Palak Gosht is a very popular dish and almost known in every part of the Indian Subcontinent. Palak Gosht means Spinach Mutton, is a delicious blending of tender succulent pieces of mutton cooked in spinach gravy mixed with freshly ground spices giving it a nourishing taste and flavor as well as satisfying the taste buds. This dish is especially preferred in the Northern parts of India & Punjab of Pakistan where the Mughals had left an enduring influence in the South Asian cuisine. The dish is not too spicy but is moderately spiced with the use of green chilies. Palak gosht is extremely nutritious and rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.
Gosht is the transliteration for the Persian word meaning meat or flesh which has been adopted by other South Asian languages. Gosht is a vital element of Pakistani cuisine that features many meat based gravies and curries. In India, gosht is generally the meat of goat or mutton. Mutton is prominently used in several cuisines and many dishes like Mutton Rogan Josh, Kadai Gosht Mutton, Paya-attu kalu curry, Keema paratha, Basic Lamb curry, Liver masala, Bhuna Ghost, Lamb Vindaloo, Gongura Mutton curry, Achari Gosh, Mutton stew, Mutton Soup, Mutton with aloo, Mutton sambar, railway Mutton curry and more.
Palak or spinach is one of the top 10 healthy vegetables the one can eat. It belongs to the same family (Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae) as Swiss chard and beets and has the scientific name, Spinacia oleracea. Its leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia (modern Iran and neighboring countries). It is not known by whom or when, spinach was introduced to India, but the plant was subsequently introduced to ancient China, where it was known as "Persian vegetable". The earliest available record of the spinach plant was recorded in Chinese, stating it was introduced into China via Nepal. Palak served as key ingredient in many delicacies here are some of them, Palak Moong Dal Fry, Palak Paneer Paratha, Crispy Spinach Fry Palak Pakoda, Aloo Palak Biryani, Palak Paneer, Palak Dal, Palak Makkai Malai, Palak Curry, Palak Gosht, Nadier Palak, Palak Methi Na Muthia, Oats Palak Roti, Palak Ki KadhiKhatti Palak Chutney, Palak Paneer Cutlet Patties, Potato Spinach Curry Aloo Palak, Paneer Bhurji, Aloo Palak Biryani, Huzooro Wale Palak Paneer, Palak Paneer Popcorn Samosa, Palak Pakoda, Palak Pachdi, Alu Palak Saag, Palak Paneer Pie, Khatti Palak Chutney, Palak Rajma Masala, Palak Raita, Palak Puri, , Palak Rajma Masala, Aloo Palak, Potato Spinach And Radish Curry, Soya Spinach Curry, Malai Palak Chicken, Cashew Makhai Phool Saag, Palak Thalipeet, Lehsuni Palak Ka Saag, Atta Spinach Dosa, Sukha Palak Gosht, Palak And Ajwain Lachha Paratha, Beetroot And Spinach Fry, Palak Chekkalu.
Palak gosht is a simple medley, look appetizing and can be eaten anytime. It’s an excellent comfort food which can be accompanied with Naan, roti, chapatti or rice. Do give it and or else you would surely be missing out on the exotic flavors and taste.