Gosht Shorba- Guest Post for Spices And Aroma

Gosht Shorba from Everything Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook.

I am not a phone person. I never was, not even in my teenage, when its supposed to be one of your daily rituals to glue your ears to the phone for at least a few hours a day. No, not even then! I can find a 100 reasons not to be able to pick up the phone and call someone. It has always been like that. I guess I believe more in eye to eye and face to face conversations than long chats over an electronic device while staring at the ceiling or wandering around?
Then I never remember special days of friends and family. I always call a week after birthdays of friends and act to have remembered a wrong date. I over commit and then try to work night and days to keep the commitments. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I do not. These are all bad habits, I know but that’s who I am. I have lost touch with friends due of this, but those who understood, stuck around.

Gosht Shorba

I cannot say that I was ever the most popular kid in the class. Not in school, nor in college and not even after that but I have always been lucky to have friends. Many good ones who even after calling me for the nth time still call to check on me and also complain in the end that I don’t call. Ones who call me on their birthdays and remind me to wish them. Ones who know what my “problem” is, (I know that they do because they have told me several times) but still make sure I do not fall flat on my face because of that.

Vijitha or Vij as I call her has become one such friend. Someone I met with a couple other blogger friends at a coffee shop an year and a half back and thought what a chatterbox this girl is. And now she has become one of the reasons why I am thankful for starting a food blog. She isn’t used to me saying so many nice things about her, all at the same time so I will stop right here.

Spices for Gosht Shorba

Now even before my book came out Vij had asked for a signed copy of the book so that we can give it away to one of the loyal readers of her blog. So after many reminders and then a few threatening emails and personal  home visits I finally sat down today and worked this post up for her. The recipe I am sharing  today is one of the traditional ways goat meat is cooked in North India. You can find this and many other slow cooker recipes on my cookbook “The Everything Indian Slow Cooker Cookbookt” which you also have a chance to win today.
So head over to Spices And Aroma for my guest post and recipe. Also do not forget to surf around her wonderful blog. If you are someone who has or knows someone with gestational diabetes or thinking of following South Beach Diet or simply trying to watch your waist and love Indian food then this trip to her blog might turn out to be a treat for you. Enjoy!


  1. Loved reading the blog. Amazing pictures – makes you want to eat the food now. Also loved that way a story is woven around the food.

  2. Your pictures are just incredible. I’m not a huge lamb person, but man this looks good. I could just imagine the taste of the masala part. YUM!

  3. Amazing picture!!!

    And yeah, I guess you can count me in the category of people who can shun everything when it comes to food. So cell phones are never been my priority. 😀
    Great lamb recipe and tonight it is bound to satisfy my ravenous diet. Thanks for this wonderful share.

  4. I’m a big phone person, though I am sometimes find that I lose touch with some folks and it’s a little hard to reconnect on the phone (doesn’t it feel a little awkward?)

    And I think I need to get my hands on the slow cooker book because i so rarely use mine (I find it hard seeing that I cook mostly vegetarian/pescatarian).

  5. Beautiful Prerna!!!!
    You know I was a phone person super phone person but now I hardly get anytime to enjoy this leisure of mine….
    B/W This is just gorgeous…. You always makes me miss home and ghar ka khan…..
    LOve Love your cookbook… I need to send you my copy so you can sign it 😉

  6. I’ve just dropped by Vijitha’s site for this recipe–just added to my must-cook list. I don’t use my slow cooker nearly as much as I should–must change that. These pictures have me wishing I could reach into my screen and grab that plate of rice and gosht shorba for dinner. 🙂

  7. I was a phone person but now im more into texting and facebook- which is probably even worst. I am heading over to Vijithas space now- its always so beautiful. I have never tried shorba before but def. looks delicious

  8. Lovely post, since I have moved away from my hometown I do make it a point to call my family and friends as meeting them regularly cannot happen as much as I would like. But I still prefer face to face meetings, phone still feels a little impersonal!
    The shorba looks delicious!

  9. What a blessing the food blog world is – I do think that some of the best experiences that have come from blogging is meeting new friends. I can’t wait to visit Vijitha for this delicious dish. And I do hope that we do get to meet in person soon, Prerna!

  10. I was one of those typical teen with their ear glued to the phone… but as I have grown… not so much anymore. I like face to face interaction much better too. But being a Stay at home mother.. it’s hard to have that… now most of my interaction is over a computer screen. Lovely curry. 🙂 Heading over to check it out now. 🙂

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