Mutton Rogan Josh | How to make Mutton Rogan Josh

By Shreya Kapoor  |  24th Apr 2016  |  
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About Mutton Rogan Josh Recipe

Rogan Josh, an aromatic lamb dish of Persian origin, is one of the signature dishes from the magnificient state of Kashmir, India. Brimming with flavors, it is spiced with cardamom, fennel seeds, cinnamon and kashmiri red chillies (where it derives it's name from) and is then slow cooked!

Mutton Rogan Josh

Ingredients to make Mutton Rogan Josh

  • Mutton 600 gms
  • 2 onions
  • garlic 5-6 cloves
  • 3/4 cup yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp fennel seed powder ( sauf )
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder ( sauth )
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 3/4 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp javitri powder ( mace )
  • 2 tsp kashmiri powder
  • Mutton masala 2 tsp
  • salt to taste

How to make Mutton Rogan Josh

  1. In a wok, heat the ghee and oil together. (I used olive oil here.) Make a paste of the onions and garlic together and add to the oil once it starts heating.
  2. Fry the paste until the onions are light golden brown. Do not burn them but they should be light golden brown at the end. Add your mutton pieces to this and fry for about 4-5 minutes. (This is the reason why the onion paste should not be fried too much on its own, as its anyway going to get browned more with the mutton.)
  3. Next, into one cup of water, add all the spices together and mix well. Add this mixture to your mutton and give it a stir. Add more water to it, about 3 times the mutton. Simmer and let it slow cook on the heat for about an hour and a half to two hours.
  4. The water will keep reducing so you can adjust the consistency according to your preference. The gravy is traditionally, not too thick but also not watery, its somewhere in between. You will need to check on the mutton every 5-10 minutes. Add more water when the water dries out as the mutton requires a lot of time to get fully cooked. Keep repeating the process until the mutton is cooked properly.
  5. Somewhere in between, around 30 minutes of cooking, add the yoghurt. Some people do not add the yoghurt, but it helps cut down the spiciness a lil bit. Also, taste the curry after about an hour, and add more spices, if you feel the need to. I ended up adding more fennel powder to the curry, but its totally optional. In the last 20 minutes, add the last batch of water and put a lid on the top. Some water will escape even after putting on the lid as steam from the sides, so add water accordingly.

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Sujata Limbu3 years ago

Wow! One of my fav dish and its cooked so beautifully here