Authentic Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh (Kashmiri Lamb Curry)

Rogan Josh  is a Kashmiri style Mutton (Lamb) Curry made with spices like fennel seeds and dry ginger.


  • 5 tbsp Ghee
  • 3-4 Black Cardamom (Crushed)
  • 4-5 Cloves (Crushed)
  • 8-10 Black peppercorn (Crushed)
  • 4-5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Hing
  • 800 g Mutton
  • 2 tbsp Milk (Hot)
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Maida
  • 1 and ½ tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 3 tsp Fennel Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak saffron in milk .
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add black cardamom, cloves and whole peppercorns.
  • Fry for 10 seconds.
  • Add whole red chilies, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add the mutton and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes, till it turns slightly brown.
  • Now add ½ cup water and cook for 10-12 minutes on low flame.
  • Whisk the yogurt with 1 tsp maida.
  • Add Kashmiri red chilli powder, fennel powder, dry ginger powder, coriander powder, salt and milk with saffron.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the yogurt in the pan.
  • Cook for a minute.
  • Add a cup of water and cook the mutton for 15-20 minutes on medium low heat till done.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or Naan.


  • This dish is traditionally made in ghee but you can choose to use any oil of your choice.
  • Adding some maida in yogurt make sure it doesn't split while cooking.
  • Rogan josh is traditionally made in a pan over low heat but I used a pressure cooker to fasten the process.
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