Lost Recipe : Gosht Halwa

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Lost Recipe : Gosht Halwa

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • 250 gms mince goat meat

  • 1 tsp poppy seed

  • 2-3 nos cardamom

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

  • 2-3 tsp chopped nuts

  • 1 cups khoya / kesar pedha

  • 8-9 tsp cashewnut powder

  • 4-5 tsp sugar or as required

  • 1 tsp rose water

  • 1-2 drop edible attar (essence)

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1-2 nos saffron

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 nos betel leaf (paan)


  • Wash the meat properly under running water. In a pan add 2 cup milk , whole cardamoms, paan ,a pinch of salt and Slow cook the meat. Cook till meat becomes soft and tender. (It removes meat smell)
  • Remove cardomoms , paan and Grind the meat to a smooth paste by adding some milk. Pass it through the grinder 3-4 times till you get really smooth texture.
  • Take a pan ,add 3 tsp ghee and poppy seeds. Next add the meat paste and let it simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Soak saffron in warm milk for 2 minutes. Add remaining milk and saffron into the pan. Stir well.
  • When milk evaporates add khoya and cashewnut powder with sugar. (If you dont have cashewnut powder use cashewnut paste)
  • When sugar starts melting and khoya is mixed with meat properly add nutmeg powder.
  • Switch off the flame and add rose water.
  • Take silicon mould , grease with ghee, fill it with halwa , press it and Refrigerate for 10 minutes .
  • For serving - demould the halwa on a plate , add few drops edible attar on a cotton ball and place it on top of halwa. Cover it for 5 minutes till halwa absorbs the aroma. Garnish with chopped nuts , edible flowers (pansy, rose petals or dianthus) and silver verk (optional)
  • The royal sweetmeat halwa is ready to eat. Feel like a king eat like a king !