Showing posts with label Kashmiri. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kashmiri. Show all posts

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

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Gustaba - The Kashmiri King

Gustaba Recipe or How to make Gustaba

The one cuisine that I have been itching to try was Kashmiricuisine. I have heard about it so much from my wife and my friend. Especially I had heard about Gustaba and Rista. I even had Gustaba at Delhi Haat few months back and just loved it. It was so different from the usual north Indian cuisine and really non-spicy but yeah, extremely rich. I knew I had to make it one day and this weekend I did. And guess what, nailed it in first go because though it involves a lot of steps, it is extremely simple.

Kashmiri cuisine uses mainly 2 spices in almost every dish which are key to Gustaba, the recipe of which I am going to share. Saunf and Ginger powder (Saunth). This recipe has meatballs which I had never made before. The way Gustaba tastes, you will feel all wonderful and amazing flavors in your mouth.



Gustaba Recipe:


  1. Mutton Mince
  2. Desi Ghee 1 table spoon
  3. Refined Oil 2 table spoons
  4. Curd
  5. Cumin Powder
  6. Saunf Powder
  7. Ginger Powder
  8. Mint Leaves
  9. Ginger Paste
  10. Salt
  11. Cinnamon
  12. Black and Green Cardamom