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Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh Recipe

May 08, 2018







Mutton Rogan Josh is an authentic recipe straight from a Kashmiri kitchen. Chopped mutton cooked in desi ghee and a host of spices it's definitely an absolute treat to your taste buds.


    1/2 kg meat-cut into pieces (preferably nalli)
    3 lamb stock
    220 ml yogurt
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 Tablespoon ground garlic
    1 cup pure ghee
    3 cloves
    1 ½ teaspoon ginger powder
    6 green cardamoms
    3 black cardamoms
    3 teaspoons turmeric powder
    1 Tablespoon onion paste-fried
    3 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder-dissolved in a cup of water
    1/2 teaspoon saffron-ground and added to 2 tbsp warm water
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder


Heat ghee to a smoking point in a handi, add cloves, green cardamom, black cardamom, and cinnamon, stir over medium heat until the green cardamom begins to change colour. Add meat, increase to high heat, stir-fry for 4-5 minutes.
Remove handi/pan from heat, stir in yoghurt and bhunno/stir-fry over medium heat until the fat leaves the sides, mix in stock and bhunno/stir-fry until the fat leaves the sides.
Repeat the process of adding 2 tbs of stock at 4-minute intervals until the meat is reddish brown.
Then add ginger powder, black cumin and Kashmiri Mirch powders (dissolved in 240 ml of water), bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat and bhunno/stir-fry until the fat leaves the sides.
Add the remaining stock and salt, bring to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked and tender.
Remove and adjust the seasoning.
Now add saffron, stir and keep warm.

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