool slightly and then grind coarsely with the help of a pestle & mortar. 

Spices for Achari Gosht |
Spices for Achari Gosht
Roasting spices for achari gosht |
Roasting Spices
Roasted Spices for Achari Gosht |
Roasted Spices for Achari Gosht

4. Finely chop Onions and in a blender puree together Tomatoes, green chillies and ginger.

5. Heat mustard oil in a thick-bottomed pan until you see smoke coming out of it, cool it and then heat it again.

6. Now, add onions and sauté till brown. After this, add coarsely ground masala powder and saute it for one minute.

Achari Gosht Preparation |

7. Now add marinated mutton, cook on high heat till mutton pieces are well browned. 

Achari Gosht Recipe |
Achari Gosht Recipe

8. 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 |

9. Lower down the flame to medium heat and cook till the mutton is properly cooked while stirring and checking the tenderness  occasionally.

Achari Gosht Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Achari Gosht Cooking

10. Once its cooked properly, switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Acahri Lamb Recipe |
Achari Lamb Recipe
Achari Gosht Curry Recipe |
Achari Gosht Curry Recipe

Enjoy it with Rumali Roti / Naan / Rice of your choice.

Key Notes:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. You can always adjust the level of spice according to your taste. But this recipe is more authentic with right level of spices.
    4. Always dry roast the spices on low heat otherwise they will be burnt.
    5. You can use same recipe for Achari Paneer or Achari Chicken.

4 thoughts on “Achari Gosht Recipe / Achari Mutton

  1. 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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