Easy Gosht

Working from home, looking after the kids and making iftar can be a lot which is why we prefer iftar dishes that take no time or effort at all to put together. Last year, we showed you an easy cheat biryani to make and this year, we’ve made things even simpler with this easy gosht/meat curry. 

It requires you to dump all of the ingredients into a crockpot either the night before or in the morning before work and by the time iftar comes along, you’ll have this lovely tender meat curry ready to eat. Serve it with some crusty bread, fluffy naan or a bowl of rice!

If you don’t have a crockpot, you can also make this in an Instant Pot – a lifesaver if you’re short on time. 

  1. Turn on the saute button on the Instant Pot, add oil and fry the dry garam masala ingredients. 
  2. Once it starts frying, add in the fried onions, stir it, and add in the tin of tomatoes. Turn off the saute function. Add in the garlic, ginger, green chutney, dhana jeeru, salt, turmeric and garam masala and mix it up. 
  3. Leave this to cook and once you see the oil coming out, add in the meat and water. Close the pot and press the “Meat” button and set it to 10 minutes. 
  4. The curry will be ready once the meat is tender. 



500g beef or lamb chunks
1 cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods
2 cloves 
3 peppercorn 
1 heaped teaspoon garlic
½ teaspoon ginger 
1 heaped teaspoon green chutney
1-3 green chillies
1 can of plum tomatoes, crushed a bit
¼ tsp of turmeric
4 tsp dhana jeeru
Garam masala
400ml water 


  1. Add all of the ingredients into the crockpot/instant pot 
  2. Leave to slow cook on high for 4-5 hours. If you notice that it is drying up or burning, put it on low. 
  3. The curry will be ready once the oil has been released and comes to the top and the beef chunks are tender. 
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