Rogan Josh is a lamb dish of Persian origin. It is a signature Kashmiri cuisine and derives its name from the Persian words: Rogan, which means "oil" and Josh means "intense heat". Thus, Rogan Josh means made in oil at intense heat. Hence I decided to prepare this special dish on my Mom's Birthday to surprise her.
So let's start with recipe.
5-6 teaspoon Oil
2 one inch sticks Cinnamon
4 pods Black Cardamom
2 Bay Leaves
1 kilogram Onions
2-3 teaspoon Ginger - Garlic paste
1 kilogram Mutton
5 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Fennel Powder
1/2 cup Yogurt Whisked
- Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and black cardamoms then add onions Sauté till fragrant till the onions turn golden brown.
- Add lamb pieces with littlle amount of water and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly till lamb pieces turn a nice reddish brown color.
- Add Kashmiri red chili powder, fennel powder and salt according to taste.
- Add yogurt and cook till the lamb is tender, stirring occasionally.
Best served hot with steamed white rice.