Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh

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Kashmiri cuisine and Rogan Josh go hand in hand, this is very first dish that normally pops into our heads the moment we look at Kashmir or its cuisines. It’s a rich & very delicious dish, made with mutton (Lamb) slow cooked with onion & tomato gravy with lots of whole & dry spices to give it a perfect flavor. Its Yummy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

35 mins                    1 hour                      1 hour 35 mins                     1-2 Serving


Mutton (lamb) – 350-400 grams

Tomato – 1 large tomato (blended)

Onion – 2 (finely chopped)

Garlic cloves – 4 (minced)

Ginger – 1 teaspoon paste

Fresh green coriander – 1/4 cup

Green chili – 1 (finely chopped)

Yoghurt – 2 tablespoon

Salt per taste

Cinnamon – 1 stick

Mace – 1/2 piece

Peppercorns – 3-4 pieces

Cloves – 4-5

Big cardamom – 2-3

Small cardamom – 4

Bay leaf – 2

Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Red chili powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon

Fennel powder – 1 teaspoon

Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon

Vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons

Water – 400 ml


  • Heat oil in large saucepan and add whole apices – cinnamon, mace, peppercorns, bay leaf, big & small cardamoms and fry for 3-4 minutes, till you can smell the aroma.
  • Now add onions, ginger & garlic and fry till onions become golden in color for 8-10 minutes. Now add mutton (lamb) and fry for 6-8 minutes.
  • Now add tomato puree and all ground dry spices – salt, cumin powder and turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala & fennel powder. Add yoghurt too and fry for another 10-12 minutes, don’t let it burn though. Keep adding little splashes of water when it gets dry. When the sauce or masala mix is like a thick paste, then add water.
  • Cover and cook the mutton completely in immersed in water; let it simmer on low heat till the meat is cooked well and is tender.
  • Now un-cover and add lemon juice. Garnish with fresg green coriander.

Note: Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh is ready to be served, goes very well with roti, naan, chapatti & rice. You can serve with any kind of breads you like. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

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