Goat Shank Curry Dalcha Gosht

Dalcha Gosht is a famous goat shank curry from Southern India traditionally featuring mutton and lentils. Our Dalcha Gosht recipe uses grass-fed goat shanks cut into thirds (available by special order through Shepherd Song) and chickpeas, but any chunked, bone-in or boneless stew meat may be substituted. Make sure to watch chef demonstrate the curried goat recipe in the video.

Goat shank curry dalcha gosht served with flatbread.
Goat shank curry.


Another thing that makes our recipe special is the inclusion of goat milk and goat yogurt that enrichens the sauce during the slow cooking. If you need a creative idea for working with lamb or goat, rest assured the smell of goat meat, goat yogurt and aromatic spices simmering in your kitchen is sure to get your appetite going, and anyone else who’s close by. If you need a great side dish to serve with curry, try Indian Mushroom Rice.

Dalcha Gosht Goat Shanks Served
Serving goat shank curry.

This recipe is by chef Ben Spangler. Hailing from Minnesota, Ben draws from his Midwestern roots to create dishes that are unpretentious and delicious. Ben has competed on national television for the Food Network and appeared on local Minneapolis food networks. He is currently executive chef at Mercy in Minneapolis.

Chef Ben Spangler.

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Goat shank curry dalcha gosht served with flatbread.
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Goat Shank Curry Dalcha Gosht

A simple, spicy goat shank curry made with spices and yogurt.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: goat shank curry
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 555kcal
Cost: 20


  • Mortar & pestle (optional)


  • 2 lb Shepherd Song Farm goat shanks cut into 3 pieces, or 2 lb goat meat for stew
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 ea onion
  • 4 ea garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ea nutmeg
  • 1 ea cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • 2 ea bay leaf
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups goat milk
  • 2 cups goat yogurt
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas 1.5 small cans of canned chickpeas can be substituted
  • 1 oz grapeseed oil
  • 1 ea lemon for juice
  • Salt and pepper


Build the Curry

  • Soak chickpeas overnight in twice their volume of water.
  • Heat the dutch oven pan and add grape seed oil & goat shanks.
  • Sear on all sides and remove from pan and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add butter to the pan and onions and cook until lightly caramelized.
  • Add turmeric, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, cardamom, lemon, clove, bay leaf & cook 1 min.
  • Add vegetable stock, goat milk, goat yogurt and stir in chickpeas.

Finish and Serve

  • Braise in the oven at 325⁰ F for 2-3 hours or until tender
  • Serve on warmed flat bread or rice.



  • Either goat or lamb shanks can be used in this recipe. 
  • Look for goat milk at your local coop. If you can't find it it's fine to use cows milk.
  • Ideally this recipe will use shanks cut into pieces, if you can't find them, you can also use bone in goat meat purchased from Shepherd Song, or your local halal market. 


Serving: 1shank | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 938mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1251IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 5mg