Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh

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  • 1  kg mutton, mixed cuts/ pieces and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2½ tablespoons ghee
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2¼ teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri Lal Mirch powder
  • 2½ teaspoons fennel seeds, powdered
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 1½ teaspoons garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • 2  bay leaves
  • 2 black cardamoms



  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker or CanCooker and add green and black cardamoms, bay leaf, and cook for 15 to 20 seconds or until the spices start to splutter.
  • Add onion to it and cook on low to medium flame until the onion softens well.
  • Stir in ginger-garlic paste and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add mutton pieces and sear the meat for 3 minutes on all sides.
  • Add salt, Kashmiri Lal Mirch, coriander powder, fennel seed powder, asafetida, garam masala, and stir it all with the mutton pieces.
  • Add water to the cooker, cover, and cook the mutton for 45 minutes or until the protein cooks through.
  • Adjust the salt content, serve, and enjoy!


Rogan josh is a popular meat-based dish of Indian cuisine and is an integral part of many weddings and celebrations in the North Indian states. It is quite a simple preparation where extensive use of spice imparts color, aroma, and flavor to the dish.

This aromatic meat dish draws its influence from the Persian region, which pretty much influences the way spices and meats are used and flavored in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. Traditionally alkanet flower (ratanjot) is used to add a red tinge to this dish. However, this spice is quite difficult to source. So, we have used Kashmiri Lal Mirch powder to add that lovely red hue to this dish.

You may use meat from both goat and sheep to prepare this dish and serve it with naan, roti, rice, or biryani. It is a slow cooked preparation where low to medium heat helps to flavor the meat and gives it a nice texture.

As you have to cook this dish on a simmer for a long time, you may use the slow cooker or induction cooktops but we definitely recommend you to use a CanCookers to maintain the cooking temperature and heat. It is a great choice to prepare this dish as you have plenty of utensil options in which you can sear and cook this dish in the same pot.

Also for this recipe, we recommend you to use a boning knife as it is extremely sharp. A list of the best boning knives could be found here.

So, now that you have a few options of cooking gadgets, start gathering some of the exclusive Indian spices to prepare this delicacy. 

Submitted By: The Daring Kitchen