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Patiala Shahi Gosht

Updated on August 11, 2015

Patiala's Non-veg food is quite famous across dhaba chains in India. You’ll find patiala’s non-veg dishes in almost every north indian dhaba’s and restaurant chains. Patiala shahi gosht is famous non-veg dish from patiala(punjab). “Shahi Gosht” here means royal mutton, in punjab mutton has another word which is “gosht”. And that’s why this royal(shahi) recipe is called as “patiala shahi gosht”.

Patiala is also famous for it’s alcohol serving ever since it was ruled by maharaja bhupinder sigh who was a heavy drinker. Two double heavy pegs are called as “patiala peg” and this term is quite famous in India.

There are lots of local songs which refers to this term and when it comes to taking large pegs people often refer to this term. “Patiala peg and shahi gosht” is quite a famous combination which many people visiting patiala prefers. So let’s get started with patiala shahi gosht.

3 stars from 6 ratings of Patiala Shahi Gosht

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 6-8 People
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6-9 People
Calories 800
Calories from Fat360
% Daily Value *
Fat 40 g62%
Cholesterol 140 mg47%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


  • 2 lb Lamb pieces
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt/Butter
  • 1-2 chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed powder
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 4 black cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 sliced tomatoes(small slices)
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Clean the lamb pieces and cut them into small size. Now chop onion and tomato if you’ve not chopped them yet. Take a frying pan and add yogurt(or butter), chopped onion, salt, lamb pieces into it. Let it fry for 10 minutes over low heat and stir it once.
  2. Add red chili powder, cumin seed powder, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon into the pan and stir it again for 1 minute. Take 1 cup of water and add it into the mixture.
  3. Now cover the pan and let it simmer for a while, do stir after every 1 minute to check if the gravy is thick or not. After gravy becoming thick you can remove the lamb pieces and keep them aside for a while. Now add turmeric powder and coriander powder to the gravy and stir it well.
  4. After minute or so you can add sliced tomatoes with 1 cup of water in the gravy and let it cook on medium heat. When you add water to the gravy just stir it once.
  5. Add ginger piece,cumin powder and the lamb pieces into the gravy and simmer for 5 minutes. Now take out the gravy and mutton pieces on flat dish and garnish it with coriander leaves. You can serve 3-4 people with this recipe. It can be served with steamed rice or roti.
Patiala Shahi Gosht
Patiala Shahi Gosht


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      Susan 5 years ago from India

      Wow. Simply mouth watering. Your recipe photo is simply breath taking. Thanks for sharing.