Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rogan Josh - Kashmiri Mutton Curry

Rogan means meat fat and Josh means heat and literally Rogan Josh translates into fatty meat slow cooked with intense flavour.  The dish gets its heat from the use of  black cardamoms and cloves. The use of Kashmiri chilli imparts bright red color to the dish. In the traditional method, dried red Kashmiri chillies are soaked in hot water and ground to a fine paste. While in the current short cut method we use store bought Kashmiri chilli powder.

1. Mutton - 1 kg
2. Garlic cloves - chopped - 6
3. Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tablespoon
4. Curd - 1/2 cup
5. Black cardamoms - 1
6. Cloves - 4
7. Mace - 1 blade
8. Green cardamoms - 2
9. Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
10. Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
11. Shallots - 1 cup
12. Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
13. Fennel powder - 1/2 teaspoon
14. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
15. Salt to taste
16. Oil or ghee - 3 tablespoon

1.  Pressure cook meat along with salt, turmeric powder, garlic cloves and 2 cups of water for upto 5 whistles on medium flame.

2. Whisk the curd and set aside. Also mix Kashmiri chilli powder in a tablespoon of water and make a paste.

3. Heat a thick bottomed vessel and heat 3 tablespoon of oil/ghee. Add chopped shallots and saute until they turn translucent. Add ginger paste and fry for a minute.

4. Add black cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, green cardamoms and mace and saute for a minute.

5. Reduced the flame to sim and add coriander powder, feenel powder, Kashmiri chilli powder paste and yogurt and give it a good mix.

6. Remove just the meat from pressure cooker and add to the masala. Give it a good mix and simmer for 5 minutes.

7. Now add the liquid from pressure cooker and cook for another 20 minutes until the meat is tender.

Traditionally Rogan Josh is served with boiled rice but it takes good with roti as well.

I am linking this recipe to “Sshh cooking secretly” event. For the July event and I am paired with Sujitha Ruban. She gave me yogurt and garlic as my secret ingredients and I made this dish. I gave her Kashmiri chili and ginger and she came up with a flavourful Kashmiri chicken curry. Do visit her blog to check the recipe.


  1. Make videos and put it on Youtube Anu

  2. I love Kashmiri dishes.. so flavourful. Rogan josh has come out perfect.

  3. I had the pleasure of tasting kahwa on our recent holiday in Kashmir, and absolutely loved it! Your version looks so good! :)

    ~Priya Iyer from

  4. Wow the Rogan josh looks so very beautiful. Love the colour you got.

  5. Now, doesn't that look scrumptious? I am sure your family must have loved it.

  6. First of All love the name of your blog, I have been following but never had the chance to interact. lovely looking recipe for Kashmir here.

  7. Omg, how catchy and colourful this rogan josh looks, fingerlicking goodness definitely.

  8. What a rich looking mutton curry! Must have tasted delicious!

  9. Mutton curry looks so rich, flavourful and delicious. Loved the colour.

  10. one of the gems of kashmiri cusune😊

  11. The mutton curry looks stunning! Lovely color !

  12. Hei...though i am a vegetarian, i know what subtle flavours yoU wOUld have got from adding cardamoms..very nice..

  13. Love the flavourful and colourful curry.

  14. The dish looks perfectly made and colourful.It must have been a hit.

  15. I'm so glad you made the famous Rogan Josh for the Kashmiri cuisine theme. I don't think any Kashmiri cuisine is complete without the mention of this famous dish.

  16. Am gonna give this a try soon!Delicious recipe!