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Karahi gosht in a karahi and topped with fresh cilantro and ginger.

19 Eid Recipes and Our Favorite Mutton Karahi

We've compiled a list of beloved Eid recipes for you and your family to prepare and enjoy, including our favorite mutton karahi. Eid Mubarak!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4 People
Calories 363 kcal


For the Gosht:

  • 1 ½ pounds mutton, bone-in, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup water

For the Karahi:

For the Garnish:

  • ¼ cup fresh ginger julienne, for garnish
  • ¾ cup cilantro, chopped, for garnish


For the Mutton:

  • Add goat, water, and salt to an Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. I recommend cooking the meat at high pressure for 30 minutes if you're at low elevation and 1 hour for those at high elevation.

For the Karahi:

  • Warm the ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Then, add cumin seeds and green chilies. Cook until they begin sputtering.
  • Add ginger and garlic, and cook for another couple of minutes until the raw smell fades.
  • Add salt, pepper, Kashmiri chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and kalonji seeds to a small bowl. Stir the spices and pureed tomatoes into the pan.
  • Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes; stir it frequently to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom. Then, remove from heat until the goat finishes cooking.
  • Remove the goat from the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Check for tenderness by attempting to separate the meat from the bone using a fork. The goat should easily pull.
  • Add the meat to the reserved tomato masala. If the goat is not pull-apart tender, simmer until it reaches the desired tenderness. If the goat is tender, simmer for 10-15 minutes until the goat takes on the flavor of the masala.
  • Garnish with fresh ginger and cilantro, and serve with naan or basmati rice.


  • Cooking Method: Karahi’s come together using high heat throughout the cooking process. That doesn’t necessarily work with goat since it takes longer to become tender. For that reason, I pressure cook the goat follower by a slow braise with lower heat, allowing for the ingredients to incorporate. 
  • Nutrition Disclosure: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.


Serving: 1 ServingCalories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 17gFat: 30gSodium: 1244mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
Keyword mutton karahi
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