Authentic Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh Recipe

Authentic Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh recipe has to be one of my favorites. This recipe is as traditional as it gets.

Rogan Josh is an aromatic curry from the land of Kashmir in India. But originally the recipe came from persia. And was brought to India by the Mughals. Its quite popular dish for it’s distinct taste from the spices and for its deep red color from a special herb Ratanjot and chillis that are native to Kashmir.

Rogan josh is usually made using mutton or even lamb. But any red meat works for this recipe. Include the shanks and bones and your recipe will have a flavor thats unmatchable.


Directions to Make Mutton Rogan Josh-

  • 500 grams Mutton with bones cut into small or medium size
  • 1 cup dahi/yogurt
  • Salt as per taste
  • Mustard oil as needed
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida/hing
  • 1/2 inch Ratan jot/alkanet

Fot whole spices-

  • 2 Black cardamom/Badi Elaichi
  • 4 Cardamom Pods, elichi ke beej
  • 4 Cloves, laung
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick, dalchini
  • 1 Bay leaf, tej patta

Extra spices-

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder, kali mirch powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Powder, sauf powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida/hing
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder

Fot marination-

  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)


  1. Wash and drain the mutton of excess water.
  2. Marinate the mutton with all the spices under marination and keep it aside covered for 4 hours.
  3. In a heavy bottom wok/kadhai heat the mustard oil and add all the spices under whole spices. Cook the oil with spices on low heat for about 30-40 sec.
  4. Now add the mutton that was marinated. Roast the mutton in the oil for about 3-4 mins. Keep mixing in between to avoid sticking or burning. Also add the hing.
  5. Add 1-2 cups of water and cover and cook on simmer till mutton is cooked.
  6. Till then heat 2 tbsp ghee and add the ratanjot herb. No need to cook just add the herb in hot oil. Let it infuse. Keep aside.
  7. Also mix curd with all the extra spices. Mix well to avoid curd to curdle when cooking.
  8. Now add the yogurt and spices mix to the mutton.
  9. Mix well. Cook for about 5-7 min.
  10. In the end strain the ghee mix and add the ratanjot infused ghee to the dish.
  11. Serve with roti or rice.
  12. Enjoy!


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One thought on “Authentic Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh Recipe

  1. Daal and mutton is a two different thing but after reading this recipe I came to know that even we can make mutton in this way. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

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