Mutton Rogan Josh: A Kashmiri Delicacy

Mutton Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri delicacy. Rogan means red color consists of pieces of mutton cooked with authentic spices incorporating with onion and thick curd in intense heat. Kashmiri delight Mutton Rogan Josh has red color light gravy with a strong aroma of spices. The reddish color of Rogan josh is due to the uses of Ratan jot. You can prepare this recipe as a main dish and serve with rice or roti.

Enjoy this spicy Rogan josh recipe to explore a staple of Kashmiri Cuisine.

Mutton Rogan Josh


For curry
  • Mutton- 1 kg
  • Thick Curd/ Yogurt-  1 cup
  • Oil- 1 cup
  • Water- 2 cup
  • Fried onion- 2
Spices required
  • Sahi Jeera- 2 tbsp
  • Cloves- 4-6 pieces
  • Black Cardamom- 2 pieces (Half crushed)
  • Asafoetida/ Hing- ½ tbsp.
  • Salt- 3 tbsp. (as per required)
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 3 tbsp.
  • Red chili powder- 1 spoon
  • Coriander powder- 2 tbsp.
  • Saunf/ Fennel seed powder- 2 tbsp.
  • Ginger powder- ½ tbsp.
  • Ratan Jot- 2 stick

Instruction for Rogan Josh: Step by Step Preparation

  • Wash the mutton pieces properly. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan or Handi (instead of this you can also use a pressure cooker). Add the whole spices cloves, Sahi jeera and black cardamom to the oil and sauté it for a minute.
  • Add mutton pieces into it and fry well about 10-15mins. Cover the lid and cook on medium to high flame, when you will notice the meat will turn light brown in color then remove the lid, add fried onion and fry for a minute. Then add one cup of water and cook over low heat.
  • Take a small bowl to add curd along with red chili powder, coriander powder, Ginger powder, saunf powder, Asafoetida, and Salt. Mix all the spices well with curd. Add the mixture into the mutton and stir it properly about 10mins.
  • Add Kashmiri chili powder and little water cover the lid and cook for about 15 min. Take a bowl and infused rattan jot with 4-5 spoon of hot oil to release red color. At last, add the infused oil into the curry and give a final mix.  After 40mins of cooking the flavor of Rogan Josh comes nicely.
  • Switch off the flame and Enjoy! Super delicious Rogan Josh along with Naan or Rice.


  • You can use any kind of meat to prepare this dish.
  • Use more amount of Kashmiri chili powder or saffron strands if ratan jot is not available.
  • You can skip adding the fried onion.

11 thoughts on “Mutton Rogan Josh: A Kashmiri Delicacy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *