Dabba Gosht

Dabba gosht is an exotic Indian mutton recipe. It is especially prepared on occasions like Eid. Dabba gosht recipe uses boneless mutton that is done to perfection. I wouldn’t say its an easy dish to prepare, but this Mughlai recipe will surely exhibit the chef in you! Dabba gosht is known to be the benchmark in Mughlai cooking.


  • ½ kg boneless meat
  • 4 eggs ( 2 hard boiled and 2 beaten)
  • 2 big tomatoes
  • 1 lime
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Salt as per taste

Green Masala:

  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • Coriander leaves
  • 10 green chilies
  • 10 to 12 cloves garlic
  • Cumin seeds

Powder Masala:

  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder

Cashew nut Masala

  • 100 gm cashew nut
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Coriander leaves
  • Juice of one lime



  1. Grind the green masala together and keep aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the meat, 2 onion slices, oil, green masala, powdered masala, meat and salt. Cook till done.
  3. Heat the ghee in a broad shallow vessel and fry about 7 to 8 crushed garlic flakes. Then add the cashew nut masala and fry on low flame. Then add the meat mixture and stir it well.
  4. In a baking dish, evenly spread the meat masala mixture. Slice the hard boiled eggs and spread it on the meat along with the sliced tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves and green chilies.
  6. Lastly top it with two beaten eggs. Bake it at 180C for 15 to 20 minutes or until the egg is cooked.