Nasreen’s Istew recipe (Khade Masale ka Gosht)


Istew Recipe

1 kilo mutton/goat meat

2 cinnamon stick

2 baadi elachi

5-6 cardamom

6-7 cloves

10-12 black pepper

1 Star Anise

4-5 dry chillies (chopped)

5-7 roughly chopped onions



Chopped Garlic

Sliced Ginger

250 gram yoghurt

1 teaspoon of Kewra water (optional)


Chop 5-7 onions roughly. Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot add onions and slightly brown them. Now add the meat, hard spices, chilli, salt, chopped garlic and sliced ginger. Stir fry the meat until it changes the colour. (Bhuna the gosht). Now add yoghurt, stir and mix with the meat. Cover the pot and cook on the low heat. Keep checking and stirring the meat every now and then. If the meat looks too dry add a little bit of water. When the meat is cooked, keep stirring until the liquid has dried ups and the oil is floating on the surface. Now add a drop of kewra water to the cook meat. This enhance the smell of the cooked dish. Finally serve the cook Istew with some roti and salad.

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