Mutton Rogan Josh

Recipe by Koushik

I have tasted lot of Rogan josh recipes which use onion & tomato messing with actual taste & punch. Try this authentic Rogan Josh recipe which I got from a 5 star chef. It’s different!

Style: Traditional | Cooking time: 90 min
Servings: 4



Mutton ( preferably shanks) – 500gm

Hing ( Asafetida) – 1 tsp

Ginger Powder – 1 tbsp

Fennel seed powder – 1 tbsp

Kashmiri Chili powder – 2 tbsp

Javitri ( Mace) -1 flower

Black cardamom – 2

Green Cardamom – 2

Cinnamon – 2” stick

Cumin – 1 tbsp whole

Saffron – 1 tsp

Hung Curd – 2 tbsp ( optional)

Ghee / Mustard oil – 5 tbsp



  1. Spice mix 1: Take ½ cup water and mix Asafetida, Ginger powder, Fennel seed powder & Kashmiri chili powder, stir well to make a fine paste
  2. Spice mix 2: Soak Green cardamom, Cinnamon, Cumin and Mace in water for 15 mins, then drain the water and grind together to make a paste
  3. Wash the mutton and squeeze well to discard excess water.
  4. Heat oil/ ghee in a pan, add Black cardamom to crackle.
  5. Now add mutton pieces to the pan and fry until golden brown on medium to high heat.
  6. Add the spice mix 1 with saffron, cook for 15 mins so that masala get fried well
  7. Now add 3 cup of water and cover the pan; cook for 45 mins on low heat. ( in between check if it’s not sticking to the pan base)
  8. After 45 mins the gravy would have reduced to 1/3, then add curd and stir well for 5 mins.
  9. Now add the spice mix 2 and stir well, then add 2 cup of water; cover the pan and cook for 30 mins on low heat.
  10. In the meantime mutton would have absorbed all the spices and gravy got thicken, you will see the (red color oil) coming out properly.
  11. Your authentic Rogan josh is ready; serve with long grain rice or nun.
  12. Optional "Ratanjot" for more fiery colour

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