Methi Gosht
Methi Gosht
5 from 1 vote
Savor a fragrant and richly spiced dish combining tender meat with the earthy bitterness of Fenugreek leaves. This hearty recipe offers a tantalizing blend of flavors that will surely satisfy your cravings for a delicious and comforting meal.
Methi Gosht

Methi Gosht, a delectable and aromatic dish hailing from the rich culinary traditions of India and Pakistan, is a marriage of tender meat and flavorful fenugreek leaves. This dish has been enjoyed for generations, with each family adding their unique twist to the recipe, making it a beloved staple in South Asian homes.

The origins of Methi Gosht can be traced back to the Mughal era, where the combination of meat and fenugreek was enjoyed by the royalties as a luxurious treat. As the recipe traveled across regions, it evolved into a rustic and hearty dish that continues to delight taste buds to this day.

While Methi Gosht may seem intimidating to some due to its complex flavors and long list of ingredients, it is actually quite simple to prepare with a bit of patience and practice. The key lies in the slow cooking process that allows the flavors to meld together, creating a dish that is bursting with bold spices and earthy fenugreek.


Lamb: The main protein source in this dish, lamb adds a rich and meaty flavor that pairs perfectly with the aromatic spices and seasonings.

Vegetable Oil: Used for cooking the lamb and vegetables, vegetable oil helps to prevent sticking and adds a subtle richness to the dish.

Onions: Providing a savory sweetness, onions are a key ingredient in many Indian dishes, adding depth of flavor and volume to the overall dish.

Garlic: Garlic adds a pungent and slightly spicy flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste and aroma.

Ginger: Known for its unique and zesty flavor, ginger adds a warm and peppery kick to the dish, balancing out the other spices.

Green Chillies: Adding heat and a fresh, zesty flavor, green chillies bring a spicy kick to the dish, which can be adjusted based on personal preference.

Cumin Seeds: With a warm and earthy flavor, cumin seeds add depth and complexity to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile.

Coriander Powder: Made from ground coriander seeds, coriander powder adds a citrusy and slightly floral flavor to the dish, complementing the other spices.

Turmeric Powder: Known for its vibrant color and earthy flavor, turmeric powder adds a slightly bitter and peppery taste to the dish, along with numerous health benefits.

Chilli Powder: Providing heat and spiciness, chilli powder adds a fiery kick to the dish, which can be adjusted based on personal preference.

Garam Masala: A blend of various spices, including coriander, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves, garam masala adds warmth and complexity to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

Salt: Essential for enhancing and balancing the flavors of the dish, salt is used to season the ingredients and bring out their natural tastes.

Dried Fenugreek Leaves: Also known as kasuri methi, dried fenugreek leaves add a subtle bitterness and a unique flavor to the dish, complementing the other spices and seasonings.

Tomatoes: Providing a tangy sweetness and a rich texture, tomatoes add depth and moisture to the dish, creating a well-balanced and flavorful Methi Gosht.

Serving Suggestions and Pairings

  • Serve the Methi Gosht hot with a side of steamed rice or butter naan to soak up the flavorful gravy.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, a drizzle of lime juice, and a dollop of yogurt for added freshness and tanginess.
  • Pairs well with a refreshing cucumber raita or a tangy pickle on the side to balance out the richness of the dish.
  • For a complete meal, serve with a simple salad of mixed greens tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing.
  • Pair with a glass of mango lassi or a cold beverage like nimbu pani or jaljeera to complement the bold flavors of the dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Methi Gosht?

Methi Gosht is a popular Indian dish made with tender pieces of meat (usually lamb or goat) cooked in a rich and spicy curry sauce flavored with fenugreek leaves.

How do you make Methi Gosht?

To make Methi Gosht, you will need to marinate the meat with yogurt and spices, sauté onions and tomatoes, add the marinated meat, fenugreek leaves, and cook until the meat is tender and the flavors have melded together.

What does Methi Gosht taste like?

Methi Gosht has a unique and complex flavor profile. The combination of spices, yogurt, tomatoes, and fenugreek leaves creates a rich and savory dish with a slightly bitter and earthy undertone from the fenugreek.

Can I use chicken instead of lamb or goat?

Yes, you can definitely make Methi Gosht with chicken instead of lamb or goat. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as chicken cooks faster than lamb or goat.

Is Methi Gosht spicy?

The level of spiciness in Methi Gosht can be adjusted to suit your preference. You can add more or less chili powder, green chilies, or black pepper to make it as mild or spicy as you like.

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Methi Gosht

Methi Gosht

by Nabeela Kauser
Savor a fragrant and richly spiced dish combining tender meat with the earthy bitterness of Fenugreek leaves. This hearty recipe offers a tantalizing blend of flavors that will surely satisfy your cravings for a delicious and comforting meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 326 kcal


  • 500 g Lamb diced
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1- inch Ginger grated
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Fenugreek Leaves methi
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 200 ml Water


  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Stir in minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chillies. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add diced lamb to the pan. Cook until the meat is browned on all sides.
  • Mix in coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, and salt. Stir well to coat the meat evenly with spices.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften.
  • Pour in water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for about 1 hour or until the lamb is tender.
  • Once the meat is cooked, add chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Cook uncovered for another 10 minutes, allowing the methi to wilt and blend with the gravy.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapati.


Ensure to wash the methi leaves thoroughly to remove any dirt or grit.
Adjust the amount of green chillies and red chilli powder according to your spice preference.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 16gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 499mgPotassium: 368mgFibre: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 445IUVitamin C: 11mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cooking, Curry, Food, Gosht, Lamb, Lamb Curry, Meat, Methi, Recipe
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