Thursday 29 August 2013

Chard Ghosht

Recipe that I have tried, and can vouch for :)

This is a combined version of 2 different dishes, sakhpaita (spinach and lentils) and daal ghosht (lentils and meat)


Green lentils (Moong dal) - about 2 cups
Lamb (small pieces diced) - ½ kg
Swiss chard (finely sliced) - 1 bunch
Coriander (chopped) - 1 Bunch

Onion (chopped) - 2
Garlic (finely chopped) - 4 cloves

Ground cumin - ½ teaspoon
Black pepper  - 5
Salt to taste

Olive oil - ½ cup
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Water - 6 cups


  1. Pressure cook the lentils with the water, then simmer until the lentils are nearly cooked.
  2. In a separate pot, sauté the onion with half the olive oil for 5 minutes, then add the meat, cumin, salt and black pepper, cook until brown.
  3. Add lentils with their cooking water and cook for about 15 minutes until the lentils and meat are almost cooked.
  4. In a skillet, add remaining olive oil, sauté the garlic, add the coriander and cook for 1 minute. Stir in to the lentils.
  5. Add Swiss chard and lemon juice and cook over low heat for 3 minutes, and then remove from the heat.