Mutton Rogan Josh


3/4 kg mutton, cleaned
1 1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
20-25 shallots, sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4-1 tsp dry ginger powder / chukkupodi
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp fennel powder
1/2 cup less sour yoghurt
1 piece cinnamon
3-4 cloves
3-4 green cardamoms
1 black cardamom
1 bay leaf
1 mace, chopped
salt to taste
3 cups of water
3 tbsp ghee


  1. Clean and cut the mutton into medium pieces.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add cleaned mutton, turmeric powder, chopped garlic, salt and 3 cups of water and mix well.
  3. Then cook it covered for 1 whistle at high flame and 3-4 whistles on low flame till done.
  4. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and separate the cooked mutton pieces and stock in different bowls.
  5. In a small bowl, mix kashmiri chilli powder with little water and keep it aside.
  6. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and add cinnamon, green cardamoms, black cardamom, bay leaf and mace and saute for few seconds.
  7. Add sliced shallots and chopped onion to this and saute well till it turns medium brown colour.
  8. Then add kashmiri chilli paste ( step 5) and mix well.
  9. Add dry ginger powder, coriander powder and fennel powder and mix well till its raw smell disappears.
  10. Add cooked mutton pieces and mix well.
  11. Add beaten yoghurt and mix well till it turns dry and the oil separates.
  12. Then add stock and mix well. Adjust the salt and allow it to boil for few minutes.
  13. Switch off the flame and serve hot with ghee rice, chapati, neer dosa etc…

Recipe Source: Magic Oven

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