Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mutton Rogan Josh

Mutton Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Mutton DishThis recipe is an adaptation of Camellia Panjabi's recipe from the book 50 Great Curries of India. Its a combination of both the Hindu and the Muslim way to cook it. Serve with plain rice, saffron pulao or serve with hot with rotis !

1 kg mutton ( some bones)
8 cloves garlic chopped or crushed
3 teaspoons kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 cup thick yoghurt
250 gm small onions chopped, normal onions will do too
1/4 cup ghee/ oil
4 cloves
2 large black cardamom
4 green cardamom
2 cinnamon leaves, tej patta
1 blade of mace/javitri
1 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon fennel / saunf powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder/ sonth
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
salt to taste


1. Boil the mutton with the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 6 cups water for 30 minutes. Remove and strain. Keep stock aside.
2. Make a paste of the red chilli powder by adding a little bit of water.
3 Whisk the yoghurt, set aside.
4. Heat ghee/oil. Add onions and fry till golden brown. Add cloves, green and black cardamoms, mace coarsely ground together. Add the 2 bay leaves. Fry for a minute.
5. Add the coriander, fennel, ginger and turmeric powder and fry. Add chilli paste and a little warm water and stir.
6. Add the meat, saute till nicely coated by masala. If the masala sticks to bottom of pan keep adding a little of the stock kept aside.
7. Add whisked yoghurt and stir well.
8. Add 3-4 cups of the stock kept aside and lower heat. Cover and cook till meat is tender.


Manda said...

Sounds delish. I have the book too and have often made a tomato-coconut fish curry from there, which is smashing (and not difficult). Madras fish curry it's called, maybe?

SB said...

Every since I saw this post, have been dying to try this recipe out. It just sounds so damn yummy!
Today is THE day! Will tell you how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ria - What is the role of the stock that is made earlier on in the process _ does not seem to be used anywhere...

Kalika said...

I am usually quite scared of making mutton as it never quite turns out right. But I just made this for tomorrow's lunch and had a teeny weeny taste. Quite a strain on the will-power to stop myself from finishing the whole lot. I love rogan josh and can't believe that I actually made some myself!
thanks for sharing, am looking forward to trying out everything on this blog (eventually!)

Ria Patel said...

Hi Anonymous- my mistake. The 3-4 cups of liquid added at end is not warm water but stock. I have edited the recipe now.

Sorry about that.
Kalika, Manda and SB- Hope yours turned out well?

SB said...

it came out splendidly! and now my mom, who tasted it, like me, thinks you're super fantastic!
whenever she comes home, she wants me to log on to your blog, so she can read your recipes :)

Ria Patel said...

Thanks SB ! Glad you and your Mum liked it. Now when will we meet to discuss your blog ! :-)

Aban Kekobad said...

Hi Ria
Great Blog and pics
Do check out my blog too with Parsi and other recipes