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Rogan Josh Recipe.

Updated on January 27, 2016
Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is the most famous of the Kashimiri cuisine. Kashmir is the northern most part of India and it is supposed to be the most beautiful place on earth. This dish has a very nice aroma which invokes feeling of hunger inside you and dish is equally very tasty. Main ingredient of this dish is lamb. Care has to be taken to choose the lamb so that it is very succulent and tasty. This is of course red meat but then we can not eat always thinking of red or white meat, many a times we have to think of tongue too. Very tasty, easy to make and though if you live outside India, ingredients may only be available online but they are easily available on or

Serves 4


1. Boneless leg of lamb: 700 grams / 1 pound and 9 Oz.

2. Yogurt: 300 ml / 12 fl oz.

3. Tomatoes: 2 deseeded and chopped.

4. Onion: 1 chopped.

5. Heeng (Asafetida): ½ Tsp dissolved in 20 ml of water.

6. Ghee: 30 grams / 1 oz

7. Ginger garlic paste: 2 Tsp

8. Tomato Puree: 2 Tbsp.

9. Bay leaves: 2

10. Ground Coriander / Cilantro: 1 Tbsp.

11. Red Chili powder: ½ Tsp

12. Ground turmeric: ½ tsp

13. Salt to taste

14. Garam Masala: ½ tsp

15. 1 Green chili: chopped.

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1. Take a large bowl.

2. Now put 300 ml of yogurt in the bowl and mix well with the Heeng (asafetida).

3. Set Aside

4. Now take the boneless leg of the lamb and trim all the fat and skin over it.

5. Cut the lamb in to 5 cm / 2 inch cubes.

6. Now add the lamb to the yogurt.

7. Rub yogurt well on lamb pieces with hand.

8. Set aside for 30 minutes to marinade.

9. Now in a blender, blend onion and tomatoes in to a smooth mix.

10. Take a heavy base large frying pan with tight fitting lid.

11. Melt Ghee in it.

12. Now add garlic and ginger paste to it.

13. Stir it continuously for a minute or so, till you smell aromas.

14. Now to this add tomato and onion mix from the blender.

15. Stir for 30 seconds.

16. Now add bay leaves, tomato puree, red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.

17. Stir well.

18. Now reduce heat to low.

19. Simmer for 7 to 8 minutes stirring occasionally.

20. Now from the bowl add all the contents ( lamb and marinade)

21. Add salt.

22. Mix well.

23. Cover the pan with tight fitting lid.

24. Now let it simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

25. Since lamb have moisture of its own so it don’t need water but if you feel it is too dry and is going to stick to base of pan then add little water.

26. Now after 30 minutes sprinkle Garam Masala on the lamb.

27. Cover lid again and simmer it for another 15 to 20 minutes till lamb is tender.

28. Serve hot.


1. If you can not find ghee then you can use vegetable or mustard oil, though real aroma and taste come with ghee only.

2. Pan should be heavy base or ingredients can stick to the pan.

3. Kashmiri red chili powder is preferred but if not available uses ordinary red chili powder.

4. Garam masala if not home made then make sure it is from good company.

5. Rub yogurt hard on to the lamb to marinade it well.

5 stars from 4 ratings of Rogan Josh

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