Royal Recipe straight from the Bundelkhandi Kitchen

Move aside exotic international dishes. Here’s a cuisine that can give signature Indian dishes a royal run for their money. Shocking but interesting, these dishes come from the ‘tribals in the jungle areas of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha, Jhansi and Indore.

Today we are sharing with you a special recipe of Bundelkhandi Gosht which once was the must have dish at Royal dining during Bundela era in Orchha. Now, this royal recipe is served to the guests at Amar Mahal Orchha.

Succulent Bundeli Gosht !! Prepared in the pure and fresh ingredients  with special spices which India is famous for.

Here’s the recipe for you….


1 Kg. Mutton
1/2 Kg. Chana Kabuli (Boiled)
1½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
2 medium onion-chopped
4-6 tbs. oil /ghee
1 tsp. ginger paste
½ tsp. garlic  paste
2 tomato-chopped
6-8 whole black pepper
3-4 cloves
2 black cardamom
¼ tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. garam masala
1 cup fresh coriander leaves-chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 small of ginger –sliced

1 Clay Pot for cooking


Fry the onion in the oil till brown. Mix all the ingredients together and add to the pot and stir till the tomato has become soft and the water has dried.

Add the meat and cook again to let the water dry. Add 3-4 glasses of water cover and leave to tenderize. When meat is almost done add Chana. Cook till chana is done and the water dries.

Garnish with fresh Dhaniya leaves, sliced ginger and sprinkle garam masala powder.

Serve with rice or puris preferably Makai or Bajra.

Bundelkhandi cuisine extensively uses clay pot for the preparation of their food and the fact that it is cooked on firewood gives it a unique flavor.

Try this recipe at home or Savor the palatable cuisines of Bundelkhand amid the luxurious settings of Amar Mahal and let the flavors titillate your tongue …

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203


1 comment
  1. ajit singh tomar said:

    V nice recapi

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