Praises run ample for the various restaurants and street-side vendors of Hyderabad serving some of the best meat dishes in the country. It is undoubtedly a foodie's heaven if you want to try decadent biryanis or kebabs that transport you to the royal Mughal era. These streets of Hyderabad have catered to generations of meat lovers and still do so, only in a slightly modernized way. One such Hyderabadi delicacy that has had to change its ways to fit in an ever-evolving city is - Pathar Gost, meaning meat cooked on stone.
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Pathar ka Gosht is one of these traditional Hyderabadi delicacies which has won several hearts during the past decades. It is a mutton dish, where the meat is marinated for long hours, even overnight sometimes, and left to slow cook on a hot granite stone over coal for hours, the results? Succulent tender pieces of meat that are juicy and melt-in-the-mouth. While the original recipe is simple, but it does require hours on an end, and not to forget the granite cooking that is quite impossible in today's time. But that doesn't mean you can't try this delicacy at home, with a grill Tawa and a simple marinate, you can make this much easier and simpler version of this royal delicacy.
How To Make Pathar Gosht l Easy Pathar Gosht Recipe:
In a bowl take boneless flat mutton pieces, add a green paste made with coriander, mint, and chili, ad dried spices like garam masala, coriander powder, and pathar ke phool if you can manage to find it. Once all the required spices are added, mix marinades well, mash them properly onto every single piece of mutton. Let this sit for at least 30 minutes, but if you have the time, let it sit for 2 hours.
In a non-stick pan or grill Tawa, add a tsp. of oil and lay down the mutton pieces. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes and then lower the flame and cook for another 10 minutes covered on each side. Once done drizzle some ghee and let it cook in that aromatic ghee as well. Take off the heat and serve hot.
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That's how you can make a royal delicacy of the Hyderabadi cuisine at home; let us know how you like it in the comment below.