Monday, 13 April 2015

Rogan Josh Recipe

How to make Rogan Josh

My love for mutton is quite known. I keep looking for new things to try with mutton. I had made this list of mutton dishes on my To-Do, but ultimately I cooked up this classic Kashmiri Rogan Josh.

Rogan Josh is traditionally cooked in yogurt and other spices but what I have tried here is Rogan Josh without yogurt. The typical color of Kashmiri Red chilli powder or Degi Mirch gives it a lovely intense red color from which it gets the name Rogan and Josh is the passion that red color derives, that is Rogan Josh in true sense.

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh
If you look at the this amazing dish, you will see red color oozing out. The typical spices used in Kashmiri cuisine like Ginger powder and fennel powder really give that different taste to otherwise North Indian taste buds.

It is also a thin gravy though you can have the gravy as you like it, thin gravy just makes it easier to have with rice.

Let me just take you through the recipe before you start slurrping if you are already not.


  1. 1 Kg Mutton with bones.
  2. Desi ghee. 3-4 tablespoons
  3. 3 table spoons Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  4. 3-4 chips of Cinnamon
  5. 5-6 Green Cardamoms
  6. 1 table spoon Jeera
  7. 2-3 Javitri or Mace
  8. 1 table spoon Fennnel powder or Saunf powder.
  9. Half table spoon Ginger powder or Saunth.
  10. 3/4 tea spoon Hing powder
  11. Salt to taste
  12. 2-3 Black cardamoms

  1. This is a very easy recipe. First of all, grind Cinnamaon, Green Cardamoms, Javitri and Jeera to fine powder. Keep it aside.
  2. Now, in a small bowl and add Kashmiri Red Chilli powder, Fennel powder, Saunth and Hing powder.
  3. Add water and make a thin watery mix.
  4. Heat ghee in a kadhai and add black cardamoms.
  5. Fry the mutton on high till it gets color. Remember, no color, no flavor.
  6. Once, mutton is fried, add the watery mix we made and cook on high for sometime.
  7. Add salt and let it simmer on low for about 45 minutes.
  8. Add water according to the gravy you want.
  9. After 45 minutes, add the grinded powder we made in Step 1 and give it a mix.
  10. Cook for another 45 minutes or till the mutton is tender.
  11. Cook uncovered for little more till you see ghee floating on top.
  12. Check for gravy's thickness. If it is thick add little water and cook for few more minutes. If it is thin, cook uncovered to reduce it.
  13. Your Rogan Josh is ready.

A typical traditional amazing dish can be cooked in such an easy way. Isn't it? I am sure you will definitely try this Kashmiri delicacy at home.

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