Bheeda ma Gosht | Okra/Lady Finger with Mutton


Bheeda ma Gosht is a Parsi favourite recipe especially for those who love bheeda (okra). Since most Parsis love mutton with just everything, this recipe is an ideal combination of vegetable and meat. It tastes just too good. The recipe is by my maternal grandparents. Let us have a look at its recipe.  

Ingredients (3-4 Servings):

  • Lady finger (Okra) - 1 kg
  • Mutton - 250g
  • Onions - 2-3
  • Ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  • Garlic Cloves - 5-6
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4th tsp
  • Dhanajeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Coriander leaves (Optional) - 1/2 cup
  • Heat oil in a cooker box (the box that goes inside the pressure cooker) and add finely chopped garlic and onions to it. Let it fry till the onions turn soft.
  • Add ginger paste, salt and sugar to it and let it fry for another minute or so.
  • Add mutton to it and let it fry for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Now, put the cooker box containing this semi-cooked mutton in a pressure cooker and let it cook for 4 whistles on high flame and 15 minutes on low flame.
  • In the meanwhile, chop the okra into 1 inch pieces.
  • Once the pressure from the cooker is released, remove the box and empty the contents in a big wide utensil. 
  • Add the powdered spices to it and let it cook  for a minute.
  • Add chopped okra to it and let it cook until the okra is well cooked. 
  • One can add finely chopped coriander leaves to it  once it is almost cooked. 
Tip: DO NOT stir it too frequently or else the okra may turn sticky. Just turn it gently once or twice to ensure even cooking