Originating in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the name of this meal stems from the Spanish word for 'poor quality'.
This dish comes from the Newar people, Nepal’s indigenous community from the Kathmandu Valley. The goat is rubbed in herbs and spices, and then traditionally, the skewers would be roasted over a wood fire.
Capretto is Italian for kid goat and the lean meat comes from goats that are milk-fed and are between four and eight weeks old.
There is some debate surrounding the exact origins of this onion-based curry. Some credit the dish to Mullah Do Piaza, purportedly one of Moghul Emperor Akbar’s courtiers in the 16th century, whom, according to folk stories, created the dish.
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