What does ‘Bhuna’ mean ?
Bhuna : An Indian dish or sauce in which spices are dry-roasted in a pan and then combined with a moistening agent such as yogurt or water.
‘Bhuna Gosht‘ means goat meat/lamb slow cooked in a pan with spices. The meat cooks its own juices and is allowed to simmer for long hours thus reducing the watery curry to a thicker, deeper brown more luscious gravy.It is best served with Indian flat breads like naan, roti or chapati’s. It also tastes great with festive vegetarian pilaf’s balancing the blandness of vegetarian pilaf with a spicy accompaniment.
This recipe is based on Pakistani cuisine, which is similar to a medium-hot dry curry originating in Bengal, Kosha Mangsho, prepared typically by frying meat with spices at a high temperature.The term “kosha” refers to a cooking process, called Bhuna in Hindi. This refers to slow cooking without any additional water. The result is a gorgeous and bold marriage of meat and the spices.
Some links to my published blog posts on meat (Bhuna) dishes are listed below for your interest :