Palak Gosht

One of the most usual accompaniments to khatti dal and rice, or parathas at meals, palak gosht is a simple spinach+meat medley that both nourishes as well as satisfies. It is comfort food for me. Give me this combination and I will happily gobble it all up anytime.

Fresh Spinach leaves – Palak

You can even use frozen spinach as it will save both time and effort. However, fresh is best and always recommended. Make sure you wash the fresh spinach leaves well before use.

Palak Gosht – Spinach Meat curry


Lamb Meat with bone – 500 gms
Canola oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1, medium, finely sliced
Red chilli powder – 3 tsp
Green chillies – 6, chopped
Salt – 2 ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Tomato – 1, chopped
Fresh Spinach/Palak – 300 gms (or) Frozen Spinach – 300 gms
Dill leaves/Suva bhaji – 1/2 cup, finely chopped (optional)

Palak Gosht – Spinach Meat curry


1. If using fresh spinach: Wash the spinach carefully. Cut and discard the thick stems. Hold the leaves together in a bunch and cut into thin strips. Again cut these strips thinly in opposite direction.
2. In a pressure cooker at medium high heat, add oil and as soon as it warms up, add the sliced onion. Stir fry until golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chillies, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. In a minute add the meat with bones and mix well. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. Now add the chopped tomatoes. Mix well. Pour in about 1 ½ cup fresh cool water and pressure cook until the meat is tender. Once done, open the lid and cook at medium hight heat while stirring frequently until the mixture dries up and starts leaving oil. Add the chopped spinach and chopped dill leaves and pressure cook for 3 more minutes. Open the lid and cook for 10 minutes at medium high heat. You can cook until the curry is dry, or leave a little gravy if you like. Serve warm.


24 thoughts on “Palak Gosht

  1. Assalamuallykum Dear Mona.

    How are you? Hope you are well.

    I am still waiting for Motton Tahari.

    Please can you post it?

    Thanks a millon in advance.

    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Jaber, Alhamdulillah I am doing well. Inshallah I will post the recipe in a few days. Right now as you might know I am on vacation in Hyderabad and hence unable to fulfill recipe requests.

  2. I mean Mutton Tahari?
    Can you post how to make mutton tahari
    Please i am waiting for it


    Jaber, your request is duly noted.

  3. Dear Mona,

    Thaks a million for your many delicious recipes.
    Please can you post for us Motton?
    I would be thankfull for that.


  4. Assalam alaikum Wa rah wa bar….

    Simply suprb dish…thanks for sharing you made to look so simple…could you please share how to cook mirchiyon ka salan…it ll be a rockling doo if I invite ma Hydi (Hind) frnds.

    Wa alaikum Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu Sadiq, you can find the recipe for mirchiyon ka salan through the recipe index on my blog.

  5. hi! i too love this recipe . saw ur mango pickle recipe today. yummmm!!!!!! you asked why it is called rishta ka achaar ? actually “rishta “means grated and the achaar is made from grated mangoes ans so the name.. u might have heard gajar ka rishta too!that is gajar(grated) ka halwa.

    Juveriya. jazakallahu khair for sharing the information.

  6. Assalam u alaikum,
    I would like to add that spinach is sometimes bitter in summer in pakistan, so my mother in law used to boil it first, drain the water and then cooked it, adding methi leaves at the end, leaving it on low for 3 minutes and also 2 tbsp milk,which made the taste awesome

    Yameena, Jazakallahu khair for your tips.

  7. Assalamu alaikum Mona

    No other greens can beat the palak gosht curry in flavour and nutrition. InshallahI will try it with coriander powder n dill leaves next time.

  8. Ooo, I’ve never added the dhania powder to my palak gosht before, but I must try it! Love this curry myself Mona … perfect with rice, nai??

  9. This looks really good;we have a similar dish but not as flavorful.

    Joumana, I am sure you version might taste just as delicious. Please do share, I would love to try.

  10. I know bhaaji gosht
    and my husband doesn’t like spinach so I add only dill and methi leaves
    and I heard sorrel tastes best but sadly I dnt find them here
    can u plz post bhaaji gosht too

    Sana, Inshallah I will.

  11. assk mona
    nice and healthy recipe. spinach and meat is both healthy for kids esp.
    just a concern, there is a popular belief that palak and tomatoes combinaton is not good for kidney stones. i dont believe it but wants to know ur second thought.

    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Rizruby, that is not true. Tomatoes do not lead to the formation of kidney stones. Spinach can increase the risk of kidney stones in persons who have had calcium oxalate stones. Cooking spinach along with tomatoes does not lead to the formation of kidney stones.

  12. mona,
    Ilove your simple dishes.In some receipes where yougart is added at the end.
    can you pl. do a receipe on BHAGARE BAIGAN,ina very easy and simle way.

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