Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh

Prep: 8 hours

Cook: 45 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Kashmiri

Key Ingredients:

A classic Kashmiri mutton dish


  • Mutton, cut into bite sized pieces on the bone 750 gms
  • Raw papaya paste 2 tbsps
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sunflower oil 2 tbsps
  • Green cardamoms 7 to 8
  • Cloves 0
  • Black peppercorns 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Ginger, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Onions, chopped 1 cup
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 to 2 tsps
  • Tomato puree 2 tbsps
  • Yogurt 2 tbsps
  • Sugar ½ tbsp
  • Mace powder ¼ tsp
  • Green cardamom powder ½ tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Saffron, mixed with 2 tbsps milk a few strands


  • Take mutton pieces in a large bowl, add raw papaya paste, ginger-garlic paste and salt and mix well. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep it in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cumin seeds and ginger and saute till fragrant.
  • Add onions and saute till onions are golden brown
  • Add mutton, salt and red chilli powder, mix well and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree, yogurt, sugar and mace powder and mix well. Cover and cook till mutton is tender.
  • Add cardamom powder and coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, drizzle saffron milk and serve hot.