How to make spicy Kashmiri mutton rogan josh

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By Abhijit

Last Updated Apr 12, 2022

  How to make spicy Kashmiri mutton rogan joshHow to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh
Actually rogan josh this recipe is a Persian or Kashmiri origin. Here rogan means ‘oil’ and josh means ‘hot’, means the recipe is cooked with extreme heat. But from other source rogan can also mean ‘red’, it is colored and flavored by Alkanet flower Alkanna tinctoria, is an herb; its roots are used as a red dye. It is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. so the main ingredients of rogan josh is red meat, normally lamb or goat.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: main
Cuisine: Kashmiri,Indian
Level of cooking: medium
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


mutton (washed well)- 300 gms

Ghee(clarified butter)-2 tsp

whole spices are 1 medium size cinnamon stick, 5 cloves, 1 green cardamom, 2 bay leaves

onions (finely sliced)

Tomatoes -4(make it paste)

ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

kashmiri red chilli powder-1 tsp

turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

roasted coriander seeds powder-1 tsp

Roasted cumin powder-1 tsp

1 cup yogurt (beaten well)

cardamom powder-1/4 tsp

1 tsp freshly chopped coriander leaves

salt – to taste

How to make spicy Kashmiri mutton rogan josh

  1. 1. First clean and wash the mutton chunks and rub with salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside for at least an hour.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh
    2. Take a small bowl, add beaten curd add saffron milk with the curd mix well and keep it aside.
    3. Take a oak or high bottomed pan then add ghee (clarified butter) and heat the oil.
    4. Add whole spices such as cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf and sauté for 2 minutes
    5. Add finely sliced onions, sauté until they turn transparent.
    6. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté on low flame for 2-3 minutes.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh
    7. Put the mutton pieces, cook until the color of the mutton changes.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh
    8. Now add salt, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder tomato paste to the mutton.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh
    9. Cook the spices well on low flame and continue to cook until the oil separates from the gravy.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh
    10. Add beaten yogurt into the mutton, mix well and cook the gravy until oil starts leaving.
    11. Add water and stir well.
    12. Cover the lid or you can cook it in a pressure cooker, go for 2-3 whistle in a low flame. Without pressure cooker you have to cook for 45 minutes to tender the mutton chunks.
    13. Switch off the flame.
    14. Reduce the steam and open the lid and sprinkle a pinch of garam masala
    15. Check the softness of mutton and salt.
    16. For garnishing add a tablespoon of freshly chopped coriander leaves.
    17. Serve with tandoori roti or pulao.How to make spicy Kashmiri rogan josh

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