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Rogan Josh  Recipe

This delicious mutton curry is perhaps the most famous of Kashmiri dishes.

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 1.30-2 hour

Servings : 4

Rogan Josh

Main Ingredients

Mutton, Oil




Main Course_Mutton

Level Of Cooking



  • Mutton cut into 1½ inch pieces
    800 grams
  • Oil
    4 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida
    11/4 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon
    2 one-inch
  • Cloves
  • Ratanjot
    4-6 inch pieces
  • Black peppercorns
  • Black cardamoms
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Dry ginger powder (soonth)
    1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Yogurt,whisked
    1 cup


Step 1

Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan. Add asafoetida, cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns and black cardamoms. Sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add lamb pieces and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly till lamb pieces turn a nice reddish brown colour. This may take twelve to fifteen minutes.

Step 3

Sprinkle a little water and continue cooking for twelve to fifteen minutes more on low heat. Make sure to stir constantly and scrape all the sediments from the bottom of the pan. Add Kashmiri red chilli powder, fennel powder, dry ginger powder, coriander powder and salt.

Step 4

Add yogurt and two cups of water. Cook, covered, till lamb is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

Chef Tip

Traditional Kashmiri Rogan Josh has thin gravy and a thick layer of oil on top. This dish is best enjoyed with steaming hot boiled rice. Quality of meat plays an important role in this dish. Select meat with a lot of fat.

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