Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Rogan Josh

I found this recipe while my husband was going through the tv channels. It came up on a show called "Food Safari" on fox traveler. It was one of those recipes that they fast forward and make in like 5 minutes.

I usually don't like mutton, but this recipe is amazing, the meat literally falls off the bones. 
So tender and juicy.

But definitely not something that you'd want to make often, as there is a lot of oil involved. But a great crowd-pleaser at a dawat or get together. And a great recipe for Eid-ul-Adha

For This Recipe You'll Need:
750 grams of Mutton
1/2 cup of Oil/Ghee (I used oil with 1 tbsp of Ghee)
2 large Onions chopped
1 tbsp of Ginger Garlic paste
1/4 tsp of Black Peppercorns
1/4 tsp of Cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks
3-4 Black Cardamom
2 Bay leaves 
2 tsp Red chili Powder (adjust according to taste)
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Dried Red chilies (Kashmiri mirch/Talhari mirch)
1 cup of Yogurt
1/4 cup Milk
a few sprigs of Saffron
1/2 bunch of Coriander

Soak dried chilies in hot water for 15 minutes. Blend to make a paste. Keep aside.

Mix Red chili powder, Turmeric, Coriander powder and Garam masala powder in a little bit of water (to prevent burning in the pan). Keep aside.

Heat oil. Add clove, black peppercorns, bay leaves and black cardamom. Cook for a minute.

Add finely chopped Onion.

When golden, add ginger garlic paste. Cook for a minute till fragrant.

Add the masala with water and red chili paste. Cook for a minute.

Add mutton ad salt. Cook till it changes color, than add water and let it cook on low flame till tender.

Add yogurt.

Cook till the oil comes on top.

Than add the amount of water you want for gravy.

Soak Saffron in milk. And add this as well. 

When ready to dish out, add coriander.

Serve with rice.

Linking the recipe to Meat Lovers Month


  1. wow dear so simple and easy to make.. thanks for sharing with step by step pix

  2. Nicee.. come over & link ur recipes to my event Back to School Lunch Ideas ur participation is most welcomed :)

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  4. Hi ! No cu,in seed has been mentioned but i see some thing like cumin in picture for frying of onion. Do we have to use cumin?

  5. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes