Restaurant Style Mutton Rogan Josh | Mutton Rogan Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 Servings
  • Goat or lamb – 1 kg, curry cut
  • Salt – 2 tsp
  • Yogurt/curd – ½ cup
  • Mustard oil – ½ cup
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Black peppercorn – ½ tsp
  • Black cardamom – 2
  • Cardamom – 5 to 7
  • Cloves – 6 to 8
  • Cinnamon sticks – 2-inch stick
  • Onion – 4, large, thinly sliced
  • Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Hot water – 3 cups
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 2 tbsp
  • Fennel powder – 2 tsp
  • Ginger powder – ½ tsp
  1. Take the mutton pieces in a large bowl and add salt & yogurt/curd to it. Mix everything thoroughly so that each mutton pieces is evenly coated with yogurt and let it marinade for an hour.
  2. Heat a large wok and add the mustard oil. Once the oil is hot, temper it with bay leaves, peppercorn, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Fry them until fragrant, for about a minute.
  3. Add the sliced onion and sauté until the onion turns golden brown, about 15 minutes on medium-high heat. Keep stirring the onion to avoid sticking.
  4. Next add the ginger and garlic paste and cook them for couple of minutes.
  5. Now add the marinated mutton pieces and stir them well to mix with onion mixture. Sauté the mutton on medium-high flame for 10 to 15 minutes or until the mutton pieces are browned nicely on all sides. If you see too much water is releasing, crank up the heat and continue stir frying.
  6. While the mutton is frying, mix Kashmiri red chili powder in water. One all the mutton pieces are nicely browned, pour the Kashmiri chilli mixture over the mutton. Also add fennel powder & ginger powder and cook for another 10 minutes on medium high heat until oil starts to release.
  7. Now pour hot water over the mutton, cover the kadai and let the mutton cook for 45 minutes on low heat. Please note that 45 minutes is a ballpark number; based on the quality of your mutton the final cooking time needs to be adjusted. Cook until the meat is tender and have almost fall-off-the-bone kind of texture.
  8. Your mutton rogan josh is ready! Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves a serve with plain white rice. Enjoy!
Recipe by Everyday Indian Recipes at